2015 Membership Renewal
NJ SEED Policy Issues

NJ SEED Storms the Hill!

NJ SEED would like to thank sponsors our event sponsors; Teamsters Joint Council #73, the New Jersey State Legislative Board, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, and Liberty Natural Gas for making this years DC Annual Briefing possible. With the help of our sponsors, NJ SEED was able to host Congressman Frank Pallone at dinner and listen to his recent legislative efforts. Additionally, NJ SEED had Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman’s Chief of Staff, James Gee, in attendance at SEED’s breakfast. The generous contributions of our sponsors allowed for both dinner and breakfast, and completed an exceptional event.

 

During the 2015 NJ SEED DC Annual Briefing, NJ SEED Members met with nearly all of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation in-person or with policy staff, both in the US Senate and House of Representatives. During these visits, NJ SEED advanced our business and labor agenda to promote economic development and create jobs and convey the need for Congressional action. To help clarify and reinforce the various needs, NJ SEED provided all Congressional members and their staff with a copy of the 2015 Federal Briefing Book. Between the in-person meetings and the federal briefing book, NJ SEED was able to make a strong impression on every delegate with whom we met, and we trust the energy and devotion displayed by the Coalition will go a long way in resolving the issues facing New Jersey today.

 

On Monday June 15, NJ SEED members met with staff from the offices of Senator Corey Booker and Congressman Scott Garrett. NJ SEED Executive Director, Michael Drulis, introduced those in attendance and explained the unique position and power NJ SEED when our member, organized labor and the business community, work together. Issues discussed included funding for Transportation Infrastructure both surface and air. Drulis and NJ SEED members explained the need for long-term funding and the inability for large-scale projects to be properly planned and executed when short-term fixes are used to kick the can down the road. NJ SEED asked that Senator Booker and Congressman Garrett both support legislation that funds the Federal TTF for at least 6 years. Congressional staff informed NJ SEED that long-term funding is being sought, but House Majority opposition to raising taxes has prevented real movement on the issue. With the current round of funding set to expire by the end of July, Congress is working to find a solution. Clean energy expansion, workforce development for trucks and ports and environmental clean up issues were also discussed.

 

Following Monday’s meetings, NJ SEED met with Congressional members at the offices of Robert Menendez, Frank Pallone, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Chris Smith, Donald Payne, Bill Pascrell, Frank LoBiondo, Donald Norcross, Albio Sires, Tom McArthur and Leonard Lance. As with the previous meetings, NJ SEED members expressed desire for action on issues consistent with their individual interests. These ranged from improved infrastructure, to EPA Air regulations, to reducing the cost of business in New Jersey. Additionally, all parties were presented with Federal Briefing Books, to allow Congressional members to easily and quickly identify the positions of NJ SEED on a wide variety of issues.

 

NJ SEED and those in attendance shared complimentary views of the event and viewed the trip as a resounding success. NJ SEED would like to extend its sincerest gratitude to all those who contributed to the formation of the 2015 Federal Briefing Book, and all those who attended the event. The continued and dedicated efforts displayed by the members of NJ SEED made the 2015 DC Annual Briefing, one to remember.

NJ SEED Releases the 2015 Federal Congressional Issues Book

NJ SEED is proud to announce it will be in Washington, D.C. on June 15-16, 2015 to meet with the New Jersey Congressional Delegation to discuss federal issues that impact our ability to grow jobs, bolster the economy and enhance the environment in the Garden State. To register for the event contact NJ SEED staff or use the link below.

Click here to view the 2015 Federal Briefing Book

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NJ SEED Annual Congressional Briefing Hotel Reservation

Join NJ SEED on June 15-16, 2015 as we head to Washington, D.C. to meet with the New Jersey Congressional Delegation to discuss federal issues that impact our ability to grow jobs, bolster the economy and enhance the environment in the Garden State. You can book your room at the Hyatt Place Washington DC at 33 New York Avenue NE Washington, D.C., USA, 20002-3325 by clicking here!

The two-day trip will begin with the release of NJ SEED’s 2014-2015 Congressional Issues Briefing Book at the 28th Annual Congressional Briefing Breakfast. We urge our members to consider contributing to the newest edition of the Congressional Briefing Book, today! Materials should be submitted to info@njseed.org. To be a 2015 Congressional Briefing Event Sponsor please contact: info@njseed.org or call 609.393.7705.

