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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) praised the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 by the Senate. Following the vote, he issued the following statement:“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 in the health and financial security of New Jerseyans and people across the country, a boost to our small businesses, a lifeline to state and local... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jim Risch (R-ID), both members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressing concern about the state of democracy and ongoing human rights abuses in Uganda.  The letter also urges the Treasury Department and the State Department to utilize the authority of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability to designate individuals who are responsible for human rights... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Department of State Student Internship Program Act, which will address the lack of diversity within the State Department's internship program by requiring the creation of a paid internship program that ensures interns are paid a minimum wage and provided housing and travel assistance.   For years, the State Department has struggled to recruit people of... Read More
  • Washington, DC -- Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism, issued the following statement: “America has a serious and deadly problem when it comes to discriminatory policing and excessive force used against communities of color -- and the scale and urgency of this crisis demands action by Congress.  “I applaud the swift consideration and passage of the George Floyd Justice in... Read More
  • Washington, DC - United States Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), sent a letter requesting information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) about its oversight authority and regulatory history with regard to tenant screening technology companies, which approximately 90% of landlords use for reviewing income and employment history, eviction... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Vice Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), along with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) unveiled a new DPCC report that includes new data on the transformative impact of expanding the Child Tax Credit, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit as a part of the American Rescue Plan.   According... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ron Wyden (D-OR) re-introduced 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, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), John Cornyn (R-TX), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Susan Collins (D-ME) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Partnering Aspiring Teachers with High-Need Schools (PATHS) to Tutor Act, that will expand access to one-on-one and small group tutoring in underserved communities during the pandemic. The legislation will also strengthen the pipeline of future teachers by placing teacher-candidates into tutoring roles.  The coronavirus pandemic... Read More
  • WASHINTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) re-introduced the United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation resolution, which urges the creation of a congressional  commission acknowledging and examining systemic racism that has impacted Black Americans throughout U.S. history and the racial inequities that persist today.  “To realize our nation’s promise of being a place for liberty and justice forall, we must... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) introduced legislation aimed at addressing the maternal health crisis among incarcerated people. The Justice for Incarcerated Moms Act would create grant and model programs to better care for pregnant people who are incarcerated, commission a study on the maternal health crisis within our prison system, and end the practice of shackling pregnant people. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)... Read More
  • NEWARK, NJ – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism, issued the following statement on New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signing historic adult-use cannabis reform bills into law: “The failed War on Drugs has systematically targeted people of color and the poor, disproportionately impacting Black and Brown communities and hurting families in New Jersey and across our nation. Today is a historic day,... Read More
  • NEWARK, NJ – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism, issued the following statement on New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signing historic adult-use cannabis reform bills into law: “The failed War on Drugs has systematically targeted people of color and the poor, disproportionately impacting Black and Brown communities and hurting families in New Jersey and across our nation. Today is a historic day, and I... Read More
  • NEWARK, NJ – This week, U.S. Senator Cory Booker convened a Black History Month town hall with leaders in the Black community from across New Jersey. The wide-ranging conversation touched on policies impacting New Jersey’s Black community, including economic justice, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, agriculture policy, and the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Black community.Video of the event, which led with opening remarks from Senator Booker followed... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) announced the re-introduction of their bicameral bill to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol. The Confederate Monument Removal Act would remove all statues of people who voluntarily served the Confederate States of America from the National Statuary Hall Collection within 120 days of the bill being signed into law. Booker and Lee first introduced the bill... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, led a letter sent to the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients urging the Biden Administration to take action to expand vaccine access for farm and food chain workers.  The letter comes in the wake of some state and local governments excluding farm and food chain workers from the first phases of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. “As the COVID-19... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Quality Care for Nursing Home Residents and Workers During COVID-19 Act. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky introduced the House companion to this bill, H.R. 598, in late January. This legislation will protect the health and well-being of those living and working in nursing homes by increasing resources for infection control and prevention, testing, and personal protective equipment; surging... Read More
  • Washington, DC -- US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) will chair the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism in the 117th Congress. Booker will be the first Black chair of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee.  “Our nation’s broken criminal justice system is a stain on the soul of our country, the result of decades of failed policies that have broken apart families and communities and have not made us safer,” Booker said. “The burden of this broken system has been... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Acting Associate Director for the Division of Advertising Practices Serena Viswanathan and the FTC’s four commissioners asking for an update on the department’s investigation into recent allegations against Tyson Foods for knowingly making false and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a bipartisan resolution celebrating Black History Month and the important contributions made by Black Americans throughout United States history. The resolution “acknowledges that all people of the U.S. are recipients of the wealth of history provided by Black culture” and “recognizes the importance of Black History Month as an opportunity to reflect on the complex history of the U.S., while remaining hopeful and... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tina Smith (D-MN), Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) 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 the hundreds of... Read More