Press Releases

December 27, 2022

Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Supreme Court's Title 42 Order

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) released a statement following today’s unsigned Supreme Court order temporarily extending Title 42, a destructive and flawed Trump-era measure that was set to expire this month. “The Supreme Court’s order today is a destructive one based purely on politics. As Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in his dissent, this order was made, ‘because policymakers have failed to agree on adequate measures to address […  Continue Reading

December 27, 2022

Rep. Watson Coleman Announces $15 Million for Community Projects in New Jersey’s 12th District

Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman announced more than $15 million in federal community project funding for 15 organizations in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. This funding comes as part of the omnibus government funding legislation that Congress passed on December 23. The projects receiving funding include public facility restorations, flood mitigation initiatives, youth programs, and more. “As New Jersey’s sole congressional appropriator, I take great prid…  Continue Reading

December 23, 2022

Rep. Watson Coleman Celebrates Legislative Victories in Omnibus Funding Legislation

Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) voted to pass an omnibus funding bill that would keep the federal government funded through the end of fiscal year 2023.    The bill addresses many of the  priorities of the 12th District, including mental health equity, funding for public transit, and an increase in funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides lifesaving assistance for Americans facing food insecurity . Also included in th…  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