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  • Starting this year, New Jerseyans will use a state-based exchange, Get Covered New Jersey, to enroll in Marketplace health insurance plans. The Open Enrollment Period in New Jersey will run from November 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021, which is double the amount of time of recent years’ enrollment periods run by the federal government. Plans, enrollment assistance, and financial help, including a new state subsidy to make Marketplace plans even more affordable, will only be available for New Jersey... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced landmark legislation aimed at addressing and correcting historic discrimination within the U.S. Department of Agriculture in federal farm assistance and lending that has caused Black farmers to lose millions of acres of farmland and robbed Black farmers and their families of hundreds of billions of dollars of inter-generational wealth. In 1920 there were nearly 1 million... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation that will provide state and local school districts with more than $260 billion of additional federal aid to better serve students and support teachers during the pandemic. Specifically, the Educator Jobs Fund Act of 2020 will appropriate federal funding for a new educator jobs fund to create jobs and recruit and train educators, ensuring education equity, more personal protective equipment in schools, and grants for... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter urging Ambassador of the State of Libya, Wafa Bughaighis, to provide visas to international humanitarian workers. Additionally, the letter urges the Ambassador to press for an acceleration of visa approvals, ease restrictions on international humanitarian staff, and ensure that lifesaving aid reaches the people most in need. According to the United Nations, an estimated 1.3... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter urging Ambassador of the State of Libya, Wafa Bughaighis, to provide visas to international humanitarian workers. Additionally, the letter urges the Ambassador to press for an acceleration of visa approvals, ease restrictions on international humanitarian staff, and ensure that lifesaving aid reaches the people most in need. According to the United Nations, an estimated 1.3... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced S.Res762, a resolution recognizing the disproportionate impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on women and girls globally. Specifically, the resolution urges Congress and the executive branch to protect the rights of women and girls in the United States and abroad, provide robust humanitarian aid that supports women and girls, and ensure that the needs of women and girls are part of the ongoing... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) released a new report detailing how special interests’ campaign to capture our courts has tilted the playing field against critical civil rights protections to ensure equality for all Americans. As President Trump and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) rush to confirm Judge Amy Coney... Read More
  • Washington D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tim Kaine (D-VA,) Chris Coons (D-DE) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, issued a joint statement calling for an immediate end to the violent crackdown on peaceful protestors in Nigeria. “As members of the Subcommittee on Africa, we have been watching the recent developments in Nigeria with great concern, and call for an immediate end to the violent... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Last week, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced a bipartisan bill, Delivering Optimally Urgent Labor Access for Veterans Affairs, or the DOULA Act, to establish a pilot program to encourage the use of doulas in the Veterans Health Administration to support pregnant veterans and improve maternal health outcomes. This legislation was borne out of various veteran organizations and leaders such as the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Service Women’s Action Network, NJ SOS... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced a bipartisan bill, Delivering Optimally Urgent Labor Access for Veterans Affairs, or the DOULA Act, to establish a pilot program to encourage the use of doulas in the Veterans Health Administration to support pregnant veterans and improve maternal health outcomes. A study in 2010 by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) sent two letters seeking answers on the White House-linked outbreak of COVID-19. In a letter to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Booker requested an overview of steps that are being taken to protect the health and safety of the individuals who work on the White House grounds. In a separate letter to the Director of U.S. Secret Service James Murray, Booker requested that a full list and contact information of all individuals who attended... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos asking for more information about the Department’s decision to open an investigation into Princeton University’s recent efforts to confront systemic racism and discrimination and urging that the decision to open the investigation be reconsidered. In response to the national reckoning with racism spurred by the killings of unarmed Black Americans at the hands of... Read More
  • NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez today announced $1,570,658.74 in funding for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to replace a building at Port Newark that was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. “Superstorm Sandy left our already aging infrastructure in dire need of repair,” said Sen. Booker. “While we have made significant progress since Sandy’s devastation, the rebuilding process still... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez today announced that the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority was awarded $10,928,520.90 in federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make repairs after floods from Superstorm Sandy damaged the electrical distribution switchgear. “Even before Superstorm Sandy’s devastation, our aging water and wastewater infrastructure needed robust federal investment in order to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Cornyn (R-TX) today introduced a bipartisan bill, the Preventing Future Pandemics Act, which would direct the State Department to work with international partners to shut down commercial wildlife markets and stop the associated wildlife trade, end the import, export and sale of live wildlife for human consumption in the United States, and phase out demand for wildlife as a food source. A companion bill was also introduced in the House... Read More
  • NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators and Cory Booker and Bob Menendez (both D-N.J.) and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (N.J.-11) today gathered outside Newark Federal Court to outline bipartisan, bicameral legislation crafted in response to the fatal, targeted attack on U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas’s New Jersey home. The Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2020—named for Salas’s son who was murdered during the violent home invasion—would safeguard the personally identifiable... Read More
  • NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators and Cory Booker and Bob Menendez (both D-N.J.) and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (N.J.-11) today gathered outside Newark Federal Court to outline bipartisan, bicameral legislation crafted in response to the fatal, targeted attack on U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas’s New Jersey home. The Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2020—named for Salas’s son who was murdered during the violent home invasion—would safeguard the personally identifiable... Read More
  • Newark, NJ -- Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement: “There is so much at stake in this moment. Hanging in the balance is the future of the Affordable Care Act and health coverage for millions of Americans in the middle of a pandemic; a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, protected by Roe v. Wade; and the future of worker protections, voting rights, civil rights, clean air and water, and much more. “When someone tells... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- United States Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), joined by all the Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today sent a letter pressing Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought and White House Counsel  Pat Cipollone for answers on the scope, legal justification, and potential penalties for President Trump’s September 22 executive order prohibiting discrimination, bias, and diversity training for not only federal agencies but also... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today urged Congressional leadership to include fiscal and educational equity provisions in the next COVID-19 package to protect against cuts to school districts that are already underfunded and serve predominantly low-income students and students of color. The letter comes in the aftermath of the recession-induced by the COVID-19 pandemic decimating State and local education budgets. States’... Read More