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  • Rep. DeFazio Introduces Legislation to Reduce Congestion at TSA Screening Checkpoints
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    In advance of one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced legislation with Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee for Transportation and Protective Security Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) that would help ease congestion and long lines at TSA screening checkpoints at airports. In 2013, Congress began diverting one-third ... Read more

  • Thompson, Payne, Watson Coleman Inquire on Newark CBP Hazing & Sexual Assault Allegations
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Justice and Civil Rights

    Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ), and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) sent a letter to the Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding media reports revealing allegations of longtime sexual assault and crude hazing by CBP Officers at Newark Liberty International Airport. In the letter the Members write: “There is no place for this type of conduct at CBP or anywhere else in the... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Attorney General Sessions Guidance to Federal Prosecutors
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman issued the following statement on guidance issued yesterday by Attorney General Sessions that orders federal prosecutors to pursue the toughest charges and sentences for crime suspects, including those suspected of non-violent, low-level drug offenses: “Coretta Scott King feared that the confirmation of Jeff Sessions would have a “devastating effect on the judicial system”, and with this recent guidance to federal prosecutors, that fear has been realize... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Reports of Leak in Unfinished Dakota Access Pipeline
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    “The reports of an oil leak from the unfinished Dakota Access Pipeline, sadly reaffirms the projects' severe threat to our environment and the surrounding communities. Last year, Americans from across the nation braved deadly winter conditions and violent suppression by law enforcement alongside the Standing Rock Sioux community to draw attention to the serious health, safety, and cultural risks associated with this project - risks that were being disregarded by regulators. On April 6, their co... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Abrupt, Suspicious Firing of FBI Director James Comey
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Justice and Civil Rights, National Security/Armed Services/Veterans

    Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump abruptly fired Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey: “On the heels of FBI Director James Comey’s testimony that confirmed an active investigation into this Administration’s ties to Russia, business entanglements and conflicts of interest - the ... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Condemns the House Passage of TrumpCare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON - Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) issued the following statement on the House passage of TrumpCare: “The premature victory lap at White House is the latest illustration that this President and his backslappers in Congress care more about politics than the wellbeing of the constituents they swore to protect. While at the White House, House Republicans and the President celebrated the House vote for TrumpCare – an effective slap in the face to millions of men, and chil... Read more

  • In Letter, Watson Coleman Requests Clear DHS Guidance on DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Justice and Civil Rights, National Security/Armed Services/Veterans

    Ewing, NJ – Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Vice Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, requesting clarification on policies toward individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Following reports of the deportation of Juan Manuel Montes, a 23-year old DACA recipient from California, the letter highlights contradictory statements made by senior officials on current Administration... Read more

  • In Letter, Watson Coleman Urges Senators to Oppose Garrett Nomination to ExIm Bank
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economic Development

    Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, with support from all democratic members of the New Jersey congressional delegation, sent a letter to Senate Major Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer urging them to oppose the confirmation of Former U.S. Representative Scott Garrett to lead the Export-Import Bank. The letter highlights statements made by Garrett “deems him unfit to assume the role of President and carry forth its mission to facilitate the export of U.S. goo... Read more

  • Watson Coleman Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security/Armed Services/Veterans

    WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman released this statement after U.S. forces conducted a tomahawk missile strike targeting a Syrian government airfield, following a brutal chemical weapons attack perpetrated by the Assad Regime: “We need to take decisive steps to combat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s war crimes, but Congress has a Constitutional duty to ensure a calculated and warranted response – especially when that response requires military action. We honor and pray for the... Read more

  • Congresswoman Watson Coleman Statement on the Failure of TrumpCare
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) made the following statement following the Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to bring H.R. 1628 “The American Health Care Act” to the House Floor for a vote: “It looks like Speaker Ryan finally, albeit briefly, came to his senses in his decision to pull the vote on the GOP’s dangerous and inhumane health care bill. TrumpCare, as it stands, will cost 41,400 of my constituents their health coverage and the Republican cuts to Medicaid will devastate... Read more

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