Phony Pallone votes against reopening the government

Congressman Frank Pallone

Despite his rhetoric against the U.S. government shutdown, Congressman Frank Pallone voted against the continuing resolution which reopened the government after giving ‘non-essential’ federal employees an unscheduled three day weekend.

Pallone issued a statement on Monday blaming President Trump and the Republicans in Congress for the shutdown which started on Saturday morning:


“Like many Americans, I am deeply disappointed that President Trump and Congressional Republicans have refused to compromise and have allowed our government to shut down as a result. Without a functioning government, programs and agencies that are tasked with keeping us safe and our economy moving will be unable to do their job. Millions of New Jerseyans get up and go to work everyday and do their job, it is time that Republicans do the same.

“The lives of more than 20,000 DACA recipients in New Jersey have been put on hold .The current DACA situation is a self-inflicted crisis imposed by President Trump. We can no longer allow Congressional Republicans to kick the can down the road, because Republicans refuse to compromise on a common sense solution for young people who have only known America as their home. We need to move past the partisanship, past the President’s bigoted remarks on immigration and finally come to a solution on DACA.

“Meanwhile, Republicans continue to play politics with the health of nearly 9 million kids.  An extension of CHIP and other health care programs could be passed with strong bipartisan support if it was not attached to a continuing resolution. We should not be holding our nation’s children hostage by forcing CHIP, a bipartisan program, onto a controversial funding bill.”

“We need to come together to swiftly reopen the government and get back to work for the American people.”

Given the opportunity to reopen the government on Monday evening, Pallone joined 144 other Democrats, including all but one of New Jersey’s Democrat Members of Congress, in voting against the continuing resolution which funds the government through February 16.

Posted: January 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “Phony Pallone votes against reopening the government”

  1. Steve Adams said at 1:07 pm on January 23rd, 2018:

    Pallone is an embarrassment to our State and our Country. He is the poster child for an “Establishment Democrat” that is wrong on policy and is a politician for all the wrong reasons too.
    He is the perfect example of the need for term limits. He should retire and continue to live his life with his family in Washington.
    He showed up a few weeks ago for a swearing in ceremony. Thankfully he was not the one called up to swear me in.

  2. Kathy Baratta said at 1:43 pm on January 23rd, 2018:

    We already have “term limits.” They’re called elections.

  3. Sure, but, said at 1:59 pm on January 23rd, 2018:

    thanks to the gerrymandered districts always more favorable to him, it is nearly impossible to get rid of him: # there-til-ten-toes up…

  4. Steve Adams said at 2:03 pm on January 24th, 2018:

    Dear Kathy-
    Elections against an incumbent is not a level playing field.

    In fact, its the unethical politicians that misuse their offices, that get the most leverage from incumbency and least deserve the office.

    Even people that enter office with good intentions can be slowly corrupted and end up at the wrong end of the ethics spectrum. This is not my opinion but clear established historical fact.

    Given the options, our society would have a much stronger faith in our officials if there were term limits compared to the dismal faith with so many slowly corrupting public officials. Read the public opinion surveys.

  5. Steve Adams said at 2:07 pm on January 24th, 2018:

    Kathy- Here is an example close to home, about Pallone.
    I voted for him a few times about 25 years ago. He WAS a decend guy with good ideas on cleaning up our ocean and beaches.

    25 years has turned him into a DNC hack with no apparent interest in anything other than photo ops, and an incumbency advantage that makes him impossible to replace in an election.

    Support term limits, please.