Daily Activities

4/17/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. The Congressman began the day by attending a meeting at the Northern Burlington County Regional School to discuss Impact Aid with Dr. James Sarruda, the Superintendent of the school district. The Congressman also visited B’nai B’rith International Center for Senior Services in Marlton, New Jersey.

4/16/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. He began his morning by attending the funeral services for U.S. Army Specialist Nicholas DiMona III of Medford Lakes. Congressman Kim then spoke to an eighth-grade law class at Central Regional School District in Bayville and participated in an editorial board interview with the Asbury Park Press that was livestreamed on Facebook.

4/15/19

Congressman Kim spent the last few days working out of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. On Saturday, the Congressman hosted his fourth Town Hall. The Congressman also participated in the Burlington Township Clean-up with local Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. He attended and spoke at the NAACP Burlington County New Jersey Freedom Fund Banquet. On Sunday, the Congressman attended Burlington County’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Event at the Historic Smithville Mansion where he joined family members of those lost to violence.  On Monday, Congressman Kim met with constituents from JPMorgan Chase & Co., RESULTS (a volunteer group dedicated to addressing global poverty and disease), New Jersey Resources, and AARP New Jersey. The Congressman then participated in a facility tour and STEM discussion with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer at Lockheed Martin in Moorestown. The topics of discussion included future workforce initiatives, how to grow and maintain a healthy and secure workforce in South New Jersey and known impediments to workforce training.

4/12

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. In the District, the Congressman attended a home visit with the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group in Burlington where he met with an elderly patient and saw the excellent care the Visiting Nurse Association provided the patient. The Congressman met with Students of Rutgers Social Work to discuss the prices of prescription drugs. He also met with the students from Rowan College at Burlington County to discuss the environment, healthcare, education and the economy of South Jersey.

4/11 

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. In the District, Congressman Kim met with State Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman Diane Gove to discuss the decommissioning of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station. He met with community members from Lacey to discuss ways to ensure that they have the information they need and a voice to raise concerns about the nuclear plant decommissioning process. The Congressman then met with Daniel Nee, the editor of the Shorebeat. The Congressman also prepared for his fourth Townhall, happening Saturday.

4/10 

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington D.C. Office. The Congressman attended the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the National Defense Authorization Budget Request for the Navy. He chaired the Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access hearing on the impact of fee structure changes. He pushed for greater transparency and accountability on new proposed initiatives from the Small Business Administration that would potentially make it harder for small businesses to get access to capital. The Congressman then met with constituents from the Broadway League, the Fraternal Government Relations Coalition, Rutgers’ students, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, and the American International Automobile Dealers. The Congressman voted in favor of H.R 1644 – Save the Internet Act of 2019 of which he was a co-sponsor. H.R. 1644, if passed in the Senate, will restore the open internet order of the Federal Communications Commission.

4/8/19

The Congressman spent the morning working out of his district office before traveling to Washington D.C. for votes. The Congressman was interviewed at Medport Diner in Medford by Jersey Matters to discuss Congressman Kim’s first bill, the SAVE Act, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and getting money out of politics. The Congressman then traveled to DC to vote. In Washington, the Congressman voted in favor of the Local Water Protection Act that authorizes $200 million annually through 2024 for nonpoint pollution management grants programs. This program helps states develop and implement their own programs for managing nonpoint sources of water pollution, including runoff that can carry pollutants. The Congressman also voted in favor of H.Con.Res.16 that authorizes the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2018.

4/5/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. In the district, the Congressman hosted a staff retreat with his team members to identify goals for the next year and best practices to deliver the highest standard of constituent service. 

4/4/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington D.C. office. The Congressman began his morning by attending the Readiness Subcommittee hearing on Mismanaged Military Family Housing Programs. The Congressman voted to pass H.R. 1585 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019. The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act expands STOP grants to include further community resources to respond to incidences of domestic violence and supports training in early childhood programs on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

4/3/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington D.C. office. The Congressman began the morning by presiding over House Legislative Business on the floor of the House of Representatives. He then attended the House Armed Service Committee Hearing where he heard from non-Armed Service Committee Members of Congress on their national security priorities for Fiscal Year 2020. The Congressman then attended a Joint Session of Congress whereby Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg spoke about the continued critical mission of the transatlantic alliance. The Congressman was then interviewed by press to discuss HR1 and Congressman Kim’s fight for campaign finance and ethics reform. The Congressman then met with General Wilson where the Congressman discussed the Joint Base. The Congressman then met with the Director of Defense Threat Reduction Agency Vayl Oxford to discuss the mission, functions and priorities of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.  After, the Congressman attended an Armed Services Committee hearing focused on reviewing the Department of Defense’s strategy, policy, and programs for countering weapons of mass destruction. The Congressman voted in favor of a H.Res 271. H.Res 271 condemns the Trump Administration’s campaign to end the Affordable Healthcare Act that provides healthcare for millions of people and protects people with pre-existing conditions. 

