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  • 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of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on news from the Administration that it has rescinded the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and plans to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals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

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Congressional Baseball Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Justice and Civil Rights

    Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman released the following statement after a gunman opened fire on a practice for the Congressional Baseball game: “I am sending an abundance of prayers to my colleague Rep. Steve Scalise, U.S. Capitol Police, staff and all those affected by this morning’s vicious attack. The bravery and dedication of our first responders is to be revered and, as law enforcement works through the details of this cowardly attack on our nation’s public servants, I thank them for the... Read more

  • Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Statement Regarding The Confirmation Of Judge Neil Gorsuch As Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Justice and Civil Rights

    Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman released this statement following the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court: “It is sad that Senate Republicans had to resort to permanently changing Senate rules to confirm a Supreme Court nominee that was so extreme he couldn't garner a strong bipartisan consensus of support. Concerns about Judge Gorsuch reached beyond party politics, including his troubling legal record on women's reproductive rights and ... Read more

  • Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman issued the following statement after it was reported that the Trump Administration will pull out of the landmark, 195-signatory Paris Climate Agreement: “Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement is just the latest example of his Administration’s hostility towards facts and science. This reckless and short-sighted action, sadly, reinforces President Trump’s commitment to skirting our national responsibility for climate change. Climat... Read more

  • 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

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