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MAYS LANDING- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew announced two more additional Air Improvement Program Grants (AIP) in South Jersey. Included in the grants were $11.2 million for runway improvements at Atlantic City International Airport, and $1.4 million for Millville Municipal Airport in Millville for improvements to the Apron portion of the airport.
“These funds are another big win for South Jersey and our community,” said Congressman Van Drew. “I will always advocate for smart expenditures in our infrastructure and these are much-needed investment.”
CAPE MAY- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew announced that Cape May County Airport will be receiving an Air Improvement Program grant (AIP) totaling more than 2.7 million dollars (more than $2.3 million previously unannounced). The AIP will be used for improvements to the runway and runway lighting at the airport.
“This is a huge win for our area,” said Congressman Van Drew. “This grant will allow for much-needed improvements to the Cape May County airport and I am ecstatic for the positive impact this will have.”
WASHINGTON-Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew introduced the Workforce Recovery and Training Services Act. The legislation is designed to address the needs of workers in a post-COVID 19 job market. It authorizes the Department of Labor to disburse $3.5 billion dollars to states, with priority given to higher impacted areas. Senator Daines (R-MT) introduced the Senate companion legislation earlier this week.
The legislation includes:
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Van Drew announced that the Department of Health and Human Services(HHS) released their second round of Provider Relief Fund COVID-19 High-Impact Payments. Included on this second round of funding were several local hospitals: Ocean Medical Center, Cape Regional Health System, Southern Ocean Medical Center, Salem Medical Center, Shore Medical Center, and Inspira Health Network.
VINELAND, NJ- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew and United States Department of Agriculture(USDA) Under Secretary Greg Ibach toured Seashore Fruit and Produce in Vineland, NJ to see the Farmers to Families Food Box Program in action. The Farmers to Families Food Box Program provides a partnership between the USDA and local farmers to provide nutritional assistance to food banks, community and faith-based organizations, and other non-profits serving Americans in need. This program is funded by Coronavirus relief funds passed earlier this year.
This is no longer about safety. This is Governor Murphy forcing businesses to die; businesses that just spent months investing and preparing to open at a time he gave his word to them on. The restaurants placed food orders, bought PPE, hired staff back, and started advertising.
How is going to a busy big-box store any safer than a prepared restaurant?
To compare us to other states undermines the pain and the work that went in to keeping us at the diminishing virus levels we are currently at. It does not represent any sense of reality in New Jersey.
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew issued a statement regarding the destruction of historical and religious statues across America. Congressman Van Drew is also supportive of pending legislative or executive action to protect statues from being vandalized or destroyed on Federal property. Many statues and murals are on private or state/locally owned land which might not have the same protections.
MAYS LANDING- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew was awarded “Legislator of the Year” by the Department of New Jersey Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The award was presented to Congressman Van Drew at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Wildwood. Congressman Van Drew then met with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to discuss veterans care initiatives.
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew announced his opposition to the $3 trillion spending bill that Nancy Pelosi unveiled this week. While there are pieces of this legislation that would be beneficial to the current COVID crisis we are in, Speaker Pelosi has added in her wishlist of progressive, nation-changing proposals that she knows will never be signed into law.
Washington- Congressman Jeff Van Drew had a telephone meeting this afternoon with Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services(HHS) Eric Hargan on COVID-19 payments to hospital systems that arbitrarily missed out on hotspot funding. To receive the hotspot funding the hospital must have had 100 confirmed COVID-19 patients by April 10th. This lack of funding has only been exacerbated by the shutdown of elective surgical procedures on a statewide basis which has also been a large financial blow to hospitals.