4/2/19

The Congressman spent the day working out of Washington D.C. The Congressman began the morning by meeting with constituents representing the Hyacinth Foundation. The Congressman then met with the Vice President of Government Affairs for Maersk, Douglas Morgante, to learn more about Maersk’s role in assisting the Department of Defense. After, the Congressman attended a National Defense Authorization briefing focused on investment in cyber security for smaller defense suppliers. The Congressman then met with United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthouse to discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The Congressman then met with Singapore Ambassador Ashok Mirpuri to discuss the longstanding security and economic relationship between Singapore and the United States. After, the Congressman met with Chairman Langevin to discuss the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee. The Congressman voted in favor of naming a Post Office after Representative Louise Slaughter.

4/1/19

The Congressman spent the day working out of both the district and Washington DC. The Congressman began his morning by visiting the New Jersey Youth Challenge Academy, which is located on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. At the New Jersey Youth Challenge Academy, Congressman Kim met with cadets and saw first-hand the efforts being put into action to fulfill the Academy’s mission of helping at-risk you in New Jersey. After meeting the cadets, the Congressman met with leaders at the Joint Base to discuss the Highway 539 Overpass, spouse license reciprocity, on-base civilian opportunities and off-base opportunities for spouses and transitioning military members, and longer-term base resiliency efforts.  The Congressman then traveled to Washington D.C. and voted in favor of H.R. 1590 Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise of 2019, a bill that requires the Department of Homeland Security to conduct an exercise related to the detection and prevention of terrorist and foreign fighter travel. The Congressman also voted in favor of H.R. 1433 DHS Morales Act, a bill focused on benefiting the workplace morale of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

3/27

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington D.C. office. The Congressman attended the Armed Service Committee Hearing on National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activities in the Indo-Pacific. After, the Congressman attended the Small Business Committee Hearing focused on exploring the options for small employer’s retirement security, the benefits, and barriers they face in offering retirement plans, and opportunities for expanding retirement coverage. The Congressman then attended the Readiness Committee Hearings briefing on DOD’s Joint Logistics Enterprise and Future Concerns for Survivable Combat Logistics. Following the Readiness Committee briefing, the Congressman met with representatives for the Environmental Defense Fund to learn more about the organizations 2019 priorities and representatives from the Raytheon Company to discuss cyberwarfare and Raytheon’s cyber capabilities.  The Congressman also voted in favor of the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that will help narrow the gender wage gap.

 

3/26

The Congressman spent the day working out of Washington D.C. The Congressman began his day by meeting with New Jersey Institute of Technology to learn more about NJIT’s new school of Applied Engineering and Technology which is training the future workforce to complete unfilled STEM jobs. After, the Congressman attended the House Armed Services Committee Hearing on the National Defense Budget where he asked questions to the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. The Congressman then met with constituents representing AIPAC to hear their perspective on the importance of supporting security assistance to Israel and enhanced U.S. – Israel Cooperation. After, the Congressman met with Protect Our Care to discuss healthcare legislation this Congress and best ways to support the reduction of health care costs, increase of coverage and the strengthening of consumer protections. The Congressman then spoke at a Press Conference to help reveal the SAVE Act, legislation that will help lower the cost of health care and protect individuals with pre-existing conditions. The Congressman voted in favor of overriding the President’s veto on objecting to the national emergency declared by the President. Congressman Kim also voted to extend federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and to takes lands in Sonoma County, California into a trust as part of the reservation of Lytton Rancheria of California.

 

3/25

The Congressman spent the weekend working out of the district. On Saturday, the Congressman hosted his third Town Hall in Cinnaminson where he had a great discussion with constituents about health care and other key priorities. On Monday, the Congressman traveled to Washington D.C. In D.C., the Congressman met with Dr. James Lewis, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, to discuss emerging cyber threats. The Congressman then attended the Freshman Class Reception with President Barack Obama. The Congressman also voted in favor of providing humanitarian assistance to the Venezuelan people and restricting the transfer of defense services to any element of Venezuela that is not recognized by the Government of the United States of America. The Congressman additionally voted in favor of amending title XIX to extend protection for Medicaid recipients of home and community-based services against spousal impoverishment, establish a State Medicaid option to provide coordinated care to children with complex medical conditions, prevent the misclassification of drugs for purposes of the Medicaid drug rebate program, and for other purposes.

3/22/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. The Congressman had a great time reading to a room full of fourth graders at Joseph A. Citta Elementary School in Toms River. He read the children’s book What’s the Big Deal About Elections and answered a lot of great questions about what it is like to work in Congress. The Congressman then toured Haven Beat the Streets code blue in Ocean County to learn more about the program that helps those in need in Ocean County. He met with leadership and members at George P. Vanderveer American Legion Post 129. After, the Congressman met with the Stafford Township Police Department to learn more about the innovative On-Point program that partners law enforcement with social workers to provide compressive services to the community.  That night, Congressman Kim attended an interfaith vigil to mourn the victims of the Christchurch shootings in New Zealand.  

