• Frelinghuysen, Senators Split On Ending Shutdown

    Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ11), who represents the congressional district that includes Verona, voted today for legislation that will end the federal government shutdown that began Friday night. New Jersey’s senators, Democrats Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, voted...

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  • Verona’s Legislators Vote Against GOP Tax Bill, Frelinghuysen Must Vote Again

    On Tuesday, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ11), who represents Verona in Congress, broke with with his party again to vote against the Republican tax bill. Overnight, both of the senators who represent Verona voted against the Republican tax...

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  • Booker, Menendez Condemn Trump Decision On DACA

    Two of Verona’s three representatives to Washington have issued statements condemning President Donald Trump’s decision today to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA.  “Today’s decision is a moral catastrophe that should...

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  • Verona In Washington: Frelinghuysen Funds Border Wall As Booker, Menendez Reject ACA Repeal

    Last week was supposed to have been Congress’ last week of work before its August recess, and it was a busy one for the legislators who represent Verona. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, both Democrats, maintained...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Verona In Washington: A Busy Week For Frelinghuysen

    The House Appropriations Committee, which is headed by Verona’s representative to Congress Rep. Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ11), voted this past week to cut funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by $528 million. The cuts, which were less...

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  • Real Legislators, Virtual Town Halls

    In late June, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ11) held a town hall that involved a reported 11,000 constituents. Not in person: There aren’t any venues that large in the 11th Congressional District that Frelinghuysen represents. This town hall,...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Verona In Washington: Trumpcare, Virtual Town Hall

    On Friday, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) slammed the Senate Republican healthcare bill as “heartless” and “cruel”. Menendez is a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee that sets national health policy. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) was equally strong...

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  • Verona In Washington: Dodd-Frank Repeal, Comey Testimony, Lead-Free Water

    On Thursday, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ11) voted to approve the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017, which dismantles some of the consumer protections and regulatory rules created in the aftermath of the 2008 financial markets collapse. The CHOICE Act–the...

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  • Verona In Washington: Climate Change, Children’s Safety, Immigrants

    The week after Memorial Day is a so-called state work period for the legislators who represent Verona in Washington. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ11) paid a visit to NJIT, while Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) embarked on a “Jersey Jobs”...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Verona In Washington: Another Frelinghuysen Challenger, Trump Budget, Ocean Testing Ban, More

    Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ11), who has represented Verona in Congress since a redistricting in 2012, is up for re-election in 2018, and this past week, he got another challenger. According to a story in the Record, Jack Gebbia,...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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