7 hrs ago
Vitter/Lautenberg announce new chemical safety compromise
After more than two decades of impasse over chemical regulations, a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday announced a compromise that won support from both environmental and industry officials.
13 hrs ago
The Jersey Journal
N.J. Politics Roundup: Lawmakers support Oklahoma tornado aid; Buono to air first TV ad
TRENTON - New Jersey lawmakers say victims of Monday's tornado in Oklahoma don't deserve the standoff those affected by Hurricane Sandy saw in Congress over relief aid.
Tue May 21, 2013
Peace Corps to allow gay couples to volunteer together
Do-gooders, rejoice: The Peace Corps announced on Tuesday that it would allow gay couples to serve together as overseas volunteers beginning in June.
Perez and McCarthy Nominations Move Toward Full Senate Vote
After a weeklong standoff, Senate committees on May 16 approved the nominations of two candidates to serve in top posts in the Obama administration: Gina McCarthy for the Environmental Protection Agency and Tom Perez for the Dept.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Paramus Post
Sen. Menendez, Rep. Sires Join Port Officials, Labor & Industry...
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and U.S. Rep. Albio Sires today joined Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as well as representatives of the International Longshoreman's Association Local 1135 and the New York Shipping Association to announce progress on the project to raise the Bayonne Bridge.
Sun May 19, 2013
It's sweet vs. sweet in D.C. fight
That peanut butter cup tempting you in the checkout aisle or Krimpet calling out from the office vending machine might seem like sweet, simple bliss, but in Washington they are the subject of fierce debate, competing economic studies, lobbying, and media campaigns that could all spill onto the Senate floor this week.
Sat May 18, 2013
Cooler Heads Digest 17 May 2013
The Competitive Enterprise Institute will hold a Congressional staff and media briefing on "EPA's FOIA Scandals: 'Richard Windsor,' Gina McCarthy, and the Abuse of Power," given by Chris Horner, author of The Liberal War on Transparency and CEI Senior Fellow, from 3 to 4 PM on Monday, May 20, in room 406 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.
The Paramus Post
Senators Menendez, Lautenberg and Blumenthal, and Rep. Maloney Introduce Bill
WASHINGTON, DC In observance of America's National Women's Health Week, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez , Frank R. Lautenberg , Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep.
Fri May 17, 2013
Cory Booker takes in over $1.3M from 90 speeches
Democratic Senate hopeful Cory Booker earned more than $1.3 million by making speeches to various groups for the past five years, according to documents he released Friday.
Thu May 16, 2013
State leaders praise approval of Bayonne Bridge-raising project
On the heels of yesterday's announcement that the U.S. Coast Guard approved raising the Bayonne Bridge roadway, state and local officials are praising the Coast Guard's quick approval.
Lautenberg returns to Senate for committee vote on EPA nominee...
Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, the Senate's oldest member, returned to Congress on Thursday after being sidelined for months because of illness.
Food & Water Watch: Electric Utilities Top List of U.S. Toxic Water Polluters
May 16 - The Ohio Valley Electric Corporation, Ferro Corporation, American Electric Power, the U.S. Department of Defense and the Southern Company top the list of the most hazardous polluters of U.S. surface water, according to a report released today by the national consumer advocacy organization Food & Water Watch and the Political Economy ... (more)
Panel poised to approve EPA nominee
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is expected on Thursday to advance the nomination of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency .
David Goldman-Inspired International Child Abduction Legislation Passed by House Panel
Legislation on parental abduction of U.S. children overseas stemming from a case involving a former Tinton Falls father and son was passed by the House panel that oversees human rights charied by Rep.
Wed May 15, 2013
U.S. Senate Seeks Tobacco Tax Increases
Five U.S. Senators have introduced Senate Bill Number 826, which would increase the cigarette tax by $.94 per pack for a new federal rate of $1.95 per pack, and impose tax parity on other tobacco products.
Tue May 14, 2013
Federal beach replenishment project on LBI to begin this month
A ramp leading to the beach over the dunes in Harvey Cedars was broken off after Hurricane Sandy hit last fall.
Lautenberg to return for Thurs meeting
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg is expected back in Washington Thursday to help advance President Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, spokesman Caley Gray confirmed Tuesday.
Mon May 13, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Gov. Chris Christie's Camp Strikes Gold in California
Dow Jones Reprints: This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, use the Order Reprints tool at the bottom of any article or visit www.djreprints.com California has taken a shine to Gov.
MARAD Deputy Matsuda Steps Down
In a statement released by Marad spokesperson Kim Strong, Matsuda's career highlights and accomplishments were also listed.
The week ahead: Energy Dept. awaits new chief, an EPA showdown sequel, and more
This week will likely bring a changing of the guard at the Energy Department, while Senate Democrats will also try again to advance a stalled nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency.