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Garrett Gazette - October 31, 2006
Oct 31, 2006  -   Dear Friend: Last week, the Secure Fence Act was signed into law providing a new layer of border security. This legislation authorizes construction of both a physical fence along the southwest border, as well as a virtual border that employs state-of-the-art technology, such as cameras, s... More

Garrett Gazette - October 23, 2006
Oct 23, 2006  -   Dear Friend: Today, I am participating in a program at Ramapo Ridge Middle School in Mahwah to promote smart and safe Internet use for adolescents. The program, Internet Smarts, is part of an award-winning educational initiative called Power to Learn developed by Cablevision. There are... More

Garrett Gazette - October 19, 2006
Oct 19, 2006  -   Dear Friends: Earlier this month, I was pleased to announce Federal funding to replace and upgrade the fire alarm system at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus. I have been working hard to secure these funds for the Veterans Home throughout the year, and I was pleased to see ... More

Garrett Gazette - October 10, 2006
Oct 10, 2006  -   Dear Friends: This weekend, North Korea announced to the world that it had successfully tested a nuclear weapon. It may be days or weeks before we can confirm the strength or success or even truth of the test, but it remains clear that this provocative act demands a decisive, strong, and ... More

Garrett Gazette - October 3, 2006
Oct 3, 2006  -   Dear Friends: Yesterday’s USA Today featured the headline “Income Tax Cuts Benefit All Payers,” with details of a new study by the non-partisan research group, the Tax Foundation. According to that analysis, “everybody’s tax rates have fallen.” For instance, a taxpayer who was earning... More

Garrett Gazette - September 25, 2006
Sep 25, 2006  -   Dear Friends: Last week, I was proud to support four bills to enforce border security. It is essential that we seal our borders. First of all, it is an urgent matter of homeland security. Simply put, we must enforce the integrity of our borders to keep America safe. In addition, until we ... More

Garrett Gazette - September 19, 2006
Sep 19, 2006  - Dear Friends: Last week, the House of Representatives passed earmark reform legislation that provides another tool to slice pork out of Federal spending bills. This reform bill ensures complete transparency – and therefore real accountability – in the Congressional budget process. H Res 1000 r... More

Garrett Gazette - September 11, 2006
Sep 11, 2006  -   Dear Friends: Over the weekend and today, I have spent much time at events throughout the North Jersey honoring the heroes of September 11th. It has been a powerful reminder to me of the danger terrorists pose to our nation, our people, and our way of life. It is also a powerful reminder ... More

Garrett Gazette - September 5, 2006
Sep 5, 2006  -   Dear Friends: Nowadays, we think of Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of the school year. But, traditionally, it was set aside to pay tribute to the American worker and the American work ethic. Just in time for Labor Day, Investor’s Business Daily released an ana... More

Garrett Gazette - August 28, 2006
Aug 28, 2006  -   August 28, 2006 Dear Friends: Later this week, I will be hosting a meeting with several Bergen County elected officials and Congressman John Mica, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, to discuss the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) p... More

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