Category: Press Release

Van Drew Responds to Governor Murphy’s Disingenuous Remarks About Offshore Wind

February 29, 2024 — Governor Murphy delivered his budget address where he made the ignorant statement that he is “not getting any more complaints [about offshore wind]; there must be no whales 40 miles offshore.” In response, Congressman Van Drew released the following statement about the Governor’s disingenuous remarks regarding offshore wind development:  “Despite Governor Murphy’s insincere and […]

Van Drew Introduces the Public Safety Free Speech Act

February 23, 2024 — Congressman Van Drew introduced the Public Safety Free Speech Act to protect the First Amendment rights of our public safety officers. This bill guarantees that public safety officers, including firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, and police officers, are not disciplined for speaking out about their concerns with job-related issues, such as staffing, wages, […]

Van Drew to Visit Stanley Holmes Village Following Reports of the ACHA Displacing Residents

February 14, 2024 — Congressman Van Drew sent a letter to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge, once again calling for a federal takeover of the Atlantic City Housing Authority (the Authority). This latest letter follows reports that residents were being forced out of their homes, were unable to take their pets, and […]

Van Drew Introduces Bill to Detain and Deport Illegal Aliens Who Assault Law Enforcement

February 13, 2024 — Congressman Van Drew introduced the Detain and Deport Illegal Aliens Who Assault Cops Act, which would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the detention and deportation of illegal aliens who assault law enforcement. “There is no reason that an illegal alien who attacks our law enforcement should remain in our country; that shows […]

Van Drew, Harshbarger Introduce Bill to Eliminate the Board on Geographic Names

February 8, 2024 — Congressman Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) alongside his colleague, Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger (R-TN), introduced the Preserve Geographic Names Act to abolish the Board on Geographic Names at the Department of Interior, in response to their focus on renaming landmarks across the United States that they unilaterally deem ‘offensive’ or ‘insensitive.’ “A Board that was originally […]

Van Drew Joins Fox News Following the Announcement of Approval for Two Offshore Wind Projects in NJ

January 24, 2024 — Congressman Van Drew joined Fox News’ Martha MacCallum following the announcement that Governor Murphy’s New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved two offshore wind projects in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. “In all of my time in public service I have never seen projects as destructive for the state of New Jersey […]

Van Drew Demands Senate and President Take Action to Secure Our Border

January 23, 2024 — Congressman Van Drew called on the Senate to finally take up H.R.2, Secure the Border Act of 2023, which passed the House 257 days ago, and demanded that President Biden take action and secure our border. “House Republicans have consistently put forward legislation to secure our border and stop the invasion of illegal immigrants. […]

Van Drew Slams Gov. Murphy After Announcement of Ex-Staffer to Head New Offshore Wind Advocacy Group

January 22, 2024 — Congressman Van Drew slammed Governor Murphy after reporting that his former acting deputy chief of staff will lead a new offshore wind advocacy group, the New Jersey Offshore Wind Alliance, and sent the Governor and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) a letter questioning an emergency meeting set for this week to approve […]

Van Drew Demands HUD Secretary Meet with Atlantic City Housing Authority Residents

January 16, 2024 — Congressman Van Drew sent a third letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge demanding she meet with community members at the Atlantic City Housing Authority (the Authority) and take immediate action to ensure the safety of residents. Congressman Van Drew initially sent a letter on November 12th, 2023, requesting […]

Van Drew Secures Community Funding, Delivers Public Safety and Jobs for South Jersey

January 11, 2024 — Congressman Van Drew announced that he has secured $10.3 million in community project funding, which he directly requested from Congress, that will deliver jobs and improve public safety in South Jersey.  “I am thrilled to announce that my efforts to secure substantial funding for South Jersey public safety grants has culminated in […]