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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today introduced the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act, legislationthat would create research and public education programs to support women suffering from uterine fibroids. “As we mark Fibroid Awareness Month, we must continue our work to address the devastating health impacts uterine fibroids have on nearly 26 million women, especially Black women, nationwide,” Senator Booker... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Dick Durbin (D-IL), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, applauded the passage of the EQUAL Act out of the House Judiciary Committee. “Advancing the EQUAL Act out of the House Judiciary Committee represents a welcome step forward in finally rectifying the decades-long federal crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity that has devastated Black and Brown communities,” said. Sen.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism, and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today responded to reports that the Biden Administration has decided that thousands of nonviolent inmates who were released on home confinement to reduce the spread of COVID-19 will be required to return to prison one month after the official state of emergency for the pandemic... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, led a letter to Husain Al-Musallam, President of the Fédération Internationale De Natation (FINA) – competitive swimming’s international governing body –  urging him to reverse the organization’s recent decision prohibiting the use of swim caps designed for natural Black hair in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. This letter was also signed by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT),... Read More
  • (Washington, DC) – Today, Senator Booker, Vice Chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer joined House and Senate DPCC Chairs and MomsRising to share stories of what the historic tax relief from President Biden’s Child Tax Credit means to working families. They were joined by House DPCC Co-chairs Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Ted Lieu (CA-33) and Joe Neguse (CO-02), Senate... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) re-introduced a bicameral bill to expand health insurance coverage of infertility treatment and services. The Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act would require more health insurers to provide coverage for infertility treatment, as well as fertility preservation services for individuals who undergo medically necessary procedures that may cause infertility, such as... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senators Cory Booker (NJ), Michael Bennet (CO), and Sherrod Brown (OH), and Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), and Ritchie Torres (NY-15), released the following statement on the delivery of the first Child Tax Credit payments. “Today is a historic day for American families. With the delivery of the first round of expanded Child Tax Credit payments, help is here for parents that have been struggling to make ends meet during... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today reintroduced legislation to create a level playing field for independent family farmers and transform the broken system built by multi-national meatpacking companies. The Farm System Reform Act would, among other things, strengthen the Packers & Stockyards Act to crack down on the monopolistic practices of meatpackers and corporate integrators, place a moratorium on large factory... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker delivered remarks on the Senate floor to discuss the impact of expanded child tax credit payments for families with kids and the need to make these benefits permanent. WATCH HERE Key Excerpts “We have a big thing happening tomorrow, when the vast majority of families with kids across the country will start seeing more money in their bank accounts every [month] for the rest of the year.” “This policy means stability, it means help is on the way,... Read More
  • Washington, DC – US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement: “I strongly condemn the horrific assassination of President Moïse and pray for First Lady Moïse’s recovery. This violent attack underscores the rapidly deteriorating and deeply concerning political situation in Haiti, and I support President Biden’s offer of assistance. The Haitian people deserve a safe and secure country, and my thoughts are with them during this... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement in response to the NCAA’s Division I Council’s decision to suspend the policy that prohibits college athletes from profiting from their Name, Image, and Likeness(NIL). The full NCAA Board of Directors will vote on the proposal on Wednesday.“We're glad that the NCAA is waiving Bylaw 12, allowing college athletes across the country to monetize their NIL, but this last minute scramble to... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced a resolution honoring the contributions of African Americans to America’s musical heritage. The resolution also calls for greater access to music education for African American students, who received the lowest scores of all ethnicities on the most recent National Assessment for Educational Progress arts assessment. Another recent Department of Education study found that only seven percent of music teacher licensure candidates... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism, delivered remarks at the committee’s hearing on the EQUAL Act. Specifically, the Senator spoke on the importance of eliminating the crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity.  WATCH HERE  Key Excerpts “…there's guiding principles to this country where we aspire to the highest ideals of humanity. It's what our Constitution is based upon by our... Read More
  • WASHINGTON –  Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over sports-related policy, issued the following joint statement after the Supreme Court decided 9-0 in favor of college athletes in regards to pay and compensation: “The Supreme Court's unanimous ruling in the NCAA vs. Alston case is a major step toward ending the NCAA's exploitative rules.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON— Today, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Robin Kelly (IL-02), and Alma Adams (NC-12) led 163 Members of Congress urging House and Senate Leadership to prioritize policies to address the U.S. maternal health crisis in the next coronavirus recovery package. The members are pushing for the inclusion of Booker’s and Underwood’s Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act and a permanent expansion of yearlong postpartum Medicaid coverage. Members emphasized... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has reintroduced a resolution designating June 12, 2021 as Women Veterans Appreciation Day, to recognize the growing presence of women in the Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve Forces, and honor women veterans for their dutiful military service. June 12 marks the anniversary of the signing of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948 that allowed women to serve as permanent members of the military. Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) will... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) today announced they will be reintroducing the Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act, a bill aimed at eliminating pollution that has disproportionately harmed communities of color, Indigenous communities, and low-income communities for generations. This critical legislation would invest over $200 billion to clean up legacy pollution. This bill will also be co-sponsored by... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today applauded the confirmation of Judge Zahid Quraishi to serve on the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. “Judge Quraishi is extraordinarily well qualified to serve New Jersey and our country as a federal judge. He is well qualified because of his character, who he is as a person, and his commitment to service. But he is well qualified on a higher standard than that. He is a patriot to this country.... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) delivered remarks at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on “NCAA Athlete NIL Rights.” Booker is the co-author of the College Athletes Bill of Rights, groundbreaking legislation that will change the landscape of college sports and protect and expand the rights of college athletes.  WATCH HERE  Key Excerpts “Modern college athletics is a de facto for-profit industry that is just too often exploiting... Read More
  • WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, introduced the Farm Subsidy Transparency Act of 2021, new legislation that would lift the veil of secrecy regarding the race and gender of farm subsidy recipients and help ensure an end to decades of discrimination against Black farmers by the U.S. Department of Agriculture... Read More