3/20/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. He began the day by visiting DaVita Delran Dialysis to meet with patients to talk about the challenges that they face in getting treatment including difficulties with transportation and concerns about Medicare funding. After, the Congressman spoke to South Jersey high school students from government and law classes and student government about what it is like to be a public servant.

3/19/19

Congressman Kim started the day working out of Ocean County. The Congressman began the day by speaking with the President of the Cyber Threats Alliance on funding on improving cultural understanding of cyber issues and building a baseline comparison with China regarding cyber financing for today’s threats. After, the Congressman toured RWJ Barnabas Health Community Medical Center in Toms River. Following his tour of the community medical center, the Congressman visited Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Brown Mills where the Congressman visited several departments and clinical areas, so he could see firsthand what makes Deborah a top 50 cardiovascular hospital in the United States.

3/18/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his office in Marlton, New Jersey. The Congressman began his morning by meeting with several Jewish American constituents and advocates to talk about methods to fight anti-Semitism and extremism, and promote pluralism worldwide. After, the Congressman met with New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald to address efforts to restore State and Local Tax deductions and find other ways to make New Jersey more affordable.

3/14/19 

The Congressman spent the day working out of his Washington D.C. office. The Congressman began the morning by meeting with Ken Johnson of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to discuss small business protection. After, the Congressman met with advocates raising concerns about human rights abuses in Iran. The Congressman met with the White House Office of Legislative Affairs to discuss key issues including the opioid crisis and the status of North Korea talks. The Congressman also voted in favor of H.Con. Res 24 that received unanimous bipartisan support to express the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and Congress. 

3/13/19

The Congressman spent the day working out of his office in Washington D.C. The Congressman began his morning with several meetings with former U.S. Representative Robert Wexler and other experts to discuss U.S. foreign policy in Middle East peace and other challenges facing our efforts in the region. The Congressman then attended the House Armed Services Committee Hearing on National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activities in Europe, and a Small Business Committee Hearing on Flipping the Switch on Rural Digital Entrepreneurship. After the Congressman met with the NJ PTA to discuss Statewide Family Emergency Centers and school infrastructure, and Planned Parenthood to address reproductive healthcare issues that impact New Jersey’s residents. The Congressman then met with leadership from the United States Institute of Peace to discuss the group's role in preventing, mitigating and resolve violence challenges abroad that threaten the United States’ national security. Following the meeting, the Congressman attended a hearing on the 2020 Budget request for U.S. cyber command and operations in cyberspace. The Congressman then met with Agudath Israel of America to discuss education, security and the rise of anti-Semitism, and Barnegat Bay Partnership to discuss the efforts to protect and restore Barnegat Bay and Delaware Bay, two of the 28 federally designated estuaries of national significance that impact New Jersey.

3/12/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington D.C. office. The Congressman began his morning by having coffee with constituents from Delta Sigma Theta, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, and the Joint Base New Jersey Federal Firefighters. The Congressman then attended the House Armed Service Committee briefing on China’s military power and America’s military activities. After, the Congressman met with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to discuss ending preventable maternal mortality and protecting coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions. After, the Congressman met with the Coalition for the New Jersey Audubon Society and the Delaware River Watershed to discuss the river watershed and its’ impact on New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. The Congressman voted in favor of H.R. 156, legislation that condemns Vladimir Putin and his regime for targeting political opponents and covering up the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader who worked to advance democracy and human rights in Russia. The Congressman also voted in favor of H.R. 596, legislation that bars the United States from recognizing Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and H.R. 1654, legislation that will help modernize the federal registrar.

3/11/19

Congressman Kim spent the weekend at home in New Jersey. He celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by marching with his son in a parade in Seaside Heights. On Sunday, the Congressman attended an event with Jewish American community leaders where he heard from constituents on their views on the U.S. – Israel relationship. On Monday, the Congressman spent part of the day traveling to Washington D.C. from New Jersey and part of the day working out of his Washington D.C. office. In Washington, Congressman Kim voted in favor of H.R. 1122 Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019. This legislation will allow the Secretary of Housing to implement a housing voucher mobility demonstration, which will help families receiving voucher assist to move to lower-poverty areas and expand access to opportunity areas.

3/7/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington D.C. office. The Congressman began his morning by chairing Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access hearing on ways to increase access to capital for small businesses. After, the Congressman attended a classified briefing by the House Armed Services Committee. Following the classified briefing, Congressman Kim participated in a press conference with Ends Citizens United to discuss the importance of campaign finance reform. After, the Congressman met with a representative from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine to discuss gun violence prevention policies. The Congressman then attended the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities classified briefing on the Department of Defense’s Protecting Critical Technology Task Force. The Congressman voted in favor of H.Res. 183 that condemns anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that is contradictory to the values of the United States and condemns anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities as hateful expressions of intolerance that is contrary to the values and aspirations of the United States. In response to the resolution, the Congressman said, “The language of hatred and bigotry holds us back from being the country we are capable of and should aspire to be. As Dr. King said, ‘Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.’ Anti-Semitism in any form, by any one, is simply unacceptable. Anti-Muslim bigotry in any form, by any one, should not be tolerated.”

