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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 30, 2006

(Mahwah) – Congressman Robert E. Andrews, who represents the First Congressional District of New Jersey, will speak on Friday, February 10 at 11 a.m. in the Adler Theater on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.  His presentation, Our Nation’s Fiscal Policy:  Strengthening the United States’ Global Economic Standing,” is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 201.684.6263.

Serving his ninth term in Congress, Representative Andrews represents the First Congressional District, comprised of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties.  Characterized as a fiscal conservative and a social moderate by The New York Times, the Congressman has authored two laws creating the Income Contingent Repayment Plan and Direct Student Loans, making higher education more affordable for millions of students since 1993.  He also wrote laws to lower mortgage costs for rural families, to protect child visitation rights of grandparents, to provide health and pension benefits for employees of religious organizations, cut administrative costs for small businesses and to move more people from welfare to the workforce.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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