Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr and his wife signed mortgage documents and affidavits in 2016, and again this year, in which they represented that the home they have owned in the Glover Park section of Washington, DC since 1992 is their primary residence, according to District of Columbia property records.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Congress, Frank Pallone, Middlesex County Democrats, Middlesex County Republicans, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, Congressman Frank Pallone, Frank Pallone, Frank Pallone Jr, Long Branch, Middlesex County News, Monmouth County News, Washington DC | 11 Comments »
Congressman Frank Pallone and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rallied House Democrats to block the passage of legislation supported by President Trump that would allow terminally ill patients to try to extend their lives by using experimental drugs that have not been approved by the FDA.
President Trump called for the “right to try” legislation in his State of the Union Address. The U.S. Senate passed the bill unanimously and there is bi-partisan support for the bill in the House.
The bill was up for a ‘fast track’ vote in the House on Tuesday, which requires passage with votes from two-thirds of the chamber. The vote was 250 aye to 140 no, falling short of the two-thirds requirement. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 14th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Congress, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, CD 6, Congressman Frank Pallone, Frank Pallone, Middlesex County News, Monmouth County News, Nancy Pelosi, NJ-6, Right to try | 8 Comments »
Congressman Frank Pallone and his Republican challenger, Atlantic Highlands School Board Member Brent Sonnek-Schmelz will engage in a candidates forum moderated by the League of Women Voters on Wednesday November 2 at Monmouth University’s Wilson Hall in West Long Branch. The forum will start at 7:30 p.m. and is scheduled to end at 9 p.m.
The candidates for New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District’s seat in the House of Representatives will make an opening statement and then take questions from the audience. Bill Madden from the Township of Ocean LWV will serve as the moderator.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2016 Elections, Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, Frank Pallone, Middlesex County News, Monmouth County News, NJ CD 6 | 1 Comment »
Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, the Republican candidate for congress in New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District (parts of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties) publicly challenged Congressman Frank Pallone to two debates today after not hearing back from the 28 year incumbent after extending a private invitation.
“Congressman Pallone should live up to his own words and debate me. The people of the Sixth District deserve to hear him defend his failed policies and tell us why after 28 years in Congress, the loss of Fort Monmouth and the government corruption following Sandy, he deserves reelection,” said Sonnek-Schmelz. “Pallone was chomping at the bit for debates when it would have benefited him politically during his failed U.S. Senate campaign. Failure by Mr. Pallone to agree to these debates would reveal him to not only be a hypocrite, but a brazen one at that. I am hoping he exceeds my expectations and agrees to stand on a stage with me and contrast our competing visions for the country and our district face-to-face.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County | Tags: 2016 Congressional Elections, Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, Congressman Frank Pallone, Middlesex County News, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ CD 6 | 2 Comments »
Congressman refuses to address the $10K he’s accepted from EpiPen’s PAC
When asked to respond to his challenger’s call for him to return the $10K he’s accepted from Mylan Pharmaceuticals,the manufacturer of EpiPen, the lifesaving emergency treatment for anaphylactic shock, Congressman Frank Pallone blamed the 400% wholesale price increase for the drug on congressional Republicans.
“It’s outrageous that drug companies like Mylan continue to dramatically increase the cost of lifesaving drugs, and this is just the latest example of why Congress needs to tackle the overall problem. I’ve been a longtime and outspoken advocate for Congress and my committee to address this issue, but, unfortunately, the Republican majority has repeatedly refused to work with us to solve this problem. We must find a solution to ensure that American’s aren’t subject to the whims of bad actors in the Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry,” Pallone’s statement to Observer read. (emphasis added)Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2016 Congressional Elections, anaphylactic shock, Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, Congressman Frank Pallone, EpiPen, Frank Pallone, Middlesex County News, Monmouth County News, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, NJ CD 6 | 2 Comments »
Republican congressional candidate Brent Sonnek-Schmelz today demanded that Congressman Frank Pallone (Radical Progressive Liberal Democrat-Middlesex and Monmouth Counties) return the $10,000 he has collected from Mylan Pharmaceuticals’ political action committee and that Pallone explain his cozy financial relationships with the companies he is charged with overseeing as the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Mylan and CEO Heather Bresch have come under scrutiny this week after it was reported that the company has increased the wholesale price of EpiPen 400% while Bresch’s salary has increased 671% from $2,453,456 in 2007, the year of the Mylan aquired EpiPen to $18,931,068 in 2015.
EpiPen is a life saving emergency treatment for anaphylactic shock. Sales of the drug provide 40% of Mylan’s operating profit, according to published reports.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2016 Congressional Elections, Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, EpiPen, Frank Pallone, Heather Bresch, Middlesex County News, Monmouth County News, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, New Jersey, Senator Joe Manchin | 1 Comment »
By Art Gallagher
Congressman Frank Pallone said last week that sitting on the floor of the House of Representatives to try to force the Republican majority to force a vote on gun control legislation was his proudest moment in 28 years in Washington.
Pallone told NJ.com’s Auditor that he is holding a “symbolic sit-in” in his New Brunswick Office today, as a “national day of action” with his fellow Democrat Congress Members, where his constituents could sit on the floor and discuss gun control legislation with him.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, Frank Pallone, Gun Control, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2016 Elections, CD 6, Congressman Frank Pallone, Gun Control, Middlesex County News, Monmouth County News, NJ CD 6, Phony Pallone | 1 Comment »