3/6/19 

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington D.C. office. The Congressman began his day by hosting a coffee with constituents representing New Jersey Realtors Association, the National Down Syndrome Society and the United Steelworkers. The Congressman then attended a House Armed Service Committee Hearing on Outside Perspectives on Nuclear Deterrence Policy and Posture. After, the Congressman attended a Small Business Committee meeting to consider the Committee’s Budget views and estimates for the 2020 fiscal year and a Small Business Committee hearing on rebuilding America: Small Business Perspective. The Congressman then gave a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on H.R. 1 – Cleaning up Corruption in Washington, legislation that the Congressman is co-sponsoring. Promoting the necessity of H.R. 1's passage, the Congressman said, “I am tired of watching dark money grown, gerrymandering polarize our politics. Now we have a precious chance to fix this and build the kind of government the American people deserve." Following the speech, the Congressman met with representatives from the Center for the Middle East. The Congressman then met with the Anthony Branbury, the new CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral System, to discuss electoral assistance issues, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. After, the Congressman met with the Japanese Congressional Minister Kimitake Nakamura to discuss the development of US-Japan relations. 

3/5/19

The Congressman spent part of the day traveling to Washington D.C. and part of the day working out of his Washington DC office. In Washington, the Congressman voted in favor of streamlining energy efficiency in schools, renewing the Responsible Disposal Act Reauthorization Act of 2019, and the Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act that will help our veterans and understand the impacts of burn pits on our post-9/11 veterans. After, the Congressman attended a dinner at the German Marshall Fund, a non-profit American public policy institute dedicated to promoting relations between the United States and Europe, where eleven European Ambassadors were in attendance.

3/4/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his office in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. The Congressman began the day by introducing H.R. 1451, the Alice Paul Voter Protection Act, which will protect a citizen’s access to vote by prohibiting the interference of voter registration efforts. Upon introducing the legislation, the Congressman said, “Thanks to Alice Paul, New Jersey has a strong history of leadership in expanding and protecting the right to vote. It’s up to us to honor that legacy and make sure that every American has a chance to exercise their right to vote. The first step towards exercising that right is registering. By ensuring that citizens can register unimpeded, we can truly strengthen our democracy and make sure every voice is heard.” The Congressman then met with the Anti-Defamation League to discuss the importance of fighting the rising tide of anti-Semitism in the United States and abroad. In the evening, Congressman Andy Kim presented the Alice Paul Voter Protection Act at the Alice Paul Institute Equity Awards. 

2/28/19

Congressman Kim introduced bipartisan legislation, the State Allowance for a Variety of Exchanges, or SAVE Act, with Representative Fitzpatrick (R-PA) to expand healthcare access and lower costs. The legislation will expand access and reduce costs by incentivizing the transition to state-based health insurance exchanges. Upon announcing the introduction of the bill, Congressman Kim said, “Every time I talk with families in New Jersey, I hear how worried people are about the rising cost of health care. I came to Congress to get things done for my constituents. I’m proud to make the SAVE Act the first bill I’m introducing because this issue is a top priority. This is a proven, bipartisan approach that would expand access and lower costs. Our families can’t wait for political posturing on health care, they need results. This bill would be a big step in getting them the help they need.” After introducing his first bill, the Congressman attended the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Intelligence, and Emerging Threats and Capabilities classified briefing on Cyber Mission Force and Military Operations in Cyberspace.  The Congressman then attended a policy briefing on North Korea with senior policy experts from the Korean Americans in Action. After, the Congressman met with Civil Air Patrol to hear about their organization’s annual report. The Congressman then interviewed with Dr. Abbas Kadhim, Director of the Iraq Initiative at the Atlantic Council, for a publication Dr. Kadhim is working on that will examine the past ten years of the U.S.-Iraq bilateral relationship and offer policy recommendations for the future of this partnership. The Congressman then attended the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce’s 82nd Annual Congressional Dinner. Congressman Kim voted in favor of the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019 that will give the FBI more time to perform background checks on gun purchases and close the Charleston loophole.

