Congressman MacArthur’s office was made aware of a bureaucratic snafu that was prohibiting Guard members from receiving the Humanitarian Service Medal. Ambiguous language in Army qualification guidelines prompted Congressman MacArthur to take the fight all the way up to the Secretary of Defense, who approved the medals the week of the third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.
Earlier this month the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General released a report entitled, “FEMA Does Not Provide Adequate Oversight of Its National Flood Insurance Write Your Own Program.” This report summarized a yearlong investigation, prompted by a “60 Minutes” interview in March of 2015, which revealed that thousands of superstorm Sandy victims had been wrongfully denied insurance claims due to corrupt and fraudulent practices.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman MacArthur released the following statement on the Department of Defense’s decision to suspend the collection of bonuses awarded to our veterans:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman MacArthur recently introduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help families pay for the overwhelming costs associated with drug treatment.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom MacArthur today honored WWII veterans of South Jersey at a ceremony with family and friends in Medford, New Jersey. MacArthur introduced local WWII veteran, Col. James Roughgarden and Holocaust survivor and Army Major Ernest Kaufman of Lumberton.