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  • Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Failed Republican ‘Plan C’ for Healthcare Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman issued the following statement after three Senate Republicans said they’d vote against a key procedural motion to take up a measure to repeal Obamacare without a replacement – dooming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement: “Here we go again, with another headline on Republicans’ failure to pass ACA repeal, and their refusal to consider legislation that actually prioritizes the... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman to NJ Enviro Leaders: “House Republicans Damaging Legislation is Hidden in Plain Sight”
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman reminded close to a dozen New Jersey leaders that headlines and trending news stories cannot distract from damaging legislation being proposed by House Republicans. “This week my colleagues and I will vote on H.R. 2883 and H.R. 2910, two unnecessary and damaging bills that are solutions in search of a problem,” Watson Coleman said. “All over America, FERC is rubber-stamping projects with very little regard for public interest, environmental impact or sa... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Introduces Resolution of Inquiry to Push for Trump Conflict of Interest Investigation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, introduced a Resolution of Inquiry directing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide the Committee on Homeland Security with all information and documents it possesses related to payments made by DHS for Trump Organization or Trump family member travel in furtherance of Trump Organization business. This information could include any documentation of payments, expenditures, c... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Celebrates Passage of Her Amendment to Improve DOD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman celebrated the passage of her amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requiring the Department of Defense (DOD) to implement critical changes to the Army National Guard and Army Reserve's sexual assault prevention and response programs in areas such as staffing, budget management, and investigation timeliness. “I am pleased that we have taken the necessary steps to help foster a system that encourages service members to seek adequate ... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Passage of Protecting Access to Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Women, Children, and Families

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman released the following statement on the House passage of the Protecting Access to Care Act: “Republicans here in Congress insist on passing legislation in search of a problem. Medical malpractice lawsuits are far from the biggest threat to access to affordable care - the Republican attacks on the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, the sick and the poor is the true threat. Instead of working on the real issues at hand, they insist on attacking th... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on CBO Score for Senate Draft of Trumpcare
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Women, Children, and Families, Senior Citizens

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of Senate Republicans’ current draft of Trumpcare: “How many times do we need to send these failed dangerous bills to CBO before Republicans end their obsession with stripping healthcare from tens of millions of Americans? No wonder this bill was written in secret - the latest iteration of Trumpcare continues this Administration’s abandonment of... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Announces Grant to Plainfield Fire Division
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) announced a federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) totaling $64,766 for the Plainfield Fire Division. This award announcement follows a strong letter of support from Rep. Watson Coleman to the peer-reviewed AFG program citing the city’s desire to “proactively and adequately address the needs of a growing population.” “The health and safety of our firefighters is critical as they respond to crisis situations, answer calls for help an... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Raises First-ever Pride Flag in Middlesex County for “Hope, Commitment & Solidarity for All People”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: LGBT Equality

    Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman joined the Middlesex Democratic Organization’s LGBT Caucus to raise the county’s first-ever Pride flag in a ceremony held on June 17. “Each year when we pause to recognize Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month and in June, Pride Month – we are pausing in celebration of America.” said Watson Coleman. “What makes America great is the diversity of who we are and how we each bring our gifts to the enterprise of making our nation bette... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Administration Plans for DAPA, DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on news from the Administration that it has rescinded the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and plans to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “The Administration’s announcement that it is rescinding DAPA reflects the President’s inhumane immigration policies where fear is priorit... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Five-Year Anniversary of DACA Program and Commemoration of Immigrant Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Justice and Civil Rights

    Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman released the below statement on the five year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In addition, Watson Coleman celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month in new video message. On DACA Anniversary: “Five years ago, when President Obama created the DACA program, he simultaneously enabled its beneficiaries to come out of the shadows and become engaged participants in our communities and our country. This program has not only r... Read more

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