2/27/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington D.C. office. He began the morning by speaking at Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies breakfast round table. The Congressman then met members of Canada’s parliament to discuss cross-border emergency response, trade and investment, and cybersecurity. After, the Congressman attended a Small Business Committee Hearing focused on supporting America’s startups through a small business perspective. The Congressman then met with Former Congressman Tim Roemer to discuss the negative influence of big money in politics. Following his meeting with Congressman Tim Roemer, the Congressman then met with Denise Wilson from Co-Equal, who provides advice on the co-equal branches of governments.  After, the Congressman was interviewed by FOX news on the U.S. – North Korea Summit. The Congressman then met with John Kennedy, CEO of the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program. The Congressman voted in favor of the bipartisan bill, H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, that expands background checks to cover all sales and represents the first major House vote on gun violence prevention legislation in 25 years.  Congressman Kim was proud to be among the 240 Members of the House from both sides of the aisle to have finally done more than offer thoughts and prayers, to have taken a vote to expand background checks, protect the rights of law-abiding citizens and help save lives. The Congressman also voted in favor of the Horn Amendment that clarifies that the “grave bodily harm” exemption from the background check requirement includes the harm of domestic violence, dating partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic abuse.

2/26/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington D.C. office. He began the morning by attending a breakfast round table with Special Adviser to Korean President Moon Dr. Chung-in Moon to discuss the current U.S.- Korea relationship and the status on the Korean Peninsula. Following the roundtable with Dr. Chung-in Moon, the Congressman attended a press roundtable to discuss the need for strong campaign finance reform and other steps to make sure our government works for the people.  The Congressman then attended the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee Hearing on Naval Surface Forces Readiness. After, the Congressman met with the American Legion National Liaison and representatives from Ocean and Burlington county to discuss different ways the Congressman and the American Legion can work together in the future to benefit the members of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. Following the meeting with the American Legion, the Congressman met with the New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police to discuss issues relevant to Law Enforcement around the country including the Social Security Fairness Act and the Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act. The Congressman also met with the American Alliance of Museums, Rare Disease advocates, the National Association of the Education of Young Children, the E2 New Jersey Business Leaders, Common Defense, and ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer. After, the Congressman attended the IETC Subcommittee Hearing on Department of Defense Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Information Assurance.

 

Congressman Kim supported a bipartisan effort to end the national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019, saying, “I’ve spent the last week listening to people throughout our district and looking at the impact the national emergency declaration would have on New Jersey. This national emergency declaration unnecessarily puts funding for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst at risk, directly undermines our national security readiness, forces military families to foot the bill, and violates the spirit of separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution by the founders. This would not be good for the people of Ocean and Burlington counties. I firmly believe we need to secure our borders and ports of entry. It’s why I voted for a bipartisan bill that prevented a shutdown and provides critical resources to keep our country safe.”

2/25/19

Congressman Kim spent part of the day working out of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District and part of the day working out of his office in Washington D.C. He began the day by meeting with the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter to discuss HR 1171, legislation that would eliminate the waiting period for people with ALS to access their Social Security Disability Insurance. The Congressman then met with New Jersey Citizen Action to discuss the Family Act, a bill that hopes to create a national family and medical leave insurance program to help ensure that people who work can take the time they need to address serious health and caregiving needs. After, Congressman Kim was interviewed by NBC on the U.S. – North Korea Summit. The Congressman then traveled to Washington D.C. and voted in favor of H.R. 539 which expands eligibility for the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program and requires the National Science Foundation (NSF) to allow grantees of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and other entities to participate in I-Corps courses. Congressman Kim also voted in favor of H.R. 276 that directs the Secretary of Education to establish the Recognizing Inspiring School Employees (RISE) Award Program.

2/21/19

 

Congressman Kim spent the Day working out of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. He met with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce to discuss economic development in the district. Following the meeting with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, the Congressman attended a briefing with the Coalition for Peace Action regarding diplomacy, nuclear weapons, and gun violence. After, Congressman Kim met with the Union of Concerned Scientists to discuss the top environmental concerns affecting New Jersey’s communities. Following the meeting, the Congressman met with Specialty Systems Inc. to review the economic impact of military bases and to discuss the opportunity to grow the Joint Base.  The Congressman concluded the day by attending the Ocean County Military Support Committee year-kick off meeting where he addressed a group of business and community leaders with the shared goal of supporting and protecting Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. 

 

2/20/19

 

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. He began the day by meeting with Moms Demand Action to discuss their priorities for 2019 and HR 8. They shared personal stories of family lost to gun violence. The Congressman then attended meetings with members from the local MedTech community as well as a meeting with a constituent to discuss personal challenges regarding flood insurance claims. Congressman Kim then visited Lockheed Martin to learn about their Moorestown facility that employs over 4,000 people and manufactures state of the art radar technology used by our military for a variety of critically important functions. 

2/19/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his district office in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. Congressman Kim began the morning by meeting with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN), a nonpartisan organization that works every day to make cancer issues a national priority. After, Congressman Kim met with the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors to matters in the insurance and financial industry. The Congressman then met with the Local Emergency Physicians to discuss insurance coverage for emergency visits, psychiatric boarding in emergency rooms, and emergency treatment options for patients with substance abuse disorders. Following the meeting with the Local Emergency Physicians group, the Congressman met with Healthcare Leadership Council Advocates (HLC) to discuss HLC’s roadmap for dealing with the Opioid Crisis in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District, and how to optimize healthcare for high need patients. After, the Congressman met with the New Jersey Conservation Foundation to discuss the preservation of land and natural resources to protect drinking water supplies and encouragement of renewable energy to address climate change in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. The Congressman then visited Oaks Integrated Care to learn more about the services the group offers residents of the district, including the FLEX Supervised Visitation, the Teen-Aged Parenting Program, and Youth Partial Care. The Congressman also met with an Alzheimer Congressional Team Member from Ocean County to discuss funding and legislative priorities for Alzheimer patients and a disability advocate to discuss the inclusion of the disabled community in legislation passed in the 116th Congress.

