More on Coronavirus
Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Van Drew announced that he joined Congressman Dan Crenshaw (TX-02) as an original co-sponsor of H.R.5418, the Prevent Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates Interstate Commerce Act.
WASHINGTON – Today, the White House confirmed that the Biden Administration is finalizing plans to give 4 million of the 7 million releasable doses the United States currently has in supply of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico and Canada. Of these 4 million doses, it has been reported that 2.5 million will be sent to Mexico and 1.5 million will be sent to Canada.
Congressman Jeff Van Drew released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02), joined by House Republican Representatives Ted Budd (NC-13), Matt Gaetz (FL-1), Paul Gosar (AZ-4), Bill Posey (FL-8), Ronny Jackson (TX-13), Buddy Carter (GA-1), and David McKinley (WV-1) introduced House Resolution 197 that calls on Congress to prioritize the vaccination of Americans from COVID-19 before exporting doses to foreign countries.
I believe that seniors, healthcare professionals and frontline workers should receive the vaccination first. I will be receiving my vaccination as soon as the most vulnerable have already received theirs. Let's get back to the way of life that we desire.
WASHINGTON-New Jersey congressmen Chris Smith and Jeff Van Drew today introduced legislation to significantly increase the annual cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) for Social Security recipients after it was announced earlier this week by the Social Security Administration that the COLA effective December 2020 is going to be 1.3 percent.
The Smith-Van Drew proposal would increase the 2020 COLA to 3 percent in 2020, and no less than 3 percent more in 2021.
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.
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 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.