PolitickerNJ Wire Feed

By Gina Wilder | January 29th, 2013 - 12:10pm
| More

Assembly Democrats News Release

Assembly Commends NJ National Guard For Exceptional Service During Superstorm Sandy


Assembly Passes Resolution Hailing Servicemen/women as "Hometown Heroes"

(TRENTON) - The General Assembly on Monday supported a resolution, 74-0, honoring the invaluable contribution of the New Jersey National Guard during one of the worst weather-related disasters in nation and state history. The legislation, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Ralph Caputo, Cleopatra Tucker, Gilbert L. "Whip" Wilson, and Joseph Egan, will now be filed with the Secretary of State.

"The outstanding troops of the New Jersey National Guard are our 'Hometown Heroes'," said Caputo (D-Essex). "Their presence during the storm provided a great sense of security and hope for many residents across the state. We extend our most sincere thanks to their unselfishness and duty to the citizens of New Jersey."

"The National Guard saw no duty beneath them," said Tucker (D- Essex). "When there was a need, it was met - rescue, food distribution, or providing security. New Jersey weathered the storm largely due to the troop's exemplary training, skill and commitment to our communities."

"Working around the clock to save thousands of stranded New Jerseyans, whether in their homes or on flooded roads," said Wilson (D-Camden, Gloucester). "The New Jersey National Guard is to be commended by the people of this state for their efforts and dedication."

"The rapid response of the National Guard was invaluable to helping our residents' survive the storm," said Egan (D-Middlesex, Somerset). "They answered the call with exceptional coordination and management. Their continued involvement is integral in the rebuilding of our New Jersey."

The largest numbers of troops were out in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, according to the National Guard website. The New Jersey National Guard support included providing communications; shelter and engineering; evacuation and security; high-water vehicle; high-water search and rescue; power generation; food distribution; debris removal, transportation and delivery of essential equipment and supplies.

To read more, please visit the New Jersey General Assembly Democratic Office Web site.

On the Net:
The Assembly Democratic Office Web site
NJ Assembly Dems on YouTube
NJ Assembly Dems on Vimeo
NJ Assembly Dems on Facebook
NJ Assembly Dems on Twitter
NJ Assembly Dems e-mail alerts

Contact Info: 

MAJORITY PRESS OFFICE

609-847-3500

The Back Room

Sources: Why Fox?

With the support of Gov. Chris Christie, Jamie Fox is on the fast track to get back to the Department of Transportation (DOT). The question is why?

Read More >

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: September 18th

Guv prospects Fulop and Sweeney add voices to Silva, Stack and striking 1199 SEIU workers UNION CITY – They tried out their blue collar tough guy tonsils today in front of a purple-shirted crowd of striking healthcare workers – two of three as-yet-undeclared Democratic candidates for governor: Jersey City...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

Contributors

(9-17-14) Viral Video Prompts Questionable NJ Municipal Ordinance -  Socrates said, “While I might disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say... more »
The Correct Foreign Policy – Neither Fortress America Nor Pax Americana      Last week marked the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War 2.  It started with the... more »
(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

“We’re going to hold the line until hell freezes over, and when hell freezes over, we’re going to hold the line on ice skates." - Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-31), at yesterday's SEIU 1199 rally.

- PolitickerNJ

Poll

Who would make the best running mate for Chris Christie if he lands the GOP nomination for president?:

Blogroll

Visit the PolitickerNJ.com/resources page for links to the best collection of information on New Jersey state government.

 

  • Polls
  • The best blogs
  • Columnists
  • State election results
  • Assembly election results
  • Local party websites
  • And more.

PolitickerNJ.com/resources