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By replance | May 30th, 2014 - 1:56pm
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WASHINGTON, D.C --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), who represents Lyons Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bernards Township, Somerset County, today released the following statement on the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki:

“I thank Secretary Shinseki for his dedicated public service, but leadership starts at the top and the backlog issues that preceded the appalling ‘waiting list’ scandal have tarnished the Veterans Administration and failed our Nation’s heroes.  I will soon partner with colleagues in the House to offer our servicemen and women greater options and access to the care they need and deserve.  These solutions will work to restore their faith in the VA.  It is my hope today’s announcement turns the page on this disappointing chapter in our ongoing commitment to the people who fought to keep our Nation free.”

 

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Winners and Losers: Week of Sept. 8th WINNERS Ray Lesniak Governor Chris Christie this week reversed himself on sports wagering, acknowledging the good sense of a bill the veteran 20th District state senator had previously seen vetoed by Christie. (Politicker Staff) http://www.politickernj.com/81196/winners-and-losers-week-sept-8th       Bergen County Exec's race:...

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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 >

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