Thursday, January 3, 2013
Holt took his oath of office on Thursday in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, January 3
On Thursday U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-Hopewell) took the oath of office as a member of the 113th U.S. Congress. “Thank you for taking part in this celebration of the democratic process,” Holt said, addressing about 250 residents of Central New Jersey who joined him at an oath-of-office ceremony at the Library of Congress. On the first day of the new Congress, Holt introduced a package of bills to create new jobs by expanding federal support for research and development: the Creating Jobs from Innovative Small Businesses Act, the Permanent R&D Tax Credit Act, and the Create Jobs by Expanding the R&D Tax Credit Act. “By investing in research and development, the federal government can create new jobs today and support the innovations that …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt visited the College of New Jersey to urge Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) today joined undergraduates and the presidents of several New Jersey colleges at The College of New Jersey in Ewing to ask Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1. “We have 58 days left to fix this – 58 days to prevent students from facing higher costs when they start classes next year,” Holt said in a news release “On Monday night I hosted a student financial aid workshop. We had an overflow crowd of students and parents from across Central New Jersey. No one there asked how we could make it harder to attend college. They need help, not a $1,000 hike in the cost of attending school.” Holt says if Congress fails to act, interest rates for more than 7 million students who receive…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Republican Eric Beck, who will oppose U.S. Rep. Rush Holt in the race for the 12th Congressional District, believes smaller government and a flat tax are crucial to an economic turnaround.
Citing a need to improve unemployment by ending governmental mismanagement of the economy, South Brunswick resident Eric Beck announced a bid earlier this year to challenge U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) for the U.S. Congress in New Jersey’s 12th District. Beck, a small business owner and entrepreneur from Dayton, started Risk Masters in 2009 as a risk management consulting firm specializing in business continuity management. Beck also holds an MBA from Rutgers University Business School. He said Rep. Holt is out of touch with voters and lacks the business understanding to stimulate job creation. "My opponent has spent his entire career in academia and has never been in a position to run a business, create jobs, and deliver a product to a …