2/16/19 -2/18/19:

Congressman Kim spent the weekend and President’s Day working in the district. On Saturday, Congressman Kim held his second town hall in Berkeley Township in Ocean County. There, he gave an update on his first month in Congress, including progress on lowering prescription drug prices and advocating for the Joint Base. At the town hall, the Congressman stressed his goal of working across the aisle, saying, “I’m trying to find areas of common ground initially, find places we can build out from, build some trust and heal some of this division.” On President’s Day, the Congressman visited Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Burlington County where he toured the facility and heard from senior members of Lourdes Burlington team about the mission of the medical center and its work with the Joint Base. After, the Congressman met with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to discuss the impact of diabetes on the youth of America. Congressman Kim then met with the American Federation of Teachers and the Communications Workers of America to consider the implications of the new NAFTA agreement.

2/15

 

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington D.C. office. The Congressman spent the day reviewing briefing materials in preparation for the town hall tomorrow. He also attended a briefing with think tank officials to review different healthcare proposals that will most likely be introduced during the 116th Congress.

2/12/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington D.C. Office. In the morning, he met with New Jersey’s Community College’s Board of Trustees to discuss their ambitious vision for the future of community colleges in New Jersey and federal policy issues relevant to New Jersey’s community colleges. After, the Congressman met with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association to discuss the impacts of the government shutdown. Later, he interviewed with Greta Brawner from C-Span. The interview covered Congressman Kim’s life experiences, motivations for running for Congress and his legislative priorities for the 116th Congress. The Congressman also met with the New Jersey Small Business Development Center to discuss small business opportunities provided by the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson to discuss the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and the KC-46 mission as well as other Air Force priorities, and Representative Hern (R-OK-01) to discuss the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, goals for this Congress and potential areas of cooperation.

2/11/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his new office in Marlton, New Jersey before taking the train to Washington D.C. in the afternoon. During the day, he reviewed briefings to prepare for the week ahead. The Congressman spoke at a press conference with Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and U.S. Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ-06) to outline their bipartisan effort to fully restore the federal State and Local Tax (SALT) Deduction. Upon arrival in Washington D.C., the Congressman voted in favor H.R. 1079 and H.R. 1065, which would streamline casework requests by establishing an electronic Privacy Act waiver and require a report on social media activity during security clearance investigations, respectively. Both bills passed with strong bipartisan support.

2/8/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington D.C. office. He began the morning by having breakfast with Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan. The Congressman then met with the Consul-General of Canada Phyllis Yafe to discuss Canada-US relations and representatives from the Coalition of the American Dream to discuss DACA. After, the Congressman attended a lunch with Iraqi Foreign Minister H.E. Dr. Mohamed Ali Alhakim at the Atlantic Council to discuss US – Iraq relations. Congressman Kim voted in favor of the Veteran’s Access to Child Care Act, which directs the Department of Veteran Affairs to provide child care assistance to an eligible veteran for any period that the veteran received covered health care services at a VA facility and is required to travel to and return from such a facility.

2/7/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington, D.C. Office. He began the morning by Chairing the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access Hearing on “Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Underserved Businesses in the 21st Century.” The Congressman then attended a meeting with the House Armed Service’s Committee Staff Director, Paul Arcangeli, to discuss Congressman Kim’s priorities, including protecting the Joint Base and how to best serve active duty and veterans living in New Jersey’s Third District. Later, Congressman Kim met with Korean Ambassador Cho Yoon-Je to discuss North Korea denuclearization and the potential Fourth President Moon-Chairman Kim Summit. After, Congressman Kim met with NDI President Derek Mitchell to discuss opportunities to promote democracy assistance and strengthen U.S. foreign policy in the 116th Congress. The Congressman ended his evening by a hosting a small Lunar New Year Reception in the Lincoln Room in the Capital. The Congressman voted in favor of the bipartisan bills H.R. 494, H.R. 450, H.R. 507 and H.R. 752. 

2/6/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington D.C. Office. The Congressman began his morning by attending the House Armed Service Committee Hearing on the Department of Defense’s Counter-terrorism Approach to conduct oversight of U.S. military counter-terrorism operations. After, the Congressman attended a Committee on Small Business hearing on the economic impact on small businesses of the government shutdown. Later, the Congressman met with Congressman Meng’s guest to the State of the Union, Jin Park who is the first DACA Recipient to be a Rhodes Scholar. He then attended a classified briefing at the Readiness Subcommittee. The Congressman also voted in favor of H. R. 831 Reviving America's Scenic Byways Act of 2019 and H.R. 66 Route 66 Centennial Commission Act both under the suspension of the rules.

