The Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee is responsible for monitoring the protection of citizens of the State of New Jersey. The panel oversees issues affecting counter-terrorism, risk assessments, infrastructure protections, emergency communications, border security and cyber security.
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Quijano Urges Washington to Put Aside Politics to Avert Homeland Security ShutdownAssembly Homeland Security Committee Chair Annette Quijano (D-Union) on Wednesday called on elected leaders in Washington to put politics aside and forge a budget compromise to avoid a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security.
"In the face of mounting threats around the world, we cannot let politics get in the way of protecting our country to the fullest. The fact that anyone in Washington would even entertain the thought of using Homeland Security funding as a political football is dumbfounding.
Mazzeo, Pinkin & Mukherji Bill to Help Property Taxpayers Whose Homes Were Damaged in Natural Disasters Approved by AssemblyLegislation Assembly Democrats Vincent Mazzeo, Nancy Pinkin and Raj Mukherji sponsored to help property taxpayers whose homes were damaged in natural disasters was approved 70-3 Monday by the Assembly.
"After Sandy, many of our state's residents found that the homes they had lived in and the businesses they had owned for years suddenly were uninhabitable," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "In anticipation of the next disaster of that magnitude, it's important that we implement a buffer for those struggling to recover..."