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TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement today regarding Congressional Republicans delaying a vote on a package that would provide billions in much-needed Hurricane Sandy relief for New Jersey:
“We may have dodged the ‘fiscal cliff,’ but Republicans in Congress went a step further: they dodged in providing Hurricane Sandy relief for New Jersey. That is unconscionable. Our state needs relief now! That doesn’t mean Congressional Republicans just shrug and say no vote tonight. It means they go back to work for as long as it takes until something is done, period.
“If they don’t feel like taking action, I invite them then to use this break in their time to come visit what is left of the Jersey Shore. They can see the destroyed houses, shattered boardwalks and decimated businesses. They can sit and meet with homeowners and business owners and explain to them why they are going to have to wait to see relief.
“The aid bill currently sitting in Congress needs action now. It is too important to New Jersey to just sit in limbo. I am calling on our state’s Republican congressmen to push their fellow party members to vote for passage immediately. I am also calling on Governor Christie, the man who delivered the keynote address at his party’s convention, to call on his party’s congressional members to get their act together. New Jersey deserves better.”
Days after Jersey City Mayor (and 2017 gubernatorial hopeful) Steve Fulop declared his support and fundraising devotion to South Jersey Congressional candidate Bill Hughes, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) see-sawed onto Fulop's turf with his own "I can find pockets of love in every part of this state including JC" statement.Read More >
Fulop endorses Smith in Bayonne mayoral raceBAYONNE - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop parachuted into the Bayonne mayoral race on Thursday night by endorsing incumbent Mayor Mark Smith."It is a pleasure to be with you here, Mark," said Fulop to a crowd of more than 125 supporters at a...
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"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop- PolitickerNJ.com
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