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  • 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

  • Watson Coleman: “Swift But Thoughtful Response” Required in Atlantic City
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Development

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington DC (April 13, 2016) ― Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) issued the following statement on the Atlantic City, NJ fiscal crisis and proposals for state intervention: “Atlantic City requires a swift but thoughtful response to rectify their dire fiscal crisis. Although action is needed, I have serious reservations about the proposal before the State Senate, including concern that this legislation would provide unprecedented authority to Governor Chri... Read more

  • Watson Coleman, More Than 100 Congressmen Support U.S. Women Soccer Players’ EEOC Complaint
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women, Children, and Families

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington DC (April 12, 2016) ― Today, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) joined a bipartisan group of 110 Members of the House of Representatives writing to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to support the members of the U.S. Women’s National Team in their filing of a federal complaint. Recently, five soccer players accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of wage discrimination, citing the fact that they earn as little as 40 percent of what players on the U.S. Men’s ... Read more

  • Watson Coleman Urges Greater Sensitivity to Anti-Semitism
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Justice and Civil Rights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC (April 12, 2016) ― Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) released the following statement denouncing any form of discrimination and urging greater sensitivity to anti-Semitism after reports that Princeton High School students engaged in an anti-Semitic drinking game: “It is unacceptable to make light of discrimination, violence, and genocide that devastated families and left scars that endure to this day. In addition to concerns about the dangers... Read more

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