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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

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May 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congress MacArthur released the following statement after Congress voted to increase sanctions on North Korea:

This is personal for me.  My wife, Debbie, and I adopted two of our three children from South Korea.  I’ve often talked to my children about what their life would have been like if they were born in Pyongyang and not Seoul. They would have lived in a closed society ruled by a madman who starves and enslaves his own people, and threatens peace throughout the region. 

April 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom MacArthur released the following statement on Syria:

“I fully support this decisive action against the Assad regime and salute our service members for carrying out this mission.  Earlier this week, Assad launched a barbaric chemical weapons attack against the Syrian people—killing innocent people, including many children.  These strikes send an important message that America will not stay silent and allow this type of evil to exist in the world.”

August 3, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tom MacArthur today responded to reports of that the Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran:

June 24, 2016 Press Release

Dear Friend-

Last week, our nation experienced the worst terrorist attack on our soil since September 11, 2001. This attack was the result of a radical ideology and a callous disregard for the sanctity of human life. Like you, I have been dealing with the shock of this attack, and praying for the victims, their families, and our law enforcement and medical personnel.  But now is a time for action.

March 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Tom MacArthur, Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21),  and Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide for the sharing of research and development costs between the United States and Israel to develop directed energy capabilities to detect and defeat ballistic missiles. These directed energy capabilities would detect and defeat ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, mortars and improvised explosive devices that threaten the United States, our forces overseas and Israel.

December 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom MacArthur today urged President Barack Obama to immediately restore all relevant sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program. MacArthur was joined by 14 House colleagues in this request.

October 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom MacArthur today announced that Lockheed Martin has received a $784 million dollar missile defense contract to be carried out in Moorestown, New Jersey.

Lockheed Martin’s contract provides options to develop, deploy, test, and operate a Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR). The LRDR combines radar, ballistic missile defense algorithms, and combat systems to support the defense of the Homeland.

August 10, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Tom MacArthur today announced that he has introduced legislation to ensure the seals of our Armed Forces are manufactured in the United States.

The “Manufacturing American Defense Emblems (MADE) Act” will require all official seals of our Armed Forces, any decorative objects, such as carvings, sculptures, seals and plaques, which depict the official seals of our Armed Forces to be made in the United States.

August 10, 2015 In The News

Rep. Tom MacArthur tells Newsmax TV that the Iran nuclear deal is likely to be disastrous for the world in the years ahead.

"A nuclear-armed Iran is a danger to the United States and our allies," MacArthur, a New Jersey Republican, said Monday to Miranda Khan on "Newsmax Now."

"This deal will lead as sure as day follows night, to Iran being nuclear armed within a decade, and a decade is a blink of an eye in the course of human history.