Sherrill, Menendez tout budget deal

Rep. Mikie Sherrill and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on Thursday touted funding secured for the Gateway Tunnel as part of a bipartisan budget deal as a victory for the state. “This is another major victory that keeps the Gateway Project on the right track. Despite efforts by the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans to derail Gateway and slash funding for Amtrak, our delegation was able to secure the same funding levels

Sherrill bill aims to curb irresponsible decorating

Legislation introduced today by Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) would make it tougher for cabinet officials to redecorate their offices at public expense. Sherrill says her “Reining In Irresponsible Decorating Expenses (RIIDE) Act” would reduce wasteful spending and increase transparency on renovation and decorating expenses in federal agencies. Several members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet have resigned amidst controversies over spending to renovate their offices. “New Jersey sends more money to

NRCC wants five NJ Democrats to seek Ilhan Omar removal from foreign affairs panel

House Republicans want five New Jersey Democrats – the ones they have targeted for defeat next year – to call for the removal of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) from her seat on the Hose Foreign Affairs Committee. “Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team have made clear there are no consequences for the anti-Semites in their caucus. Jeff Van Drew, Andy Kim, Josh Gottheimer, Tom Malinowski and Mikie Sherrill must immediately

O’Scanlon: Mary Pat Christie would be a great candidate

State Sen. Declan O’Scanlon (R-Little Silver) said former first lady Mary Pat Christie would make a great congressional candidate. “I love her. From the very start, she is one of the classiest people I have met in politics and one of the smartest people I have met in general,” O’Scanlon said. “I haven't spent a lot of time with her, but she's great. She's really amazing. If we as potential

Sweeney would back Norcross for Booker seat

Though it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, Senate President Steve Sweeney would want Rep. Donald Norcross (D-Camden) to succeed U.S. Sen. Cory Booker in Congress’s upper chamber should the latter’s presidential run prove fruitful. “I would have to support Donald Norcross, he's my lifelong friend,” Sweeney said. “That's not even a fair question.” Norcross has long been floated as a potential senator, though more-recently elected members of New