LoBiondo Hails Homeland Security Legislation, Presses State Leaders in Trenton to Ensure that South Jersey Receives Its Fair Share
May 12, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. - New Jersey will receive a greater amount of Homeland Security funding under legislation passed by the House today, but it is vital that state leaders start sending South Jersey their fair share, according to Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-2).
"The current formula that determines how homeland security funds are distributed is inappropriate and illogical, and it needs to be changed now," said Rep. LoBiondo. "Fixing the formula is only part of the equation - we need to make sure that Governor Codey and the bureaucrats in Trenton give South Jersey its fair share of these important funds once they receive them."
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"We have four nuclear reactors, including the second largest commercial nuclear facility in the country, as well as several oil refineries, chemical plants and other hazardous materials that require constant protection," said Rep. LoBiondo.
Rep. LoBiondo added that he has met with many local elected leaders and officials, including those from Atlantic City, and that there was a clear message that more funding is needed. During the summer, the population of Atlantic City swells to several hundred thousands, all located in a small region.
"I will continue to fight for more funding for South Jersey until there is a fair and equitable distribution of the funds that we all rely on to keep our citizens and infrastructure safe," said Rep. LoBiondo.