Press Releases

June 13, 2024

Rep. Watson Coleman Issues Statement on Supreme Court Mifepristone Ruling

Today, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine: “We should celebrate that the Supreme Court did not take this opportunity today to further restrict access to safe and effective medication abortion. But we are not out of the woods yet. “The Court ruled only that the anti-abortion advocates who brought the case did not have standing to do so. It left open the very likely possibility that someone …  Continue Reading

June 12, 2024

Rep. Watson Coleman Introduces Bill to Reduce Homelessness and Housing Instability Among Young People

Today, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) introduced the Homes for Young Adults Act. The bill would create a new entitlement under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 — the Housing Choice Voucher program — specifically targeted at young people who are unstably housed or experiencing homelessness.  Housing Choice Vouchers are the largest federal housing assistance program, but only one in four eligible Americans actually receive that assistance.  The Homes for Young Adults Act a…  Continue Reading

June 10, 2024

Rep. Watson Coleman Sends Letter to HUD Encouraging Adoption of New Rule Reducing Barriers to Affordable Housing for Justice-Impacted People

Today, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) led 15 of her House colleagues in a letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) encouraging the adoption of a proposed rule that would end the practice of rejecting or evicting tenants from public housing, or HUD-subsidized housing, solely on the basis of criminal conviction. According to the Sentencing Project, as many as one in three adults in the United States — up to 100 million Americans — have interacted with the criminal justi…  Continue Reading


April 10, 2023

Addressing Fair Chances in Housing

March 29, 2023

Floor Speech on Gun Violence

March 22, 2023

Floor Speech on WATER Act