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Representative Frank LoBiondo

New Jersey-2nd
Armed Services; Permanent Select on Intelligence; Transportation and Infrastructure, Coast Guard & Maritime subcommittee

“I remain committed to promoting policies that equally protect public health, our environment and American jobs. I’ve had a great working relationship with local environmental groups and concerned citizens in South Jersey throughout my time in Congress and look forward to continuing that same partnership.”


Leadership: Congressman LoBiondo maintains a strong commitment to protecting the environment. Throughout his almost two decades in public office, he has worked to protect fragile wildlife and wetlands while preventing dangerous toxic chemicals from being dumped in the Delaware River. He is a champion of three of New Jersey’s environmental treasures, the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, and the Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.

Representative LoBiondo has stood up for projects that will preserve and restore the New Jersey coastline, including sponsoring legislation to prohibit issuance of gas leases on the outer continental shelf off the coast of NJ. He also fought the federal government when they wanted to conduct seismic testing for gas and oil, which includes sonic blasts that would have been highly detrimental to marine life. He has cosponsored legislation that would protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as well.

He has long been an advocate for clean energy and clean air, and was one of only eight members of his party to vote for the American Clean Energy and Security Act, and one of three to vote against a bill that would strip the EPA of its power to regulate carbon emissions. Congressman LoBiondo has also co-sponsored legislation to establish a national renewable energy standard that would require utilities to purchase increasing amounts of green energy.

Representative LoBiondo sponsored:

  • H.R 728 (To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from issuing oil and gas leases on portions of the Outer Continental Shelf located off the coast of New Jersey 2017)
  • H.R. 944 (To reauthorize the National Estuary Program, and for other purposes)
  • H.R. 1011 (To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from issuing oil and gas leases on portions of the Outer Continental Shelf located off the coast of New Jersey.)
  • H.R. 1504 (Community Beaches Protection Act)
  • H.R. 4507 (Coastal Restoration Act)
  • H.R. 3464 (Commercial Vessel Discharge Reform Act 2013)
  • H.R. 2686 (To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize appropriations for grants for coastal recreation water quality monitoring and notification programs.)
  • H.R. 1412 (Delaware River Protection Act of 2005)

Representative LoBiondo cosponsored:

  • H.R 1889 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act 2017)
  • H.R 502 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund 2017)
  • H.R. 239 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act)
  • H.Res. 424 (Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to conservative environmental stewardship.)
  • H.R. 936 (Marine Disease Emergency Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1772 (Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1814 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund)
  • H.R. 3145 (Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act)
  • H.R. 872 (Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act)
  • H.R. 4715 (Clean Estuaries Act)
  • H.R. 1262 (Water Quality Investment Act)
  • H.R. 5594 (Vessel Discharge Evaluation and Review Act)
  • H.R. 2421 (Clean Water Restoration Act)
  • H.R. 1590 (Safe Climate Act)
  • H.R. 723 (To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize programs to improve the quality of coastal recreation waters, and for other purposes.)
  • H.R. 1451 (Clean Smokestacks Act)
  • H.R. 20: (Clean Water Infrastructure Financing Act)
  • H.R. 113 (Clean Ocean Preservation Act)
  • H.R. 3536 (Drinking Water Protection Act)
  • H.R. 1300 (Recycle America’s Land Act)
  • H.R. 999 (Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act)
  • H.R. 2914 (Sound Science for the Environment Act)
  • H.R. 2094 (Beaches Environmental Assessment, Closure and Health Act)
  • H.R. 4034 (Ocean Dumping Termination Act)
  • H.R. 3573 (Oil Spill Prevention and Response Improvement Act)
  • H.R. 1965 (Coastal Zone Protection Act)