Frank J. Pallone, father of congressman, dies at age 92

Frank Pallone SRWASHINGTON — Frank J. Pallone, father of U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. and Long Branch council member John Pallone, died Sunday at the Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. He was 92. The elder Pallone was a longtime Democratic committeeman in Monmouth County and active in the Long Branch Democratic Party. He also served on the… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Pallone throws flag on fantasy sports, wants hearing on legality

Pallone njtv senate debateLONG BRANCH– A New Jersey lawmaker is calling on Congress to take a closer look at what has become a favorite pastime of armchair coaches and general managers across America: fantasy sports leagues. In a letter Monday addressed to the chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the chair of a related subcommittee,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 15th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Frank Pallone | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

N.J.’s Pallone backs Obama on Iran

Congressman Frank Pallone and Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik. photo via facebook

Congressman Frank Pallone and Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik. photo via facebook

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. on Friday became the fourth New Jersey Democratic member of Congress to endorse the agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program for at least a decade in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. In a statement, Pallone called the deal “the most effective means available to monitor Iran’s nuclear program and… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: September 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Frank Pallone, Iran, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

Congressman Smith: LGBT persons should be treated with respect and compassion

Concluding_debateCongressman Chris Smith (R-NJ-4), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Africa and Human Rights, responded to the controversy about a remark concerning homosexual rights and human rights that he made during a hearing last week on combating violence inflicted by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigera with a statement issued to MoreMonmouthMusings:

“All governments have a duty to protect everyone and I am unequivocally opposed to acts of violence against anyone,” Smith said, “All individuals, including LGBT persons, should be treated with respect and compassion.”

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Posted: February 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Frank Pallone, Gay Marriage, Gender Equality, Marriage Equality | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Booker, Menendez blast U.S. proposal to allow oil drilling off Atlantic coast

assetContentWASHINGTON — The U.S. Interior Department today proposed opening part of the Atlantic coast to oil and gas drilling, a move that immediately drew criticism from Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker. The two Democratic senators joined Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6th Dist.), the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, in asking President Obama… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, Environment, Frank Pallone | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Booker, Menendez blast U.S. proposal to allow oil drilling off Atlantic coast

Most campaign cash to N.J. House members came from out-of-state donors

assetContent (25)WASHINGTON —New Jersey’s U.S. House members may get their votes from the Garden State, but the money to run their campaigns comes from beyond its borders. Nearly $6 of every $10 in campaign contributions of more than $200 to the 12 lawmakers elected in November came from individuals and political action committees outside New Jersey, according… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 18th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Congress, Frank Pallone | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Most campaign cash to N.J. House members came from out-of-state donors

N.J. lawmakers to FEMA: Stop demanding Sandy victims give back government overpayments

Shore Blvd, Keansburg Oct. 30, 2012

Shore Blvd, Keansburg Oct. 30, 2012

TRENTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency should stop demanding that Hurricane Sandy victims pay back money they mistakenly received from the government, members of the New Jersey congressional delegation said in a letter released today. Both U.S. senators and 10 of the state’s 12 U.S. representatives signed a letter to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate asking… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Chris Smith, Congress, Cory Booker, FEMA, Frank Pallone, Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. lawmakers to FEMA: Stop demanding Sandy victims give back government overpayments

Pallone calls Ferguson Grand Jury decision a “failure of justice”

Pallone njtv senate debateCongressman Frank Pallone issued the following statement regarding the St. Louis County, Missouri Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown:

“The St. Louis County Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson is a failure of our justice system.  The principle of ‘Equal Justice under Law’ must apply to all Americans.  My thoughts and prayers are with Michael Brown’s family, especially his parents, who have endured such unimaginable pain and hardship over these past few months.”

Pallone’s statement is disgraceful and beneath his office.  He did not sit on the Grand Jury and hear the evidence.

Monmouth County GOP Chairman Shaun Golden, Middlesex County GOP Chairman Sam Thompson and the New Jersey Republican Congressional Caucus members should start recruiting a candidate to defeat Pallone in 2016 and start raising money for that campaign immediately.

Pallone is a radical liberal extremist who does not represent the people of the 6th Congressional District.  He can be defeated and he should be defeated.  Defeating him will take a will, a plan and money. It can be done and it should be done.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Frank Pallone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments »

Pallone Prevails Against Pelosi Backed Eshoo

The Monkey Court (MMM Watermark) GIFCongressman Frank Pallone was elected ranking Democratic member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee this morning in a 100-90 vote by the entire Democratic Caucus, according to Roll Call.

He defeated California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, who had been backed for the post by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Both Eshoo and Pallone downplayed speculation that the result was a result of Democratic discontent with Pelosi who was reelected Minority Leader yesterday.

But fellow New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell is quoted indicated that Pelosi overdid it in support of her friend and fellow Californian:

“One can make the argument that she overdid it,” Pascrell said. “One may make the argument that she overdid in terms of the letter she sent out, on the other hand, she had every right to do it — she didn’t break any laws.”

 

Posted: November 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Frank Pallone | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

House Democratic Caucus To Choose Between Eshoo and Pallone This Morning

Congressman Frank Pallone  moving his lips, and fingers

Congressman Frank Pallone 

Congressman Frank Pallone will either be anointed into the elite class of legislative chairmen and ranking members this morning or remain a congressional back bencher as his campaign to replace Henry Waxman as the highest ranking Democrat on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee comes to a close.

Pallone lost the endorsement of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee yesterday to California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo but secured enough votes to force the choice to the entire caucus. The leadership committee is dominated by allies of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who favors her friend Eshoo to lead Energy and Commerce.  The 39-19 tally gave Pallone 14 more votes than he needed to get a ballot with the entire caucus. As a backup, Pallone had a petition signed by 53 Democratic members of congress which would also have forced the caucus ballot, according to Roll Call.

The caucus vote is scheduled for 8:30 this morning, according to Roll Call.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Frank Pallone | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »