Please see below for comment from Senator Tom Kean on today’s press conference with Governor Murphy and Congressman Malinowski regarding the release of CARES Act funding:
“Tom Malinowski takes to twitter on a near daily basis to rail against Republicans for more COVID relief. Meanwhile, right here in New Jersey, Governor Murphy has been sitting on $2 Billion dollars for 200 days and he has not had the courage to pipe up and call for the release of that funding once.
“Congress needs leaders who will work with both sides of the aisle to do what is right for their constituents. Today is no cause for a self-aggrandizing press conference. It is an absolute tragedy that nearly 1.6 million New Jersey workers claimed unemployment while Governor Murphy and Malinowski withheld these funds.”
Senator Kean has been a vocal advocate on behalf of small businesses and has consistently called for Governor Murphy to release CARES funding:
September 24, 2020: Kean’s Floor Remarks RE FY 2021 State Budget
Tom Kean is the New Jersey Senate Republican Leader. His campaign for Congress in NJ-7 has been rated a “toss up” by Politico. He has been endorsed by the NJPBA, FMBA, US Chamber of Commerce, NFIB, BIPAC, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, and hundreds of local New Jersey elected and party officials.