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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. – Today, Congressman Tom MacArthur issued the following statement after the House passed the American Health Care Act:


April 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman MacArthur, co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force announced that New Jersey will receive $12,995,621 in new funding to combat opioid addiction. This funding is the first of two rounds of grants provided for in the 21st Century Cures Act, which established the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants program.

March 27, 2017 Press Release

It is a challenging time for our country.  We are divided politically and a great many Americans have genuine concerns about the future.  I get that and respect it.  Representing a congressional district that twice voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, and then voted for President Trump in 2016, means that I have constituents who are good and decent people, and even next door neighbors and friends, but who hold divergent views on politics and policy.  It’s my job to represent them both as best I can.

March 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Tom MacArthur issued the following statement after the American Health Care Act didn’t come to a vote.

December 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman MacArthur today announced that he will serve as the new co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic. Congressman MacArthur will replace outgoing Chair, Congressman Frank Guinta (R-NH) and join Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH) as co-lead of the group.

October 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman MacArthur recently introduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help families pay for the overwhelming costs associated with drug treatment.

New Jersey’s heroin overdose rate is triple the soaring U.S. rate with Burlington and Ocean Counties making up nearly 13% of the heroin related deaths in the state of New Jersey since 2004. With treatment and recovery efforts remaining a top concern, over 184,000 individuals have been admitted to substance abuse treatment facilities in New Jersey since 2010.

September 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman MacArthur today hosted a heroin and opioid epidemic briefing via conference call with Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato and local elected officials and first responders from New Jersey’s Third Congressional District.

Topics covered on the call:

September 6, 2016 Press Release

BROWNS MILLS N.J. –Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.-03) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today announced a legislative fix for New Jersey hospitals in rural communities being denied equitable Medicare reimbursement rates.  This will allow Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Burlington County to continue its mission of providing patients with access to high-quality care.

July 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), Congressman John Carney (DE-At Large) and Congressman Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) today announced legislation to help community hospitals receive important reimbursements.

May 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tom MacArthur today announced he has received the “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” award from the Healthcare Leadership Council. 
The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC) is a coalition of leaders of the nation’s premier health care companies and organizations. The “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” award is presented to legislators that support the development of new cures, treatments and technologies to increase longevity, conquer disease and make long-term hospitalizations less common.