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Craig Coughlin
Craig J. Coughlin
19th Legislative District
Majority Leader
Lou Greenwald
Louis D. Greenwald
6th Legislative District

Majority Conference Leader

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Annette Quijano
20th Legislative District
Budget Chair
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Eliana Pintor Marin
29th Legislative District
Speaker Pro Tempore
Benjie Wimberly
Benjie E. Wimberly
35th Legislative District
Policy Chair
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Gary S. Schaer
36th Legislative District
Majority Whip
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Carol Murphy
7th Legislative District
Constituent Outreach Chair
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Verlina Reynolds-Jackson
15th Legislative District
Appropriations Chair
Lisa Swain
Lisa Swain
38th Legislative District

23 Feb: Bill Barring Higher Education Institutions from Inquiring about Applicant’s Criminal History Clears Assembly Committee

TRENTON (February 23, 2024) – Legislation prohibiting colleges and universities from using admissions applications that inquire about an applicant’s criminal…

23 Feb: Assembly Committee Advances Legislation Helping Victims Conceal Personal Information from Abusers

TRENTON (February 23, 2024) – The Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee on