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  • Remarks Announcing Officer Angel Padilla, Hero Who Caught Lone Wolf Terrorist, as Guest to Joint Session of Congress
    Posted in Speeches on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 World Trade Center. Twelve Emergency Services members from Bergen County made the supreme sacrifice ... Read more

  • Remarks On His Bill to Cut Out of Date, Burdensome Regulations
    Posted in Speeches on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 that they are heading from having five days back to seven days, given demand, which is obviously great... Read more

  • Remarks on Congressional Priorities
    Posted in Speeches on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 of my highest priorities, and we all thank you for what you’re doing and we’re thrilled with the prog... Read more

  • Remarks on SAFER Grant Application Period
    Posted in Speeches on January 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 which Congressman Pascrell chairs As you all know, Congressman Pascrell authored our nation’s first com... Read more