WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday Congressman MacArthur announced he has cosponsored ten bipartisan bills that address important issues in South Jersey communities including improving school safety, protecting domestic abuse victims, and supporting our local fishermen. 

“I’ve always believed that members of both parties have to work together to solve tough problems facing our districts and our country,” said Congressman MacArthur. “These ten bipartisan bills address a host of critical issues facing South Jersey including improving our schools, protecting domestic abuse victims, cracking down on human trafficking, caring for marine life, and supporting our local fishermen. Since I came to Congress, I’ve been reaching across the aisle to improve the lives of my constituents and will continue to work with anyone to support South Jersey.” 

Bipartisan Bills Include:

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Safe Schools Improvement Act which requires states to direct their local educational agencies to establish policies that prevent and prohibit conduct, including bullying and harassment. Original Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez (D-CA)

IDEA Full Funding Act which require regular increases in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) spending to meet the federal commitment. Original Sponsor: Rep. Huffman (D-CA)

Anti-Lunch Shaming Act prohibits schools from singling out students who are unable to pay for lunch. Original Sponsor: Rep. Lujan Grisham (D-NM)

Pet Safety and Protection Act would prohibit “Class B” (random source) animal dealers from selling dogs and cats to researchers. Original Sponsor: Rep. Doyle (D-PA)

Pet and Women Safety Act which broadens the definition of stalking to include conduct that causes a person to experience a reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury to his or her pet. Original Sponsor:  Rep. Clark (D-MA)

Human Trafficking Fraud Enforcement Act which directs Treasury to establish within the IRS an office to investigate and prosecute violations of tax laws by persons that appear to be violating laws against forced labor, trafficking of individuals, and transportation of minors or aliens for immoral purposes.  Original Sponsor: Rep. Maloney (D-NY)

Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act which establishes a comprehensive women's history museum within the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Original Sponsor: Rep. Maloney (D-NY)


Cold Case Record Collections Act which would allow citizens to request the declassification of certain documents from civil rights cold cases.  The bill was drafted by high school students from Hightstown, New Jersey. Original Sponsor: Rep. Rush (D-IL)


Transparent Summer Flounder Quotas Act which delays current reduction in Summer Flounder quota. Original Sponsor: Rep. Pallone (D-NJ)


Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement Act amends the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to prohibit taking, importing, or exporting the killer whale species, or any product that contains that species, for public display purposes. Original Sponsor: Rep. Schiff (D-CA)