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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

Accountability

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January 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman MacArthur today announced that he has been elected Co-Chair of the House Tuesday Group.

The Tuesday group is one of the three main coalitions of House Republicans and is comprised of close to 60 Members who focus on working with Members of both parties to effectively govern, including basic functions of government such as passing the Defense bill and government funding bills on time.

April 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom MacArthur today announced that his office has unveiled FEMA whistleblowers directly involved with Hurricane Sandy flood insurance claims.

April 13, 2016 In The News

Congressman Tom MacArthur is calling for the director of FEMA to resign. The congressman believes that if the director isn’t holding anyone accountable, then someone needs to hold him accountable for not taking care of this.

“By shining a bright light on it, I hope to do two things: One, get a fairer deal for the people that have been taken advantage of. And two, I want hearings. I want to know who directed this because there has to be some accountability.”

April 8, 2016 In The News

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (WABC) -- This family has a familiar story. Flooded out by Sandy, only got $14,000 from FEMA, even though it will cost nearly a hundred grand more to fix their house. Now they say they were victims of fraud in the review process.

Darrell Wade is dumb-founded. His cancer stricken mom's Atlantic City house was underwater during Sandy. He says a FEMA adjuster documented all the damage from the floors to the furnace, yet they only got a fraction of their claim.

March 30, 2016 Press Release

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.

March 25, 2016 In The News

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.

March 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom MacArthur today responded to the Inspector General report on Superstorm Sandy National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) claims.  The report was entitled by the Inspector General, "FEMA Does Not Provide Adequate Oversight of Its National Flood Insurance Write Your Own Program."

September 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom MacArthur today responded to FEMA extending the deadline for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders to request a review of their claims filed in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Following pressure from Congressman MacArthur and 106 local Ocean County elected officials, the extension was announced hours before the deadline with many residents in the Third Congressional District still attempting to file claims reviews.

September 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Tom MacArthur was today joined by 106 local Ocean County elected officials in a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator (FEMA) Craig Fugate, calling on him to extend the deadline for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders to request a review of their claims filed in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. As Congressman MacArthur traveled throughout Ocean County during the August work period, he encountered many residents expressing concerns with the September 15 deadline to enter the review process.

August 11, 2015 Press Release

Today, Social Security celebrates eight decades of providing economic security for America's workers and their families. Social Security has provided a strong safety net - easing pressure on families, reducing uncertainty and keeping millions of Americans out of poverty.  It's hard to imagine how different retirement was when my Dad was a young boy, before Social Security.  Now, like millions of Americans, it's an important part of his retirement security.