Assembly Democrats

Wisniewski Urges Trump Administration to Reverse Dangerous Decision Not to Screen Truck & Train Operators for Sleep Apnea

Assembly Transportation Committee Chair John Wisniewski on Wednesday called on the Trump administration to reverse its dangerous decision to withdraw the proposed plan to screen truck drivers and train engineers for sleep apnea, a disorder that has been responsible for at least 10 highway and rail crashes in the last 17 years.

"By eliminating this proposed rule, under the pretext of decreasing regulatory burdens, our nation's roadways and rail systems will be less safe," Wisniewski stressed in a letter sent today to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. "I strongly urge the Administration to reverse its decision and return to the proposed rule-making process to ensure public safety on highway and rail systems."

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Eustace Statement on Charlottesville

Asm. Tim Eustace Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D-Bergen/Passaic) issued the following statement in response to recent violence in Charlottesville, Va.:

"Domestic terrorists used hatred and violence in Charlottesville to advance a racist, anti-Semitic agenda. President Trump -- the leader of the birther movement and a decades-long smear campaign against the Central Park Five, a man endorsed by the KKK and the so-called 'alt-right' - has affirmed that agenda. In the aftermath of a hate crime, the president's claim that those who choose to affiliate themselves with Klansmen and neo-Nazis are 'very fine people' further evidences his complete lack of a moral compass. A man who places white nationalists and those who oppose them on equal moral footing is unworthy to lead the free world...."

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McKnight Introduces Legislation to Crack Down on Unscrupulous Landlords of Subsidized Housing

Asw. Angela McKnight Bill Would Stop Taxpayer Dollars from Going to Landlords Who Fail to Maintain Properties

Assemblywoman Angela McKnight has introduced legislation to establish greater government oversight for public housing in New Jersey and place additional requirements on landlords who receive rental subsidies to ensure compliance with housing code regulations.

"Too many residents of New Jersey live in publicly-subsidized, substandard rental housing that fails to meet minimum standards of safety and sanitation," said McKnight (D-Hudson). "The fact that taxpayer dollars go to unscrupulous landlords who are not held accountable for the appalling, virtually unlivable conditions of their properties is an utter disgrace."

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Houghtaling condemns Trumpís response to Charlottesville

Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling joined Congressman Frank Pallone in Long Branch to speak out against the events in Charlottesville and the reaction by President Donald Trump.

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