Malinowski joins gun violence task force

Rep.-elect Tom Malinowski joined the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, California Rep. Mike Thompson, the group’s chairman, announced Wednesday. “I am excited to join a dynamic group of leaders committed to passing common sense gun violence prevention measures,” Malinowski said. “In New Jersey, we have some the strictest gun control laws in the nation and an assault weapon ban that works. It’s time to reinstate the nationwide ban and

Malinowski still mum on committee preferences

Rep.-elect Tom Malinowski is maintaining his public silence on his committee assignment preferences. “Not until I get 'em,” Malinowski said when asked if he’d like to discuss committee assignments. As a former assistant secretary of state, Malinowski could be well-suited to a role on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, but he has so far been unwilling to give any indication about whether he’ll see such a role. Rep. Leonard Lance,

Pallone: NJ freshmen not likely to replace Lance on committee

Rep. Frank Pallone, Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said it’s unlikely one of New Jersey’s four first-term congresspeople will replace Rep. Leonard Lance on the committee. “Generally speaking, it's going to be hard for anybody who's a new member to be on Energy and Commerce or any of the exclusive committees because there're so many people who are already there who want to be on it,”

Malinowski more than doubled Lance fundraising, spending

Rep.-elect Tom Malinowski more than doubled the fundraising and spending of Rep. Leonard Lance in his successful bid to flip the seventh congressional district’s House seat. According to post-election reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission, Malinowski raised $6,265,579 and spent $6,127,693, or $36.70 for each of his 166,985 votes. Lance reported having raised $2,598,607 and spent $2,714,339. That’s $18 for every one of Lance’s 150,785 votes. Those spending figures

Pascrell, Sires, Payne likely to get subcommittee chairs

Three New Jersey Democrats are expected to assume key subcommittee chairmanships when the 116th Congress convenes in January. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-Paterson) is in line to be chairman of the House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee. Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) will likely become the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) is appears poised to chair the House