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  • Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman to Host Interfaith Unity and Reflection Vigil in District on Inauguration Day
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman announced that she will host an interfaith unity & reflection vigil on Friday, January 20 in lieu of her attendance at the Presidential inauguration ceremonies. “The constituents of the New Jersey’s Twelfth District are a cross section of the many groups and millions of Americans that this incoming Administration has turned its back on. Our nation is founded on democracy and inclusion that unfortunately our president-elect refuses to represent. I can t... Read more

  • Watson Coleman Statement On Trump Nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to U.S. Attorney General
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Justice and Civil Rights

    Washington, D.C. (November 18, 2016) – Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) released the following statement after it was reported that President-elect Trump plans to nominate Senator Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General of the United States: “I wish I could spend this transition period working with President-elect Trump on ways to solve our nation’s most pressing issues. However, every day, Americans are waking up to new revelations that give us greater pause about a Trump presiden... Read more

  • Watson Coleman Statement On Trump Naming Stephen Bannon as Chief White House Strategist
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Justice and Civil Rights

    For Immediate Release: Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2016) – Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) released the following statement after President-elect Trump announced the appointment of Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon as his chief strategist: “The appointment of self-described leader of the “alt-right” Stephen K. Bannon as President Elect Donald Trump’s new strategist cancels out the President Elect’s suggestion that he wants to be a President for all of America. “As Cha... Read more

  • Watson Coleman Supports Standing Rock Sioux Efforts to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    For Immediate Release: Washington, DC (September 9, 2016) — Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) sent a letter to Dave Archembault II, Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, expressing her support for their efforts to prevent the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from crossing into and desecrating tribal land. “This pipeline presents a major threat to the local environment, and a tremendous infringement on ancestral land rights for the Standing Rock Sioux community,” Watson Coleman... Read more

  • Watson Coleman Hosts Claims Clinics for Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security/Armed Services/Veterans

    For Immediate Release: Washington, DC (August 26, 2016) — On Thursday August 25, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman opened her Ewing, NJ office to Veterans and families seeking one-on-one assistance with VA claims, in partnership with the Veterans Administration Newark Regional Benefits Office. VA representatives were on hand to assist with benefits and compensation questions, filing disability claims, or submitting evidence in support of a new or existing claim. In all, 16 veterans took advant... Read more

  • Watson Coleman Statement on the Passing of Congressman Mark Takai
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    For Immediate Release: Ewing, New Jersey (July 20, 2016) — Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) issued the following statement on the passing of Hawaii Congressman Mark Takai (HI-01): “I am deeply saddened to learn that my fellow Freshman and progressive, Congressman Mark Takai has passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. As a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, over the course of 20 years in Hawaii’s State House, and as a Member of the House of Representatives, Congress... Read more

  • Watson Coleman Announces SAFER Pipelines Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ewing, NJ (June 29, 2016) -- At Baldpate Mountain, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) announced new legislation that would reform the gas pipeline approval process undertaken by the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) in order to ensure a comprehensive analysis that considers the cumulative impact of gas pipeline projects and better assesses need for new pipelines. The Safe and Accountable Federal Energy Review — or SAFER — Pipelines Act of 2016 would requir... Read more

  • Watson Coleman on the Court’s Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt Decision 2016
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Women, Children, and Families

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC (June 27, 2016) — Today, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s decision on Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The court struck down HB 2 — the Texas law at issue — in a 5-3 decision. “Today, the Supreme Court has powerfully reaffirmed a woman’s constitutional right to make her own decisions about her health, family, and future, no matter her zip code. The Justices confirmed what we already knew — the Texas law, ... Read more

  • Watson Coleman Denounces Republicans’ “Deceitful Charade” on H.R. 5471
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Equality, Justice and Civil Rights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC (June 16, 2016) — Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 5471, an empty gesture crafted by Republicans following Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando that repackages three bills already passed by the House and pending in the Senate, further illustrating their inability to act. “Despite its proposal as a response to the tragedy in Orlando, H.R. 5471 would have done nothing to prevent that shooti... Read more

  • Watson Coleman Offers 12th District Veterans Help with VA Claims at Friday Clinic
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC (June 7, 2016) ― On Friday June 10, the Office of Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) will partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to host a Claims Clinic for veterans, dependents, and survivors residing in New Jersey’s 12th District, giving attendees direct access to VA representatives who can assist them with benefits questions, filing a disability claim, and more. “Helping my constituents get the services they need from the federal gov... Read more

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