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Garrett Writes President, Requesting Status of Transfer of American Ports by Dubai-Owned Company
Sep 26, 2006  -  Yesterday, Congressman Scott Garrett sent a letter to the President, requesting the status of the sale of port operations at Port Newark and five other American ports by Dubai-owned Dubai Ports World. While public concern had been quieted with DP World’s offer to voluntarily transfer these por... More

Garrett Tours First Responders Communications Center in Warren County
Aug 8, 2006  - Today, Congressman Scott Garrett toured the Warren County Communications Center in Washington, New Jersey, to see how a $150,000 grant he secured for the County is being used to help first responders protect Warren residents. “Both the terrorist attacks of September 11th and natural disasters ... More

Garrett Supports Legislation to Improve Communication for First Responders During Emergencies
Jul 25, 2006  -  Today, Congressman Scott Garrett voted for the 21st Century Emergency Communications Act of 2006, which would provide tools and solutions to first responders who are hampered in their ability to communicate with one another during emergencies – a problem that was highlighted during emergency r... More

Garrett Supports Bill to Keep Our Borders Secure and Our Communities Safe
Jun 29, 2006  -   Today, Congressman Scott Garrett voted in favor of the Science, State, Justice, Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2007. The bill would fund Federal agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Nation... More

House Passes Garrett Amendment to Increase Local Law Enforcement Funds by $2 Million
Jun 28, 2006  - Today, the House passed an amendment authored by Congressman Scott Garrett to increase funds for local law enforcement through the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grant Program.  Garrett’s amendment was passed by voice vote during debate on the Science, State, J... More

Garrett Votes to Boost Homeland Security
Jun 15, 2006  -   Yesterday, Congressman Scott Garrett, a member of the House Financial Services Committee voted to favorably report the "National Security Foreign Investment Reform and Strengthened Transparency Act of 2006, H.R. 5337, to the full House of Representatives. This bill would provide a badly-need... More

Homeland Security Funding Still Misses the Mark
Jun 1, 2006  -   Congressman Scott Garrett called the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement of grant funding for Fiscal Year 2006 "an appalling lack of common sense." "The Administration has pledged to move the grant formula to a risk-based assessment," said Garrett who has been working to b... More

House Passes Garrett Amendment to Maximize Homeland Security Dollars Against Threats:
May 26, 2006  -   The House of Representatives approved an amendment by Congressman Scott Garrett that will bring more homeland security funding to North Jersey. The amendment was offered during debate on the Fiscal Year 2007 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Garrett authored two amendments to that bill ... More

Garrett Seeks Balance in Strategy to Fight Terrorist Financing
May 18, 2006  - Yesterday, Congressman Scott Garrett wrote U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and Secretary of the Treasury John Snow, requesting information about the usefulness of Currency Transaction Reports and Suspicious Activity Reports, which financial institutions have been required to file since 197... More

Congressman Scott Garrett Joined by Colleagues in Demanding Answers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection
May 17, 2006  -   Today, Congressman Scott Garrett sent a letter to Deborah Spero, Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), requesting information regarding notification the CBP may be giving the Mexican government about the position of Minutemen and other U.S. citizen groups working ... More

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