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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ahead of Mother's Day, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today announced plans to reintroduce their far-reaching bill to improve maternal health outcomes, reverse the trend of rising maternal mortality rates, and close disparities that put Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities and their kids at greater risk. The Maximizing Outcomes for Moms through Medicaid Improvement and Enhancement of Services (MOMMIES) Act would... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congressman Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) reintroduced a bill in the House and Senate that promotes equitable access to parks, green spaces, and public lands and waters. The Transit to Trails Act creates a grant program to fund projects that make transportation to green spaces and public lands more accessible for critically underserved communities. A lack of transportation options often excludes those in underserved communities from accessing our... Read More
  • Washington, DC – Ahead of a US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing tomorrow, various New Jersey organizations are offering their support of President Joe Biden’s recent nominations of Judge Zahid Quraishi and Julien Xavier Neals to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, including the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ), the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey (APALA-NJ), New... Read More
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the State Department’s announcement today of Jeffrey Feltman as Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa:“Today’s announcement of Jeffrey Feltman as Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa is an important and welcome step in our efforts to bring peace and stability to the region. The ongoing conflict in Ethiopia has created a humanitarian disaster, with tens of... Read More
  • Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced a new hire and other changes in his Senate communications team.Ahmed Elsayed has joined the Booker office as Press Secretary. Most recently, he served as Rep. Tony Cardenas’ (D-CA) communications director since June 2019 after working on Rep. John Delaney’s presidential campaign. He’s a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick and is a native of North Bergen, New Jersey.Additionally, several members of Booker’s... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) andU.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) reintroduced the Protecting the Rights Of Towns against federal Enforcement contrary to Constitutional Tenets for Immigration Act, or the PROTECT Immigration Act, legislation which would end the deputization of local and state police departments to enforce immigration law.The PROTECT Immigration Act would rescind the statutory authority for the federal government's... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) today reintroduced a bill that would establish an $800 million competitive grant program for states and school districts to increase the enrollment and performance of underrepresented students in advanced courses and programs. Under the Advanced Coursework Equity Act, eligible states and school districts could receive up to $60 million in grants to do things like expand enrollment in advanced courses, cover... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) reintroduced a bill in their respective chambers to hold polluters responsible for the cleanup of contaminated Superfund sites in New Jersey and across the country. Booker was joined by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in reintroducing the bill in the Senate. The Superfund Polluter Pays Restoration Act reinstates and indexes for inflation the excise tax on... Read More
  • Washington, DC -- US Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement: “Today I am thinking about George Floyd’s family, his daughter, and his loved ones. My heart is with them as they continue to mourn.  “This verdict is a reflection of how our legal system is supposed to work: an individual guilty of a horrific crime is being held accountable for his actions. But this verdict did not and will not fix what is so deeply broken in that... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Michael Bennet (D-CO), alongside U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), and Ritchie Torres (D-NY), released the following statement on the importance of passing CTC permanence in Congress: “Expansion of the Child Tax Credit is the most significant policy to come out of Washington in generations, and Congress has an historic opportunity to provide a lifeline to the middle class and to cut... Read More
  • Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued the following statement after the Biden Administration announced that it would keep the FY 2021 refugee admissions target at 15,000:  “The United States has always been a beacon of hope and opportunity for those fleeing persecution because of religion, race, nationality and more. We are witnessing the largest refugee crisis in history and have a solemn responsibility as a global leader to help those in need. We must do... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) – the eight Democratic Senators of color representing various communities, issued a joint statement on the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act: “Throughout our country’s history, the AAPI community has faced unacceptable discrimination and racism. Acts of hatred against AAPIs... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act, transformative legislation that targets the inhumane conditions of detention centers and protects the civil and human rights of immigrants. The bill would urgently end the use of private prisons and county jails to detain immigrants, set humane standards for detention facilities, increase oversight of these facilities to eliminate abuse, and better protect the civil rights of... Read More
  • Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued the following statement after H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act, was advanced through the House Judiciary Committee late last night and sent to the House floor. Booker is the lead cosponsor of S. 40, the Senate companion. “Our nation has not yet fully acknowledged and grappled with the painful legacy of slavery, white supremacy, and systemic racism that tainted this... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) spoke at the annual National Action Network’s (NAN) National Convention. The speech focused on America’s broken food systems and agriculture industry that favors consolidated multinational corporations and hurts communities of color. As family farmers struggle and tens of millions of families face food insecurity and a lack of access to affordable, nutritious food, massive agriculture conglomerates get bigger and richer.  “The American... Read More
  • 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