Frank Lautenberg

The Revolt Against FEMA

Sandy victims criticize FEMA flood maps, slow progress

Some New Jersey hurricane victims are complaining that FEMA is doing more harm than Superstorm Sandy did when it hit over four months ago and washed away their homes and businesses. FEMA issued Advisory Base Flood Elevation Maps as a provision of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, which was signed by President Barack Obama last July.

Earmarking for Access

Menendez sponsored $3.5M earmark for major donor in 2010, records show

Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) sponsored a $3.5 million earmark in 2010 for a Virginia-based company that contributed heavily to his campaign during that election cycle and was a lobbying client of a close former aide, public records show.