Washington, D.C. --- U.S. Reps. Rush Holt (NJ-12) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today issued the following statements regarding the recommendation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld that Fort Monmouth be closed and its activities consolidated at other military facilities under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.
"Today, the House approved crucial legislation that for the first time ensures homeland security funding for first responders is distributed on the basis of risk, not strictly on the basis of population.
Eatontown, NJ --- U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Rush Holt (D-NJ), cochairmen of the Save Our Fort Committee, today issued a detailed report showing the significant role Fort Monmouth is playing in the war in Iraq, and said the report demonstrates Fort Monmouth's critical role in today's military.
Washington, D.C. --- U.S. Reps. Joe Knollenberg (R-MI) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, recently welcomed more than 350 members of the Armenian community to Capitol Hill to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. They were joined by numerous Senators and Members of Congress.
Washington, D.C. --- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today introduced legislation that will mandate states strengthen their child restraint laws, or face a loss of critical federal highway money.
Long Branch, NJ --- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today requested that both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Transportation work together to develop a system for notifying local officials, law enforcement, and emergency planners of any rail shipments containing hazardous materials through their jurisdictions.