Skip to content
CORONAVIRUS: CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND HELP RELATED TO COVID-19 FOR NEW JERSEYANS
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a resolution recognizing Black Maternal Health Week, “to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the United States and the importance of reducing maternal mortality and morbidity among Black women and birthing persons.” Black Maternal Health Week is observed from April 11 through April 17.Representatives Alma Adams (NC-12) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Alma Adams (NC-12) and Lauren Underwood (IL-14) introduced a resolution recognizing Black Maternal Health Week, “to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the United States and the importance of reducing maternal mortality and morbidity among Black women and birthing persons.” Black Maternal Health Week is observed from April 11 through April 17. The legislation has 22 co-sponsors in... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) today reintroduced the Climate Stewardship Act, a climate change bill focused on voluntary farm and ranch conservation practices, massive reforestation, and wetlands restoration.  Much like the environmental and economic challenges facing President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s, the country now faces two simultaneous crises: climate change and an economy weakened by COVID-19.  The Climate... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC– U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after President Biden announced new executive actions to reduce gun violence today.“In America, there is a familiar and disturbing pattern that occurs every time another horrific mass shooting occurs-- when people are killed in their grocery store, their workplace, their house of worship, the crisis of gun violence punctuates our national... Read More
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez (both D-NJ) today applauded President Biden’s nomination of Julien Xavier Neals and Judge Zahid Quraishi to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Their nominations were announced by the White House this morning as part of a group of 11 judicial nominees. Booker is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Julien Neals and Zahid Quraishi are smart, experienced, and thoughtful attorneys who will both bring... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), announced a new proposal to close the stepped-up basis income tax loophole – reforming one of the largest tax breaks in our federal tax code in order to support national investments that will benefit all Americans and build a more inclusive economy. This new proposed legislation, the Sensible Taxation and Equity Promotion (STEP) Act,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today reintroduced his bill to ban discrimination based on hair textures and hairstyles that are commonly associated with a particular race or national origin. U.S. Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), along with Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Gwen Moore (D-WI), introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives. Hair discrimination is... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), today led 41 Senate Democrats in a push to build on the success of the American Rescue Plan by making critical tax credits for working families permanent. The American Rescue Plan provided an historic investment in the economic well-being of children, families, and struggling workers. The one-year expansions to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), today led 41 Senate Democrats in a push to build on the success of the American Rescue Plan by making critical tax credits for working families permanent. The American Rescue Plan provided an historic investment in the economic well-being of children, families, and struggling workers. The one-year expansions to the Earned Income Tax... Read More
  • NEWARK, N.J.– In the wake of two mass shootings in Atlanta, Ga. and Boulder, Colo. in as many weeks that tragically claimed nearly 20 lives, today U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez were joined by gun safety advocates, members of law enforcement, and community leaders in calling for Congress and the Biden Administration to take action to reduce gun violence in our communities. During today’s press conference in Newark, Sens. Booker and Menendez... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) joined Senators Michael Bennett (D-CO), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Reverend Rafael Warnock (D-GA) on the Senate floor to discuss the American Rescue Plan’s expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the need to make the expansions permanent.   WATCH HERE   Key Excerpts “…the poorest age group in America is our children with one in six American kids living in poverty. It is nothing less than a moral... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) reintroduced the Help Students Vote Act, a bill to strengthen student voter registration and civic participation on college campuses. This legislation would allow for federal guidance to institutions of higher education in order to ensure their students have the resources they need to register to vote. Historically, young adults have voted at the lowest rates of any age... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez (both D-N.J.) joined Sens. Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), along with 33 of their Senate colleagues, to introduce a resolution condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment, racism, and discrimination. The resolution also calls on federal officials, in collaboration with state and local agencies and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community organizations to address the rise in COVID-19-related... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following a spate of horrific mass shootings in recent days, most recently in Boulder, Colorado, and Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) joined Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and other Democratic colleagues on the Senate floor to honor the memory of those who have been killed by gun violence in the past month and urge his colleagues to take action to pass common sense gun safety measures.    WATCH HERE   Key Excerpts “I believe... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following a spate of horrific mass shootings in recent days, most recently in Boulder, Colorado, and Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Senator Cory Booker participated in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on gun violence and proposed safety reforms.  WATCH HERE  Key Excerpts “We forget the very mandate of our government of our federal government and so the best mandate is perhaps the Constitution of the United States of America that begins with the purpose of why we're all... Read More
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) will chair the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research in the 117th Congress. The subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes oversight of programs regarding food and nutrition assistance, school meals, non-program crops, organic production, and research; and more.  Booker said, “Our nation’s food system is fundamentally broken. While big agriculture conglomerates get richer and bigger,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to swiftly resolve outstanding issues with the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), a tool used to define areas at high risk for flooding, for the Township of Pequannock. In a letter to FEMA leadership, the lawmakers cite the negative impacts the delays have had on homeowners, and how the current health crisis has only magnified the economic hardship... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) released a new COVID-19 pandemic resource guide with information about the federal benefits available to New Jerseyans through the American Rescue Plan. The guide can be downloaded at booker.senate.gov/coronavirus.Booker said, “As we face economic and public crises unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes, the American Rescue Plan is an urgently needed and historic investment that will help New Jerseyans and millions... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), and Tom Malinowski (NJ-7) called on the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to authorize the creation of a sixth Vet Center in New Jersey, which would provide necessary counseling and support services to veterans residing in Morris, Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon counties. In a letter to VA Secretary Dennis McDonough, the lawmakers explained how establishing a sixth... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) reintroduced the Safe Line Speeds During COVID-19 Act to protect worker, consumer, and animal safety by suspending all current and future USDA waivers and regulations that allow companies to increase production line speeds at meatpacking plants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the country, many meat processing plants have become COVID-19... Read More