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Today, Congressman Van Drew announced his committee assignments for the 117th Congress. The Congressman will serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and has been reappointed to the Homeland Security Committee.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure and Homeland Security Committees, to continue advocating for South Jersey,” said Congressman Van Drew.
Today, I will be at the Capitol, representing everyone in South Jersey, to respectfully watch President Joe Biden take his oath as the duly-elected 46th President of the United States. Our work will once again begin anew and while we may not always agree, we must all work together to fight for a Strong America and a Strong South Jersey.
It is up to all of us to build upon our past success and write the next chapter of our uniquely and inherently American story.
Washington- Congressman Jeff Van Drew offered his condolences the death of Capitol Police Officer Sicknick while in the line of Duty.
“Officer Sicknick protected lives, and preserved our democracy,” said Congressman Van Drew. “His life was lost defending those of us here in the Capitol. Rest in Peace, may God Bless you and your family.”
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Van Drew issued the following statement on President-elect Biden and election integrity.
What is happening at the Capitol is unacceptable, un-American, and disrepectful of democracy. The debate many protestors have been asking for was happening today and because of these actions it was abruptly ended. Everyone has the right to peacefully protest but what happened today was not peaceful or productive. Today's debate was about the rule of law and by harming police officers, being violent, and breaking into a Federal building, the rule of law was broken. I ask that the President reach out and ask the protestors to leave the Capitol building immediately.
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew released the following statement regarding intelligence that implicates foreign governments in cyber attacks on American government agencies:
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew announced the winner of the Congressional App Challenge for the 2nd District of New Jersey. The App Challenge asks local middle and high school students to submit a developed application (app). The apps are judged based on creativity, usefulness, and technical capability of the coding.
WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Van Drew introduced the Health Smart Air Travel Act (HSAT), HR 8526. HSAT will stimulate development of new technologies that mitigate virus transmission in airports and passenger aircraft.
Created in partnership with the Atlantic County Economic Alliance and the National Aviation Research and Technology Park, Congressman Van Drew’s legislation would create growth opportunities for South Jersey’s aviation sector and the William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center.
Washington—Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew requests that Congressional leadership work together to fix the pressing issues facing America. Most members of Congress agree on issues like the extension of unemployment benefits, hazard pay for frontline workers, direct stimulus payments to individuals, additional PPE, funding our schools and hospitals appropriately, and the extension of protections for small businesses with programs like the Payroll Protection Program. Congressman Van Drew is requesting leadership in the House and Senate come together for America.