Weekly Newsletter: April 22nd, 2015
It's been a busy couple of weeks, but I wanted to quickly note an exciting milestone. Last week marked 100 days into my first term as your Representative. While I'll be sending out a recap soon of what we've accomplished for South Jersey in that first 100 days, this is a great piece on the work we've done in the House.
- In Case You Missed It: A Real Solution for Sandy Victims
- Town Hall Meeting Recap
- Around the District
In Case You Missed It: A Real Solution for Sandy Victims
"A key U.S. House committee voted Wednesday to limit to three years the time the Federal Emergency Management Agency can demand repayments from disaster victims…
The provision was championed by U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-3rd Dist.)… "As we rebuild and recover in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, I'm glad New Jerseyans will have one less thing to worry about," MacArthur said."
-- Star Ledger: Lawmakers vote to limit FEMA's ability to demand repayment from disaster victims
Sandy victims deserve to be treated fairly by the government. I've been working tirelessly on solutions for fairness and accountability at FEMA, and it looks like we're one step closer to having one of my solutions become law. I will continue to fight for the other provisions in my Disaster Assistance Fairness and Accountability Act.
Town Hall Meeting Recap
It was great to visit with so many people at my town hall meeting in Berkeley Township last week. I wasn't surprised to hear that the biggest issue on many of your minds is jobs and the economy. It was the top issue you're concerned about from our survey about your priorities, and it's what I hear most often when traveling around South Jersey. I'm happy to report that of the 60+ bills we've passed so far, over half of them are aimed at improving job creation. I'll continue to put my 30 years of private sector, real world experience to use in Congress so we can foster the right environment for businesses and workers to succeed.
Around the District
It was great to see Burlington County Freeholder Bruce Garganio and NJ Regional Manager for the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, Bill Sproule, at the Defense Enhancement Coalition meeting where we discussed about how we can best advocate for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
I spoke with the Southern New Jersey Development Council on how we can bring good paying jobs back to South Jersey.
I am so impressed by Captain Joseph Gouryeb, an Army veteran and Cinnaminson native who has earned two Bronze Stars and two Army Medals of Commendation. We can all be grateful for his service to our country. Captain Gouryeb is presenting me in this photo with a flag flown over the Jalalabad Air Field in Afghanistan on January 11th, 2015. The flag is now proudly displayed in my office.
Proud to honor Col. James Roughgarden, a 92 year old World War II fighter pilot who attended our Marlton Constituent Services Open House. Thank you for your service!
We had a great crowd at our Marlton Constituent Service Center Open House! This young woman had some great thoughts to share.
I enjoyed visiting with so many of you in Marlton.
An incredible showing by our local chapter of Vietnam veterans at our Marlton Constituent Service Center Open House. Thank you for your service, gentlemen!
Our district office interns Joleen and Chris hard at work!