2/5/19 

Congressman Kim worked out of his Washington D.C. office. He prepared for the State of the Union and met with Petty Officer Eric Thornton, a certified Surfman, a resident of Manahawkin, New Jersey and the Congressman’s guest for the State  of the Union. Remarking on the meeting, Congressman Kim said, “Petty Officer Thornton represents thousands across our district who have dedicated their lives to serving their country. As we take time this week to reflect on the state of our union, it’s important that we rededicate ourselves to serving those who put their lives on the line to keep our country safe.” Petty Officer Thornton and the Congressman then attended a Pre-State of the Union Reception hosted by the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress and the Wilson Center. After, Petty Officer Thornton and Congressman Kim attended the State of the Union together.

2/4/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. He met with the New Jersey Credit Union League to discuss credit union industry impact on economic opportunities. Later in the day, he toured the James J. Howard Outpatient Clinic in Brick, NJ where he spoke to veterans about the critical care that they need and deserve, including discussion of a new facility that would substantially increase the size and scope of the clinic. 

2/1/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District speaking with local officials to hear about the needs and priorities across Burlington and Ocean counties. 

1/31/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working of out New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. He also participated in a radio interview with Brian Lehrer from station WNYC regarding the first month in Congress, the aftermath of the shutdown, and key priorities going forward. 

1/30/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his office in Washington D.C. He began the morning by attending a House Armed Services classified briefing on the conflict in Syria. After, he met with Trade Minister Hyun-chong of South Korea and advocates from Korean Americans in Action.  He also met with representatives from Head Start from NJ03 and with the President of Ocean Community Economic Action Now to discuss opportunities to strengthen education, affordable housing, and other key initiatives. The Congressman also voted in favor of H.R. 790 which will help pay our civil servants in the federal government fairly.

1/29/19 

Congressman Kim spent a busy day working out of his office in Washington D.C. He began the day by attending a breakfast with the NJ School Board Association. Later, the Congressman participated in an introductory meeting to the Readiness Subcommittee, and an Armed Services Committee hearing on the Department of Defense’s support to the southern border. The Congressman met with a representative from the National Association of School Nurses to discuss NURSE (Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere), and advocates from New Jersey to discuss earned sick days, paid family leave, equal pay and a minimum wage increase. The Congressman also met with representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council to discuss climate change and national security. The Congressman voted in favor of the bipartisan supported bills, H. R. 449 Pathways to Improving Homeland Security at the Local Level Act and H. R. 428 Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists' Use of Virtual Currencies Act.

1/27 and 1/28

Congressman Kim held his first, of what will be at least monthly, town hall in Browns Mills, NJ on Sunday.  More than one hundred and fifty passionate constituents were in attendance. At the town hall, the Congressman talked about ending the government shutdown, his first three weeks in office, and the committees he was appointed to and their importance to the district. At the end of the town hall, Congressman Kim said, “This right here — these town halls — this what our democracy is. Our democracy, it doesn’t live down in Washington; it lives right here at home.” Congressman Kim spent part of the day working out of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District and the other part of the day working in Washington D.C. on Monday. In the district, the Congressman attended a monthly Defense Enhancement Coalition meeting whose purpose was to raise awareness of improving the infrastructure and mission of the Joint Base.  Representatives from the Joint Base, Ocean and Burlington County, and local stakeholders were in attendance. The Congressman also voted in favor of H.R. 502, which orders the Government Accountability Office to report on the use of virtual currencies and online marketplaces in sex and drug trafficking.

1/25/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. There, he spoke with Under Secretary of the Air Force Donavon and the Director of Staff of the National Guard Bureau Major General Taheri about priorities for 2019. He also attended, with his two baby boys, Family Fun Night at Burlington City High School, an event that raises money for Make-A-Wish New Jersey.

1/24/19  

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his office in Washington D.C. He participated in the first official meeting of the Armed Services Committee to organize the Committee for the 116th Congress. The Congressman also voted in favor of H.J.Res.31, which immediately reopens the Department of Homeland Security, grants backpay to furloughed employees and reimburses states, federal grantees and furloughed state employees impacted by the shutdown.  This was the Congressman’s 11th vote to reopen government since being sworn in three weeks ago.

1/23/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his office in Washington D.C.  He voted to end the government shutdown and to provide funding for several federal departments and agencies. He met with the Committee on Armed Services to discuss the selection of subcommittees and with Pen America, an organization that advocates for free expression in the United States and internationally. As the Congressman was sworn in just three weeks ago, the office is still searching for the right candidates to serve New Jersey’s Third Congressional District in the Washington DC Office and Congressman Kim met with individuals seeking to serve as Legislative Assistant for the office.

