The members of the New Jersey delegation to the 116th Congress – fourteen Democrats and Chris Smith (R-Hamilton) – are scheduled to meet in Newark at noon with Gov. Phil Murphy to discuss the state’s priorities in Washington next year.
Funding for infrastructure projects, like the Gateway tunnel, are expected to be at the top of the New Jersey wish list.
U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are expected to be in attendance, along with the four new House members who flipped Republican seats in the November 6 election: Reps.-elect Jeff Van Drew (D-Dennis), Andy Kim (D-Marlton), Tom Malinowski (D-Rocky Hill) and Mike Sherrill (D-Montclair.
Smith, re-elected last month to his 20th term in Congress, will be the lone Republican in the New Jersey delegation.