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Former Congresswoman Marge Roukema dies at age 85

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug.16, 1984 file photograph, President Ronald Reagan is applauded shortly after he signed legislation providing for the mandatory withholding of wages from parents delinquent in child support payments. Applauding from left are: Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole; Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler Rep. Mario Biaggi, D-N.Y.; Reagan; Rep. Marge Roukema, R-N.J.; and Rep. Barbara Kennelly, D-Conn. Former Rep. Roukema, a Republican who spent more than two decades in Congress sparring regularly with ideologues within her party, has died. She was 85. Roukema died early Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff, a center spokeswoman said, though a cause of death was not disclosed.( AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Marge Roukema, a New Jersey Republican who spent more than two decades in Congress sparring regularly with ideologues within her party, has died. She was 85.

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