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Fighting for Clean Air in New Jersey

Posted April 7, 2011 | 16:08:40 (EST)

Clean air should be a priority that we all can agree on, but some in Washington, D.C., are playing dangerous games with public health. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Upton-Inhofe bill, an extreme measure that will eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to address...

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DADT Must End This Congress -- National Security Has Been Hurt

Posted November 10, 2010 | 11:29:25 (EST)

As a member of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, I agree with Defense Secretary Robert Gates's position that the discriminatory policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" must end during this Congress. I believe strongly that the U.S. Constitution, specifically the 14th Amendment, requires the government to apply our laws...

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The People of Vieques, Puerto Rico Deserve Justice from the U.S. Government

Posted May 17, 2010 | 01:20:05 (EST)

The injustice toward the people of Vieques, Puerto Rico must end. Vieques is a small island off the south east coast of Puerto Rico that was used as a bombing range by the U.S. Navy from World War II until 2003. The munitions used in and around Vieques contained toxins...

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Welcoming President Ahmadinejad to the U.S.

Posted May 3, 2010 | 13:07:20 (EST)

There are some very positive aspects to having the United Nations headquartered in the United States, but one of the extremely distasteful though necessary responsibilities of being the host nation is that we are obligated to issue visas to even the most despicable foreign leaders -- such as Iranian President...

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The Libyan UN Ambassador's 27-Year Presence in Englewood and Why Kaddafi Never Made it There

Posted January 5, 2010 | 14:38:58 (EST)

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach recently posted an article on The Huffington Post that was picked up by several other media outlets that completely misrepresented a situation important to the people of Englewood, New Jersey. Englewood is in my Congressional District, I was born there and served as its mayor...

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