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  • Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mark Warner (D-VA), Edward Markey (D-MA), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to major tech conglomerate, Alphabet Inc., the parent company of YouTube and Google, urging them to conduct a racial equity audit and to use the investigation and recommendations to make the company and its products safer for Black people. For years, civil and digital rights organizations and researchers have raised concerns... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) re-introduced a bill extending the authorization funding deadline for a monument dedicated to Gold Star families, which expired in January 2020 and is now on hold. Under the Gold Star Mothers Families Monument Extension Act, funding for the construction of the monument would continue through January 2027. The monument would honor the families that have lost a loved one in service to our nation."The Gold Star... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), alongside U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), and Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.), released the following statement after reports that Republicans proposed reversing the Child Tax Credit expansion to pay for their infrastructure proposal:“The expansion of the Child Tax Credit will provide a significant lifeline to the middle class... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a resolution supporting U.S. efforts through the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to improve access to quality education for the poorest and most marginalized children and youth worldwide. As the world celebrates the contributions of teachers, educators’ expertise, nurturing, and dedication will be key to achieving the 2030 Education Agenda... Read More
  • WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced the Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act, legislation that would ensure all federal law enforcement officers receive the retirement benefits they deserve for their service. Due to the level of training required and greater danger present in their profession, Congress determined that people in federal law enforcement positions should receive enhanced retirement benefits compared to other federal employees. However,... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), as well as Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), John Sarbanes (D-MD), David McKinley (R-WV) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) introduced the TREES Act, a bill that will help homeowners lower energy costs, increase tree canopy in underserved communities, and help mitigate the effects of climate change through residential tree planting.    The TREES Act would create a cost-share grant program at... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced the Humane Correctional Health Care Act. Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), a founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force and member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and a bipartisan group of Members introduced companion legislation in the House. This bill would repeal the so-called Medicaid Inmate Exclusion (MIE), which strips health coverage... Read More
  • Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) issued the following statement:“One year ago, George Floyd’s murder awakened millions of people around the world who had never before witnessed the deadly consequences of the failures in our policing system. This anniversary serves as a painful reminder of why we must make meaningful change. While we are still working through our differences on key issues, we continue to... Read More
  • Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ),Congressman Jesús "Chuy" García (D-IL), and Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (D-CT) reintroduced the Diversifying by Investing in Educators and Students to Improve outcomes For Youth (DIVERSIFY) Act, legislation that would complement the important administrative fixes to the TEACH Grant proposed in the College Affordability Act by ensuring the grant amount closely matches college costs. Additionally, the legislation would increase the TEACH Grant... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on judicial nominations, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee (D-NJ), and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) applauded the advancement of the nominations of Julien Neals and Magistrate Judge Zahid Quraishi to serve on the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.WATCH SEN. BOOKER’S REMARKS HERE“Today, I applaud this committee for advancing two exceptionally qualified nominees, Julien... Read More
  • Washington, D.C. – Today, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) joined Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Alma Adams (NC-12) with to introduce the Real Education and Access for Healthy Youth Act (REAHYA), which addresses both education and access to care for young people, with a focus on those most impacted by barriers to sex education and sexual health services. Currently, only 29 states and the District of Columbia require sex education, and when sex education is taught, 15... Read More
  • U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) joined Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and a group of 29 Senators in calling for an immediate ceasefire agreement in Israel and the Palestinian territories to prevent further loss of life and further escalation of violence.Senators Booker and Ossoff, along with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tom Carper (D-DE), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Tim Kaine... Read More
  • Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Bob Casey (D-PA) issued the following statement:“We grieve with the innocent Palestinians and Israelis who have lost their loved ones to this recent cycle of violence. Israel should not have to endure more than 1,600 rocket attacks by a terrorist organization, Hamas, which brutalizes the Palestinian people and targets Israelis with unceasing violence. Israel has the right to defend itself from these... Read More
  • WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) applauded President Biden’s nomination of Karen M. Williams to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Her nomination was announced this morning by the White House as part of a new group of judicial nominees.“Judge Williams is an highly qualified jurist who would not only bring fairness and impartiality to the federal bench, but also... Read More
  • WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced the Health Equity and Access under Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Families Act, bicameral legislation that removes cruel and unnecessary barriers to health care for immigrants of all statuses. Co-sponsored by more than 80 members of Congress and endorsed by hundreds of organizations, the proposal is being introduced amidst a devastating public health crisis in which over two-thirds... Read More
  • 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