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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio: The Lack of Engagement by Democrat Legislators on COVID Policies Echoed in Tuesday’s Vote

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Senator Joe Pennacchio issued the following statement following the statewide election on Nov. 2:

Sen. Joe Pennacchio said the election that rattled the Legislature reflected the public’s lack of confidence after a year and a half of pandemic mandates. SenateNJ.com)

“The earthquake that rattled the Legislature yesterday reflected the public’s lack of confidence after a year and a half of pandemic mandates.

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

In the Murphy Administration the Truth was the First Casualty of COVID

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Once Again, the Administration’s COVID Policies are Shown to be Based More on Political Science Than Health Sciences

A bombshell video released Monday by Project Veritas uncovered alarming revelations from inside Governor Murphy’s re-election campaign.

Sen. Joe Pennacchio blasted Gov. Murphy’s treatment of New Jersey residents after a bombshell video released by Project Veritas uncovered alarming revelations from inside Governor Murphy’s re-election campaign. (Project Veritas Action/Youtube)

In the recording, two individuals with close ties to the campaign, including a woman identified as a senior advisor for the Governor, explained that Murphy planned to enact vaccine mandates after he sealed up the election.

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Pennacchio Calls on NJ to Stop Discriminating and Immediately Recognize Natural Immunity

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Pfizer Scientists Agree on Natural Immunity’s Protection

As evidence continues to mount that recovered COVID-19 patients are as protected against the virus as those who are vaccinated, Senator Joe Pennacchio today said it is time for the Murphy Administration to face facts and acknowledge the reality of natural immunity.

Scientist confirm patients who recover from COVID-19 develop natural immunities, and Sen. Joe Pennacchio is calling on the Governor’s Administration to face the facts. (©iStock)

“We need to move beyond the false narrative that only through vaccinations can people develop protective antibodies,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “Historically, proven science has recognized that people who contract the virus naturally produce antibodies and develop memory cells that can be called upon for future infections. The body creates its own defenses.”

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Pennacchio, Webber Bill Would Ensure Boat Access to Public Lakes for Recreational Fishermen

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The fees New Jersey recreational fishermen pay for freshwater fishing licenses help pay for the stocking of public lakes with game fish, but anglers are finding it increasingly difficult to get their boats into public waters.

Senator Joe Pennacchio and Assemblyman Jay Webber sponsor legislation that would remedy the absence of public boat access to Greenwood Lake. (Pixabay)

A pair of lawmakers from the 26th District, Senator Joe Pennacchio and Assemblyman Jay Webber, sponsor legislation to be introduced in Trenton to address the frustration and growing concern for the lack of public boat launches and lake accessibility.

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
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Pennacchio, Bucco Call for Preserving Columbus Day Legacy

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Urge Senate Support of Resolution Securing Annual Holiday Cherished by Italian Americans

Columbus Day is a federal and state holiday marked on Oct. 11 this year and an annual celebration of Italian American heritage.

Senators Joe Pennacchio and Anthony M. Bucco are fighting to ensure the long-standing Columbus Day legacy is continued and sponsor a resolution supporting the preservation of the annual federal and state holiday. (Wikimedia)

Senator Joe Pennacchio and Senator Anthony M. Bucco are dedicated to ensuring the long-standing legacy is continued and sponsor a resolution (SR-50) supporting the preservation of Columbus Day as a federal and state holiday.

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Pennacchio Bill Aiding Veterans Signed into Law

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Ensures Access to Discharge Papers Filed with County Clerks

New Jersey veterans who file their discharge papers for safekeeping with a county clerks’ office will have access to the documents under a law signed this week.

New Jersey veterans who file their discharge papers for safekeeping with a county clerks’ office will have access to the documents under a law sponsored by Sen. Joe Pennacchio. (Flickr)

Senator Joe Pennacchio sponsors the measure, A-3123/S-2059, allowing a veteran, or a person designated as a representative of the veteran, to withdraw any military paperwork on file with the clerk.

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
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Senator Steve Oroho

Pennacchio/Oroho/Bucco Bill Providing $10 Million to Support Lakes Signed Into Law

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New Law Funds Maintenance of Lake Hopatcong, Greenwood Lake, Other Lakes in Highlands & Pinelands

Legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio, Senator Steven Oroho, and Senator Anthony M. Bucco to supply critical funding to maintain Lake Hopatcong, Greenwood Lake, and other lakes in the Highlands and Pinelands regions has been signed into law.

A newly enacted law sponsored by Sen. Joe Pennacchio, Sen. Steven Oroho, and Sen. Tony Bucco provides $10 million to maintain Lake Hopatcong, Greenwood Lake, and other lakes in the Highlands and Pinelands regions. (SenateNJ.com)

“Our lakes are critical to the ecological and economic well-being of New Jersey, but they have been consistently underfunded by the State,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “This newly approved funding represents the most significant investment in Lake Hopatcong and Greenwood Lake in recent memory, if not ever. We’ll continue fighting to make this appropriation permanent to ensure our lakes get the support they need each and every year.”

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Pennacchio Blasts Murphy’s Mask Mandate for 2-Year-Olds

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Governor Phil Murphy’s latest COVID directive requiring children 2 years and older to wear masks in childcare centers drew the ire of Senator Joe Pennacchio, who called the order “useless and unworkable.”

Sen. Pennacchio denounced Murphy’s latest COVID edict requiring children as young as 2 years old to wear masks at day care centers. (Pixabay)

“Every parent who has ever tried to get a photo of their 2-year-old in a Halloween mask knows this rule is futile,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “When you put any covering on a 2-year-olds’ face, they instinctively grab it and pull it off.

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Senator Holly Schepisi
Senator Joe Pennacchio

Bucco/Pennacchio/Schepisi Legislation Supporting Pediatric Cancer Research Signed into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco, Joseph Pennacchio, and Holly Schepisi that would support funding for pediatric cancer research has been signed into law by Governor Murphy.

Legislation sponsored by Sens. Tony Bucco, Joe Pennacchio, and Holly Schepisi that would support funding for pediatric cancer research has been signed into law. (©iStock)

“I am pleased that the Governor signed both of these bills into law today. As a survivor of pediatric cancer, I know there are few things that can make a child feel so scared or parents so helpless,” said Bucco (R-25). “I am thankful every day that I was one of the lucky ones who survived. With better-funded research, we can improve treatments and survival rates to ensure that luck is no longer a factor in deciding which children with cancer will have an opportunity to grow up and live full lives.”

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Pennacchio to Introduce Legislation that Would Treat Recovered COVID Patients No Different than Vaccinated Individuals

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Senator Models New Legislation on Israel’s Public Health Policy

Senator Joe Pennacchio will introduce new legislation that would treat recovered COVID-19 patients the same as those who have been vaccinated under any vaccine mandate or passport scheme that may be implemented.

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He said the bill addresses public concerns with President Biden’s decision to force vaccines on many Americans. Along with the Federal government, more private businesses, companies, and other venues are requiring “vaccine passports” for their workers and for the public to participate in their jobs, recreation, and other daily activities.

A recent study from Israel suggests that natural immunity confers 13 times the protection provided by two doses of Pfizer vaccines. This information comes after reports from Massachusetts that three-fourths of people infected with the Delta variant of COVID had been previously fully vaccinated.

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