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Assembly Democrats Bill Requiring NJ to Uphold Paris Climate Agreement Signed into Law

Mukherji, Zwicker, Vainieri Huttle, Eustace, Downey, Kennedy & Pinkin Legislation will Join NJ with Three other States in Opposition to Trump Decision
(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Raj Mukherji, Andrew Zwicker, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Tim Eustace, Joann Downey, James Kennedy and Nancy Pinkin requiring New Jersey to take part in the U.S. Climate Alliance to uphold the Paris Climate Accord and the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement was signed into law on Wednesday.

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Jasey Applauds Appointment of Higher Education Secretary

Assembly Chair of Higher Education Congratulates Zakiya Smith Ellis
(TRENTON) - Assembly Higher Education Chair Mila Jasey on Wednesday released the following statement on the appointment of Zakiya Smith Ellis as Higher Education Secretary:
"I extend my warmest congratulations to Ms. Ellis on her appointment to Secretary of Higher Education.

"The members of the Assembly Higher Education committee and I look forward to working with her to achieve affordability, accessibility and accountability in our state's colleges and universities.
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Sumter: Today We Strengthen Families

Remarks on the Governor's Signing of Women's Healthcare Funding Bills
(TRENTON) - Assembly Majority Conference Leader Shavonda E. Sumter (D- Bergen, Passaic) released the following statement on the signing of bills restoring women's healthcare funding:
"Today, we strengthen families by enabling women to take the best care of themselves.
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Pintor Marin, Lagana, Jasey, Mukherji & Downey Bill to Expand Medicaid Coverage Signed into Law

New Law Expands Medicaid Coverage of Family Planning Services
(TRENTON) - Legislation, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Eliana Pintor Marin, Joseph Lagana, Mila Jasey, Raj Mukherji and Joann Downey, to expand Medicaid coverage of family planning services was signed into law on Wednesday at a special signing ceremony held at the War Memorial in Trenton.

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Benson: Mercer, Middlesex to Receive Critical Transportation Funding Grants for Local Projects

Nine Towns in Mercer, Middlesex Counties to Receive Over $5 million in Grants (HAMILTON) - Assemblyman Daniel Benson, who is chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, announced Tuesday nine towns in Mercer and Middlesex counties will receive over $5 million in state aid for much-needed road and other transportation improvement projects.

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Speaker Coughlin: 'We Always Stand Strong for Women and their Families'

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) on Wednesday released the following statement after Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (A-1656 and A-2134) that passed the Assembly on Feb. 15 to fund women's health care in New Jersey:

"Ensuring access to quality health care for women and their families is compassionate, but also smart. A healthier New Jersey is a more affordable New Jersey, and that concept is more important now than ever before. The health care of women and children has been put at risk across the county, but in New Jersey we've made clear that access to healthcare is a right, not a privilege..."

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Assembly Democratic Bill to Restore Funding for Women's Health Care Signed into Law

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Vince Mazzeo, Joann Downey, Gabriela Mosquera, Pamela Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Angelica Jimenez, Eliana Pintor Marin, and Shavonda Sumter to restore state funding for family planning centers was signed into law on Wednesday.

"The health and well-being of women and children in New Jersey was facing threats from every angle for the past eight years - from Gov. Christie's assault on women's health centers to the uncertainty of the Affordable Care Act and the recent lapse in funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program," said Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). "Consequently, we made this legislation one of our first priorities for the new legislative session, now having a governor who was willing to sign it. It's incumbent upon us to step up to the plate at the state level to ensure that access to vital preventive healthcare services like mammograms, cancer screenings, and prenatal care is a right, not a privilege."

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Greenwald Praises Gov. Murphy for Restoring Funding for Women's Health Care

Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) on Wednesday issued the following statement praising Governor Murphy for signing a pair of Democratic bills that will restore healthcare funding for women and children in New Jersey:

"Families in New Jersey have waited eight long years for this.

"Thank you Gov. Murphy for delivering on this promise

"For eight years, we tried to get this funding restored only to see it blocked each and every time by the former governor. We never let up because we understood that access to reproductive health care and family planning services was not only morally right, but fiscally smart. This will ensure that women and children, who lack health insurance or are underinsured, will have access to preventative care so they don't end up in emergency rooms with more serious illnesses that end up costing taxpayers more in the long run…"

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Downey, Murphy & Houghtaling Bill to Raise Awareness of the Need for Socks for the Homeless Signed Into Law

A joint resolution sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Carol Murphy, and Eric Houghtaling to raise public awareness of homelessness and need for socks among the homeless was signed into law on Wednesday.

“Unprotected feet, especially during the winter months, could lead to serious health problems,” said Downey (D-Monmouth). “and, more often than not, the homeless do not have the means to seek treatment.”

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Asw. Joann Downey on Restoring Funding for Women's Health Care

Speaker Coughlin joins Gov. Murphy to Discuss School Security in New Jersey



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