CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ — Camden County officials are relieving some of the financial burden put on local governments by the coronavirus pandemic by allocating millions of dollars in federal funding to them.
Congress acts to protect the Philly region’s defense plants, giving Lockheed Martin and Boeing a boost
Who is winning this year’s fight over the U.S. military budget? Is it Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Trump appointees, who say the nation spends too much on 20th-century-style tanks, trucks, and helicopters when it should invest in automated, cyber, and space systems made by such firms as Microsoft for possible use against China and Russia?
Congress is poised to support more funding for New Jersey’s second-largest employer. The National Defense Authorization Act would fund new construction at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and protect its fleet of refueling tankers from being retired early.
Today, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) President Sean McGarvey issued the following statement commending the passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act:
“For years, NABTU, its affiliated unions and its members have urged both Congress and the Administration to pass a broad-scoped, robustly funded infrastructure package with strong labor standards to ensure that as we rebuild American infrastructure, we rebuild American communities by providing job and training opportunities to workers and their families. The Moving Forward Act meets these goals aggressively.
Three years ago, U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross and many of his New Jersey colleagues in Congress were celebrating the Air Force’s announcement that Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst would become home to at least two dozen of the newest tanker jets, the KC-46.