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(Washington, DC) “We are disappointed that the U.S. Department of Justice has submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in which it defends the PennEast Pipeline Company’s efforts to exercise eminent domain to seize public lands. We agree with the State of New Jersey – and the 2019 ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit – that the Eleventh Amendment expressly bars private companies, like PennEast, from condemning state-owned land for their own private use.
(Washington, DC) This week, Representative Tom Malinowski’s Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize and expand the National Estuary Program (NEP) was signed into law by President Trump. The NEP provides grants to 28 states to improve the water quality and ecological integrity of our nation’s most significant estuaries, including parts of the Raritan, Rahway, Elizabeth, and Hackensack Rivers in New Jersey.
(Somerville, NJ) Today, Representative Malinowski shared a recap of his accomplishments from his first term in Congress. Since Rep. Malinowski was first sworn into the House of Representatives in January 2019, he and his staff have been committed to serving the constituents of New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.
(Washington, DC) Today, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020. The bill, which is the product of bipartisan, bicameral compromise, includes several priorities championed by Representative Tom Malinowski to help address the local water resource and flood mitigation needs of communities throughout New Jersey. The legislation is expected to pass the Senate soon.
(Washington, DC) Today, the House passed the Clean Energy Jobs and Innovation Act (CEJIA), which includes key provisions of a bill led by Representatives Tom Malinowski (NJ-7) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) to protect property owners facing eminent domain for the construction of pipelines, such as PennEast.
(Washington, DC) Today, the House passed the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act (CEJIA), a comprehensive clean energy bill that makes smart investments in renewable technologies, modernizes our electrical grid, and puts our country on the path to achieving net-zero pollution by 2050 at the latest. The CEJIA includes legislation introduced by Representative Malinowski to protect landowners and prevent pipeline companies from exercising eminent domain until t
(Somerville, NJ) This week, Representative Tom Malinowski announced that Frenchtown will receive a $1,388,288 grant and a $1,590,000 loan from the Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants program dispersed through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) office of Rural Development. The funding will be used to install a new gravity sanitary sewer system to each house in the Hilltop area of the Borough of Frenchtown. The project will also eliminate potential groundwater contamination from failing septic systems in the neighborhood.
(Washington, DC) Today, the House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act which provides permanent, full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and establishes the National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund. The bill, previously passed by the Senate on June 17th, 2020, is now awaiting signature by the President. Rep. Malinowski voted in favor of this legislation.
(Washington, DC) Today, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted unanimously to advance the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 to the House Floor. The bill, which includes several priorities championed by Representative Tom Malinowski, will help to address the local water resource and flood mitigation needs of communities throughout New Jersey.
(Washington, DC) Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in favor of landowners who challenged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) use of tolling orders—an unfair practice that blocks landowners from challenging the legality of a pipeline project, while allowing pipeline companies to seize their land and begin construction. This landmark ruling sets a national precedent by requiring FERC to respond to landowners’ requests for rehearing within 30 days.