Congressman Frank Pallone broke from the bipartisan majority of the New Jersey delegation to vote against the federal omnibus spending bill which includes $540 million in funding for the Gateway project–the proposed new tunnel under the Hudson River–that has been touted as a critical infrastructure project for both the regional and national economy.
But you wouldn’t know that Phony Pallone voted against the bill if you visited his congressional website. There he touts as accomplishments pet projects of his that were included in the bill– a whole $1.5 million in brownfields funding to assist small communities, tribes, and rural or disadvantaged areas and special recognition for a Woodbridge site to become a park with 7000 feet of trails and a 800 foot boardwalk.
Also in the spending bill that Pallone voted against is his SANDy Act. The Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act authorizes the FCC to ensure the resiliency of communications networks during natural disasters and sets aside $50 million to educate TV viewers on how to access their local TV stations if the stations have to switch frequencies during a disaster.
So, in addition to voting against the Gateway funding, Phony Pallone voted against his own legislation.
In explaining his vote against Gateway and his own legislation, Pallone called President Trump a bigot and complained the omnibus bill did not include protection for illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children, according to NJ.com.