Shore Report

Congressman MacArthur Introduces Legislation to Help Sandy Victims


STAFFORD - Additional help may be on the way to Stafford and LBI Sandy victims.  Today in Washington, D.C. Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) introduced the Disaster Assistance Fairness and Accountability Act of 2017. This bill sets a statute of limitations of three years for disaster recoupment preventing FEMA from trying to “recoup” money from innocent taxpayers. 

“Since I first came to Congress, fighting for natural disaster victims, who have been treated unfairly by FEMA, has always been a top priority of mine,” said Congressman MacArthur. “This bipartisan bill will bring common sense reform to FEMA by protecting victims from recoupment years after their claims have been received.  As South Jersey continues to recover from Superstorm Sandy, Jersey Shore families shouldn’t have to pay for FEMA’s mistakes.”

“Victims of disasters like Sandy use whatever assistance they receive to rebuild their homes and put their lives back together, and it’s not fair for FEMA to try and claw back that money years later because they think they noticed a mistake,” said Congresswoman Rice. “While we keep working to waive all debts for homeowners who may have been overpaid through no fault of their own, this bipartisan legislation will impose a three-year statute of limitations on attempts to recoup funds from individuals, as is already the case for states and municipalities.” 


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Verona/Cedar Grove

Details Emerge about Nutley Resident's Rally to Add Armed Guards to Public Schools

March 19, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Details of the 'Rally to Protect Our Children,' a citizen organized effort to add armed guards to all Nutley Public Schools are emerging. The rally will take place at the same time as the '#NeverAgain March for Our Lives' taking place in cities across the country. 

TAPinto Nutley first broke the news of the rally March 13 in a report about ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

March 18, 2018

March 12, 2018 – March 18, 2018

On March 14, 2018 at 11:41 a.m., Ptl. Christopher Heck stopped a vehicle after observing that the operator was not wearing a seatbelt. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a 23 year old female passenger from Woodland Park for possession of marijuana. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On March 14, 2018 ...

Ten Ways to Be Productive on a Snow Day

March 7, 2018

Another Nor’Easter has smacked us in the face today.  After so many of us lost power for what seemed to be an eternity, it’s a good time to make up for lost productivity and work on the famous Stephen Covey Quadrant 2 Activities.  What are they you may ask?  Those are the activities that are Important, yet not urgent (well some of them can be).  In other ...

Rutgers Student on Front Lines of Orangutan Conservation, Research

March 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK - Deep in a tropical forest in Borneo 15 years ago, Rutgers student Didik Prasetyo first encountered a young male orangutan that he named “Jerry.”

The great ape was one of several orangutans that Prasetyo and other researchers followed at the Tuanan Orangutan Research Station in the Mawas Conservation Area in Indonesia. Prasetyo was skeptical when colleagues said ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, March 21, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Financial Seminar

Business & Finance

Wed, March 21, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Understanding Liver Disease

Health & Wellness

Wed, March 21, 7:00 PM

Hospital Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor), Glen Ridge

Becoming a Parent

Health & Wellness

LEGO Drive Benefiting Kids with Cancer

March 16, 2018

A good friend of mine lost his son to cancer at age 10 a few years back. His name was Paul Jimenez aka "Paulie". Since his loss, the family has started a foundation called "Paulie Strong" to help raise awareness and donations for those in need. This March, they are holding a LEGO drive for children with cancer. 

All LEGO sets collected will be donated to the Pediatrics ...

'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...