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Response to Hurricane Harvey

It has been heartbreaking to watch the devastation of Hurricane Harvey unfold in Houston. 30 trillion gallons of water have fallen so far, leaving more 33% of Houston County submerged, and more rain is expected to come. The damage is sure to be expensive and far reaching, while the recovery will be complex and challenging. […]

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Rooney appointed to Homeland Security’s Public Safety Communications Commission

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has been appointed to the statewide Public Safety Communications Commission which oversees the Office of Information Technology in the Department of Homeland Security and State Preparedness. As a member, he will work to implement legislation to assist first responders when needed. I’m grateful for this opportunity to help […]

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62 State Lawmakers Join Rooney Urging VP Pence to Get Argentine Company to Pay for $1.3 Billion Passaic River Cleanup

TRENTON, NJ. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney is asking Vice President Michael Pence and President Mauricio Macri of Argentina to work together to urge Argentinian oil company YPF SA to honor its Superfund obligation to remediate the Passaic River. Rooney sent separate letters to Pence and Macri, which were signed by 62 additional Republican and […]

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Rooney Seeks To Strengthen Laws To Protect Consumers From Telemarketing Fraud

Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney,  (R-Bergen) announced that he is working to stop the harassment and victimization of state residents from unwanted telemarketers whose actions range from annoying to significant fraudulent theft. Rooney, a member of the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee, says current state and federal laws are inadequate to prevent unsuspecting people – especially the […]

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Assemblyman Rooney Honors Wyckoff Girls Basketball Team

Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney issued the following statement: “Last night, it was my privilege to present citations to the players and coaches of the Wyckoff Third Grade Girls Travel Basketball Team honoring their North/West Bergen/Passaic League Championship victory and their undefeated 2017 season. These young women have shown incredible sportsmanship and dedication, and their enthusiasm […]

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Rooney Bill Helps Veterans Seeking Civil Service Employment

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney has introduced legislation making it easier for veterans to access civil service employment. The bill (A5081) expands veterans’ preference for civil service candidates. “Most members of our military serve honorably. They have demonstrated their commitment, many paying the ultimate sacrifice,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “Yet currently, some veterans cannot qualify for […]

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Gov. Signs Rooney’s Mental Health Awareness Resolution

TRENTON, NJ– Gov. Christie today signed a joint resolution (SJR62/AJR96) sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney designating the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. “Treatment for mental illness can be effective and achieving victory over this condition is possible, yet a significant percentage of people do not receive help,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “This […]

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Rooney Disappointed Politics Gets in the Way of Budget

Trenton, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney (R-Bergen) expressed his great disappointment of the legislature’s failure to pass a fiscal year 2018 budget because of Democratic infighting. He gave the following statement: “The failure of the Democratic majority in the legislature to provide the leadership needed to prevent a government shutdown is frustrating to me […]

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Dancer & Rooney bill protecting grant eligibilityfor families struggling to pay for college clears Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly today advanced legislation protecting college students from losing state tuition assistance because their family took an early withdrawal from a retirement account. Sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Kevin J. Rooney, the bill (A4763) exempts an early retirement withdrawal from the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority’s calculation to determine eligibility […]

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