1/22/19 – 1/21/19

Congressman Kim spent Monday and Tuesday in New Jersey. On Monday, Congressman Kim honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory by speaking at Second Baptist Church of South Toms River and the Parkway Baptist Church in Willingboro on the importance of memorializing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and attending a Church Day of Service at Friendship AME Church of Browns Mills. On Tuesday, Kim met with the New Jersey Commissioner of Health and the Attorney General to discuss the opioid crisis’ effect on the communities of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District and efforts to treat the crisis and enforce legislation. Kim also met with Brigadier General Beale to address the Joint Base and Commissioner of the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce to discuss job development and working to enhance one-stop career centers in Burlington and Ocean counties.

1/19/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. He began the morning by dropping his two baby boys off at daycare. Later, he reached out to faith and several local leaders. He also reviewed congressional briefing materials and prepared for Martin Luther King Day.

1/17/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his Washington, DC Office where he voted to re-open the government for the ninth time since being sworn in less than two weeks ago. He also was briefed on recent developments in the Middle East, including U.S. – Israel relations. The Congressman met with PSE&G regarding energy efficiency and preparations for the coming storm, and held several informal discussions with colleagues regarding his appointment to the House Armed Services Committee and national security. He also voted in support of H.J. Resolution 30 which disapproves of the President’s removal of sanctions upon the Russian Federation.

1/16/19

Congressman Kim spent the day working out of his office in Washington, DC. He began the morning by attending a meeting for the House Armed Services Committee that focused on training the new members of the Committee and preparing them for the organizational meeting that will take place the following day. In the afternoon, the Congressman filmed an interview with Fox 5 News that focused on the Congressman’s goals for his first term in office. Later in the day, the Congressman voted in support of H.R. 269 – Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Act which provides additional funds to federal departments and agencies so that they can financially support the aid they provided for natural disaster relief in 2018.

1/15/19

Congressman Kim worked out of his Washington, D.C. office on Tuesday, January 15th. He attended a meeting of his Freshmen class to discuss next steps to end the government shutdown, a bipartisan meeting with Representatives from both sides of the aisle to discuss national security and America’s leadership role in the world, and a meeting of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He spoke at a luncheon for Global Jewish Advocacy and later delivered remarks at several events aimed at increasing diversity in politics. The Congressman also voted in support of additional legislation to re-open government, a resolution rejecting white nationalism and white supremacy and a bill to strengthen federal anti-discrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

1/14/19

Over the weekend, Congressman Kim held meetings with leaders throughout NJ03 including Ocean County Prosecutor Billhimer and Toms River Mayor Kelaher to discuss coordination on key priorities including the opioid crisis response and downtown development. Despite the 12” of snow in Washington, DC, Congressman Kim made it back in time from New Jersey to the Capitol to vote in support of the Investing in Main Street Act of 2019 that will help small businesses get access to capital.

1/11/19

Congressman Kim continued his work in preparation for the upcoming District Office Work Period before voting in support of 2019 Interior Appropriations on the House floor.  He then spoke at a Korea Economic Institute luncheon at the Newseum before catching the train back to New Jersey.

1/10/19

Congressman Kim attended an Aspen Institute breakfast in the morning, several internal meetings throughout the day including with the Democratic Whip, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus.  He voted in support of 2019 Agriculture Appropriations and in support of 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations.

1/9/19

Congressman Kim worked out of his Washington, D.C. office in the morning on plans for the upcoming District Office Work Period and prepared for a speech he delivered later in the day at a Foreign Policy for America event on Capitol Hill.  He voted in support of adopting the House Rules and in support of 2019 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations.

1/8/19

Congressman Kim took the train to Washington, D.C. and conducted several staff interviews in the early afternoon as he continues to build his NJ03 team.  He voted on suspension bills at 6:30pm and participated in the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies ceremonial swearing in at the Capitol in the evening.

1/7/2019

Over the weekend, Congressman Kim held community office hours at the Green Room in the Toms River Library, where he met with local leaders and constituents.  He attended services at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Burlington before holding additional community office hours at the JFK Center in Willingboro.  He also watched the Eagles playoff game at home with his family.

On Monday, Congressman Kim was in district and made a number of courtesy calls to local elected officials throughout NJ03 to discuss 2019 priorities.

1/4/19

Congressman Kim worked out of his Washington, DC office in the morning, working with his new staff to get the office in good working order.  He then went to the House floor to vote in support of Title II of the House Rules package for the 116th Congress, which will establish a Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.  He returned to Bordentown with his family later in the day.

1/3/19

Congressman Kim was officially sworn in as a Member of the 116th Congress at approximately 2:50pm.  His wife and mother were watching in the gallery, while his father, baby boys, family and friends watched from his new office in the Longworth House Office Building.

Earlier in the day, he met with a group of approximately 60 Korean American students as a part of the Korean American Grassroots Conference where he encouraged them get involved in their communities and in public service.

Congressman Kim also voted later in the evening to re-open government.