Remarks Announcing Officer Angel Padilla, Hero Who Caught Lone Wolf Terrorist, as Guest to Joint Session of Congress

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It’s an honor to be here at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute. Not only is this one of the premier training centers for first responders in our state, but is also home to memorials that remind us of just how much we owe to the men and women who put their lives on the lines every day to keep our families safe. The steel beam here comes from the 110th floor of the North Tower of the ...

Remarks On His Bill to Cut Out of Date, Burdensome Regulations

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I just finished a tour of Mars, Inc., one of our great New Jersey companies. Did you know that M&M’s were born right here in the Garden State? And the White House M&M’s are made right here. Mars employs twelve- to thirteen-hundred people in Hackettstown and is a major employer in the area and in the state, of course this shifts varying on demand. My understanding after just meeting with them is th...

Remarks on Congressional Priorities

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It’s great to be back at Ramapo, now, officially as your Congressman. It’s especially important to be here at the Small Business Development Center. I want to acknowledge two of the SBDC’s success stories whose executives are here with us -- Lobster Life Systems and Rinn ABA Consulting. These small businesses are making a real difference in the economic development of our community, which is one o...

Remarks on SAFER Grant Application Period

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Thank you. It’s great to be here with you all this morning. I’m especially proud to be standing here with my friend and new colleague, Congressman Bill Pascrell. Congressman Pascrell fights harder than anyone in Washington on behalf of our firefighters and first responders, and I’m honored to join him in that effort. And, as of today, I’m officially joining the Congressional Firefighter Caucus whi...