New Scam Targets Recipients of Federal Stimulus Checks

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey are warning New Jersey residents to be wary of a dangerous and effective new scam that asks individuals to provide their bank account information via phone, email, or social media message in order to receive or expedite their $1,200 federal stimulus check.

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Houghtaling & Downey Urge Banks to Extend Mortgage Payments

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey today called for New Jersey financial institutions to implement Governor Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 mortgage relief grace period by extending the length of borrowers’ mortgages by an additional three months, rather than requiring a single three-month lump sum payment at the conclusion of the grace period.

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Houghtaling & Downey Call for Full Use of Defense Protection Act

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey today called on the Trump administration to continue invoking the Defense Production Act in order to ensure that the United States is able to fully meet the national need for medical ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE), including medical masks, gowns, shields, and gloves.

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Downey Lauds Additional SNAP Funds During Coronavirus Pandemic

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Assemblywoman Joann Downey released the following statement lauding the $70 million in additional NJ SNAP benefits announced by the New Jersey Department of Human Services this past week:

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List of Essential & Non-Essential Businesses

Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey released the following list of essential and non-essential businesses, as defined by Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.

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