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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.
MAYS LANDING- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) R.D. James in support of the Maurice River dredging project. This critical project will expedite economic growth and coastal resilience in South Jersey and the Delaware Bayshore. It has been nearly 25 years since the Maurice River was last serviced; far past the optimal 5-8 year maintenance cycle.
MAYS LANDING- Congressman Jeff Van Drew spent the week prior to a crucial United States Postal Service (USPS) vote, visiting with more than 20 postal offices across 8 counties in South Jersey. The House of Representatives is expected to vote today(8/22) on legislation that will fund the USPS ahead of November’s Presidential and Federal elections.
MAYS LANDING- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew was presented the “Spirit of Enterprise” and the “Jefferson-Hamilton” awards from the US Chamber of Commerce. The Spirit of Enterprise is given to members of Congress who vote for pro-economic growth policies while also working across the aisle to ensure those policies are enacted, and the Jefferson-Hamilton award is awarded to select Members of Congress who are the most bi-partisan in all of Congress.
MAYS LANDING- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew issued the following statement in response to numerous outstanding issues of national importance that remain unresolved.
“The American people deserve representatives in Congress who work 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to come up with a deal that includes making sure unemployment issues are resolved, hazard pay for essential employees is passed, new direct stimulus payments to individuals are made, and the Postal Service is operating efficiently and effectively.
MAYS LANDING- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew requested House leadership bring members back to Washington to deal with the ongoing United States Postal Service issues.
MAYS LANDING- Today, Congressman Jeff Van Drew blasted the decision of Governor Murphy to require all voting this November General Election be done by mail. Any ballots cast in-person will be provisional, and not immediately counted.
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.”