Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Sen. Frank Lautenberg's body was placed aboard a Washington, D.C.-bound Amtrak train Wednesday at the Secaucus Junction rail station that was named in his honor.
In a fitting tribute Wednesday to the man long known as one of Washington's foremost mass transit advocates, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg's body was taken by Amtrak train from the rail station that bears his name to the nation's capital, where it will lie in repose in the U.S. Senate Chamber through Thursday. Lautenberg's family and staff accompanied the senator for his final Amtrak ride, which was preceded by a brief ceremony and color guard salute at the Secaucus Junction station's main concourse, attended by some 100 mourners, including Gov. Chris Christie, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and former Gov. Richard Codey. Rabbi Daniel Cohen of Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange, the congregation where the senator belonged, eulogized Lautenberg at …
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
As many here stop to reflect on the life of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, there are thoughts about his commitment and questions about his replacement in Washington.
New Jersey residents reacted Monday following the news that U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), 89, died in the early morning hours as a result of complications of viral pneumonia. Whether they were associates who had worked previously with the 5-term senator or simply constituents who lived in the state where Lautenberg had served since 1982, residents across the state were affected by the senator's death. "Frank Lautenberg has always been very reliable and beloved," said Gail Joseph of Long Branch. "When I was involved in organizations, he would always show up and take an interest in our causes." Rosemarie D'Alessandro, of Hillsdale, said she didn't always see eye-to-eye with Lautenberg, but nonetheless respected him as a leader. In 1997…
Monday, December 17, 2012
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg will ask Congress to approve a ban on ammunition magazines of more than 10 rounds. Do you agree with his proposed bill?
Monday, December 17, 2012
In the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced plans to reintroduce high-capacity magazine ban legislation in the 113th Congress. Lautenberg’s bill, the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act, would prohibit the manufacture and sale of ammunition magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds. It also would ban ammunition magazines that could be readily converted to accept more than 10 rounds. “In light of yet another horrific shooting tragedy, it is clearer than ever that there is no place in our communities for deadly high-capacity gun magazines and I will keep working to pass my bill to reinstate the ban on them,” Lautenberg said in a statement. “If we don't pass a high-capacity …