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NJ SEED Policy Committee Meetings

The NJ SEED Transportation committee met, May 13, under the leadership of Daniel O’Connell, and support of Eric Richard, Legislative Affairs Coordinator, NJ AFL-CIO, Erin Rice, Coordinator of Community Relations/PAC, IUOE Local 825, Ciro Scalera, Director of Government Relations, NJ LECET, Cathleen Lewis, Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations, AAA New Jersey, Tina Lado, Director of Government & Community Relations, PANYNJ, Blenda Riddick, Director, Corporate & Government Affairs, United Airlines, Lorelei Mottese, Director, Government Affairs, Wakefern, Ray Adams, President, Newark Air Traffic Control Tower and updated the NJ SEED Federal Issues Briefing Book as it relates tot Transportation Issues.

NJ SEED advances issues that our labor and business members agree on.  In the words of Jim Benton, NJ SEED President, there are a few issues that NJ SEED members agree on, but the ones they do, WATCH OUT!

As we prepare for NJ SEED members to meet with the NJ Congressional Delegation on June 15 and 16, our Federal Issues Briefing Book is being updated. Click here to register!

WE NEED YOUR INPUT!  All members of NJ SEED have a seat at the policy discussion table.

Meetings are held in person and via conference call.  NJ SEED staffs the meetings and finalizes the content but relies on you, the advocates for your organizations, to provide us policy initiatives and directions.

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Economic Development Policy Committee Conference Call, Chair, John Maddocks Tue, May 19, 2015 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Join my meeting from your computer or smartphone – https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/535176789 or you can dial in using your phone – United States : +1 (224) 501-3412 Access Code: 535-176-789

NJ SEED Energy Policy Committee, Chair, Bob Marshall Friday, May 15 at 10 AM at MDA office – 308 West State Street, in Trenton, NJ – Breakfast provided If you’re unable to attend in person join the conference call at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/252554653  or you can dial in using your phone. United States : +1 (646) 749-3122 Access Code: 252-554-653

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2014 Economic Summit
Special Thanks to Our Speaker and Attendees:

Newly appointed NJDOT Commissioner Jamie Fox confirmed to address NJ SEED members and participants at Economic Summit Transportation Session

Congressman and senior member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Frank LoBiondo (R-2) confirmed to address NJ SEED members and participants at Economic Summit

Assemblyman and Transportation and Independent Authorities Chair John Wisniewski (D-19) confirmed to address NJ SEED members and participants at Economic Summit

Senator and Transportation, Vice-Chair Robert Gordon (D-38) confirmed to address NJ SEED members and participants at Economic Summit

Senator and Labor Committee Chair Fred Madden (D-4) confirmed to address NJ SEED members and participants at Economic Summit

Assemblywoman and Labor Committee Vice-Chair Shavonda Sumter (D-35) confirmed to address NJ SEED members and participants at Economic Summit

Assemblyman Chris A. Brown (R-2) confirmed to address NJ SEED members and participants at Economic Summit

Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-2) confirmed to address NJ SEED members and participants at Economic Summit

Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce (R-26) confirmed to address NJ SEED members and participants at Economic Summit

Assemblyman and Commerce and Economic Development, Chair Gordon Johnson (D-37) confirmed to address NJ SEED members and participants at Economic Summit

Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) confirmed to address NJ SEED members and participants at Economic Summit

Assemblyman and Tourism, Gaming and the Arts, Vice-Chair Troy Singleton (D-7) confirmed to address NJ SEED members and participants at Economic Summit

Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-14) confirmed to speak at Economic Summit Atlantic City Session

Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce President, Joe Kelly confirmed to speak at Economic Summit

Dr. Israel Posner, Executive Director of the The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming Hospitality & Tourism at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey confirmed to address NJ SEED members and participants at Economic Summit Economy Session

Bob Marshall NJ SEED Energy Committee Chair confirmed moderator for Economic Summit Roundtable Discussion on Atlantic City

NJ SEED member Anthony Attanasio, UTCA of NJ and previous Assistant Commissioner of Government & Community Relations for the NJ DOT confirmed moderator for Economic Summit Transportation Session

If you are unable to register electronically,

please click here to download the paper registration