What is Josh Welle hiding? Congressional candidate is in violation of the Ethics in Government Act

The front runner for the Democrat nomination to run against Congressman Chris Smith in the 4th Congressional District has failed to file his Financial Disclosure Report with the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Josh Welle, address unknown, won the endorsement to challenge Congressman Smith at the Monmouth County Democrat Mini-Convention last weekend when he earned 60% of the delegates’ votes to 40% for former Asbury Park Councilman Jim Keady.  Welle is heavily favored to win the Ocean County endorsement at a Mini-Convention on Sunday afternoon, March 11 at Central Regional High School in Bayville. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 10th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Congress | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Political Predictions for 2018

National  Politics:

Defying historical trends and mainstream media polling, the Republican Party will expand its majority in the both U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.  Congressman Frank Pallone will not become a Committee Chairman.

President Donald Trump’s personal approval ratings will hover between 35-45%.  His job approval rating will exceed 50% nationally and in NJ as the economy continues to grow and as threats from ISIS and North Korea are neutralized. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 31st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Donald Trump, John Curley, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Political Predictions for 2018

Good news for Sandy victims: House limits FEMA ability to demand disaster repayments

WASHINGTON — U.S. House legislation to help victims of the most recent hurricanes also would help some of those who suffered losses under Hurricane Sandy. The hurricane relief bill, which awaits Senate passage, would limit to three years the time the Federal Emergency Management Agency can demand repayments from disaster victims. Thousands of letters have been… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Congress, FEMA, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sonnek-Schmelz: Pallone’s behavior is disgraceful

Congressman Frank Pallone sitting on the House floor. Photo via twitter

Congressman Frank Pallone sitting on the House floor. Photo via twitter

Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, the Republican candidate challenging Congressman Frank Pallone in New Jersey’s 6th District, called the 28 year incumbent’s behavior on the floor of the House of Representatives “disgraceful.”

“Frank Pallone’s behavior of the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday was disgraceful,” said Sonnek-Schmelz. “After bragging about being in Congress for 28 years, Pallone said that the theatrics he and his colleagues conducted before an empty chamber was his proudest moment of those 28 years.”

“Frank’s right,” the challenger continued, “he does not have much to be proud about after 28 years.”

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Posted: June 23rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Report: Pallone is holding up animal safety measure over grudge with Booker

Pallone njtv senate debateCongressman Frank Pallone is holding up the passage of a legislation that would update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by objecting to language inserted in the Senate version of the bill by Senator Cory Booker that would restrict the use of animals in testing the health risks of chemicals, according to a report today on Politico.

Pallone’s resistance to the language surprised many on the Hill because he has traditionally been a reliable supporter of animal safety legislation. 39 House Democrats wrote to Pallone on Friday asking him to accept the Senate version of the animal safety which he is currently holding up in a conference committee.  A copy of the letter to Pallone from his colleagues can be downloaded here.

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Posted: May 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Congress, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Report: Pallone is holding up animal safety measure over grudge with Booker

House Rejects Iran Nuke Deal, Smith: Deal Is Existential Threat To Israel And Threat To U.S.

The House of Representatives rejected President Obama’s Nuclear deal with Iran today, 168-269. 25 Democrats joined all 244 House Republicans what is was a symbolic vote that will have no impact on the implementation of the deal.

Congressman Chris Smith spoke passionately against the deal yesterday on the House Floor:

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Posted: September 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Iran | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Lawmakers vote to limit FEMA’s ability to demand repayments from disaster victims

assetContent (74)WASHINGTON — A key U.S. House committee voted Wednesday to limit to three years the time the Federal Emergency Management Agency can demand repayments from disaster victims. The restriction was included in legislation reauthorizing the agency, which passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and now goes to the House floor. The three-year limit does not… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Congress, FEMA | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Lawmakers vote to limit FEMA’s ability to demand repayments from disaster victims

Broken Promises

By Ernesto Cullari

Ernesto_Cullari_GDA1If Republican Congressmen Chris Smith and Tom MacArthur vote for John Boehner (R-Ohio) to be the Speaker of the 114th Congress then they will both be breaking two foundational campaign promises: the first to defeat Obamacare and the second to end Obama’s policy of Executive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens. If they break either campaign promise both are certain face a mutiny at home by voters in two years.

On the issues of Amnesty and Obamacare, Speaker John Boehner has given Obama’s policies the Congressional stamp of approval. In the $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill that Boehner fought for and passed in December 2014, there were provisions that provided short term funding of Obama’s amnesty program.

Prior to the Republican Congress’s financial support, Obama was on shaky legal ground; however by providing funding for Executive Amnesty Boehner breathed new life into Obama’s strategy. The U.S. Supreme Court in Youngstown, a case dealing with the executive seizure of private property in the absence of congressional approval, established that, “Presidential authority is strongest when acting with the expressed or implied consent of Congress.” Through Boehner Congress has shown consent.

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Posted: January 5th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Ernesto Cullari, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Republicans in Congress prepare assault on Obama policies

WASHINGTON — The new Republican-run Congress convenes Tuesday eager to pursue a dream the party’s been chasing for six years: Dilute, dismantle or defang key Obama administration policies on immigration, environment, health care and more. First up this month will be approving the Keystone XL pipeline that Obama has been reluctant to back. Next on the… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Congress | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Nancy Pelosi: An American treasure

Stuart Moskovitz, Not Nancy Pelosi

Not Nancy Pelosi

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

By now most people are aware that Jonathan Gruber has stated on several occasions over the last few years that in order to pass Obamacare, it was necessarily to 1. Lie to Congress and the American people, and 2. Depend on the “stupidity” of the American voter to accept this health care act.

Nancy Pelosi, the representative from Pacific Heights, and currently the second scariest resident of Pacific Heights, second only to Jim Belushi’s character in the movie of the same name, claims that she has no idea what he is talking about, because she never met him and has no idea who he is. As the major force behind the passage of Obamacare in the House, even more than Frank Pallone, who declared as “lousy” every insurance policy purchased by Americans prior to Obamacare, including those policies covering procedures no longer covered by Obamacare, and costing far less than Obamacare, Nancy Pelosi’s statement would carry considerable weight. If this were still 1995. Today, of course, we have social media recording just about everything said by anyone in public view. This includes the speech by Nancy Pelosi in 2009 when she assured everyone that Obamacare was a perfect health plan because it was carefully written by Jonathan Gruber of MIT, the person who she claims now did not write the plan and whom she had never heard of.

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Posted: November 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Congress, Frank Pallone, Nancy Pelosi, Opinion, Satire | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »