Representative Malinowski Welcomes Emergency Disaster Declaration in New Jersey
(Somerville, NJ) Representative Tom Malinowski continues to survey towns in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District impacted by Tropical Storm Ida. Today’s visits to Millburn and Cranford came as President Biden declared an emergency disaster in all 6 NJ-07 counties, unlocking essential federal resources for businesses and residents. Find photos from today’s visits here.
“I am grateful to President Biden for taking the first step in authorizing federal resources to my district following the disastrous effects of this storm,” said Representative Malinowski. “There is still more to be done however, and I am fighting for the full range of FEMA assistance which would include critical help for homeowners. I'm going to be on top of this federal relief as your representative in Congress, and my office is committed to making sure every single constituent in the 7th District who needs help is going to have access to it.”
While in Millburn, Representative Malinowski and Governor Murphy met with small business owners hit hard by the storm. In addition to incoming federal relief, the Governor announced $10 million in state assistance for impacted businesses. NJ-07 small business owners can reach out to our office for help once federal programs are available.
In Cranford, Representative Malinowski spoke with residents and local leaders about the urgent need for flood mitigation along the Rahway River. Last year, Representative Malinowski championed a measure in the House that forced the Army Corps of Engineers to reengage on these efforts with communities. Meanwhile, Representative Malinowski is fighting for funding to be included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill that will move this project forward.
Representative Malinowski has been in constant contact with FEMA as well as state and local partners throughout this crisis, holding calls today with Hunterdon and Union County mayors and county officials. Our office is here to help municipal governments, small businesses, and residents of the 7th District access federal relief programs once they become available in the coming days. To contact our office for assistance with federal relief, click here.