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Video: McKeon Opposes Trump EPA Nominee Scott PruittAssembly Judiciary Chairman John McKeon (D-Essex/Morris) on his legislation (AR-211) opposing President Trump's nomination of Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator. The Assembly approved the bill 44-14-6 on Wednesday.
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McKeon, Eustace & Prieto Measure Opposing the EPA Pick, Scott Pruitt, Nomination Passes Assembly(Trenton) - An Assembly resolution Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Timothy Eustace and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto sponsored to express opposition to the nomination of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and urges the Unites States Congress to oppose this nomination was approved by the full Assembly, 43-14-6, on Wednesday.
"With a stated mission to protect the environment and human health, the EPA, since inception, has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people," said McKeon (D-Essex, Morris). "Mr. Pruitt has spent much of his energy as attorney general fighting this very agency he is being nominated to lead, and is a self-pro-claimed 'leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda.' His nomination is a disgrace and affront to the critical work of the EPA."
Assembly Grants Final Approval to Democratic Measure to Expand Fertility Coverage in NJ
Legislation Sponsored by Lampitt, Vainieri Huttle, McKeon, Mukherji, Holley, Caride, DowneyLegislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, John McKeon, Raj Mukherji, Jamel Holley, Marlene Caride, and Joann Downey to increase fertility coverage for New Jersey families received final legislative approval 58-6-3 by the full Assembly on Wednesday.
Under current law, hospital, medical and health service corporations, commercial group insurers and health maintenance organizations are required, in certain circumstances, to provide coverage under group policies for medically necessary expenses incurred in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. However, under the current definition of infertility certain women, such as same sex partners, women without partners, or women with partners who have protected intercourse, are not qualified to receive coverage for these benefits.
Prieto, Lagana, McKeon, Sumter, Benson & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Tackle Opioid Crisis Signed Into Law
Comprehensive Strategy Will Mandate Insurance Coverage, Limit Opioid Prescriptions, Boost Education & Raise AwarenessThe full Assembly on Wednesday granted final legislative approval 64-1-5 to a bipartisan bill sponsored by Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana, John McKeon, Shavonda Sumter, Daniel Benson and Valerie Vainieri Huttle that employs a multi-faceted approach to tackle the continuing opioid crisis in New Jersey from every angle. The bill was promptly sent to Gov. Christie's desk where it was signed into law shortly thereafter.
The legislation (S-3/A-3) employs a comprehensive strategy to address the opioid epidemic, including mandated insurance coverage for substance use disorders, restrictions on the prescription of opioids, patient notification on the dangers of abuse of controlled dangerous substances, and professional education on topics related to prescription opioids.
Video: McKeon on His Bill Requiring Candidates for President and Vice-President to Disclose Federal Income Tax Returns to Appear on NJ BallotAssembly Judiciary Chairman John McKeon (D-Essex/Morris) discusses his legislation (A-4520) to require presidential and vice presidential candidates to submit their income tax returns to run on New Jersey’s ballot. The bill was advanced Monday by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
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McKeon Bill to Replace Costly Paper Poll Books with E-Books at Election Sites Approved by Assembly PanelAn Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assemblyman John McKeon to test the feasibility of replacing expensive paper poll books at voting sites with electronic "books" to save money in the long-term.
"The purpose of this voluntary project is to allow county commissioners of registration to test the feasibility of replacing the paper polling record used at a polling place on election day with an electronic version of that record," said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris). "In the long run, our goal is to reduce costs and improve accessibility by not having to reprint these books every year."
Assembly Panel Advances McKeon, Singleton & Moriarty Bill Requiring Presidential & Vice Presidential Candidates to Disclose Tax Returns in Order to be Placed on NJ BallotAn Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John McKeon, Troy Singleton and Paul Moriarty to restore the tradition of transparency typically honored by presidential candidates by requiring any future presidential and vice presidential candidates to submit their tax returns to the State Division of Elections in order to run on New Jersey's ballot.
"Donald Trump has eschewed at least 40 years of tradition by refusing to release his tax returns, raising an untold number of questions and possible ethical dilemmas," said McKeon (D-Essex/Morris). "Making the returns public would clear up any questions about whether a candidate is indebted to any foreign states or accepting any emoluments from them. This is an issue of national security as well as transparency. If Congress is unwilling to address this, hopefully other states will follow our lead."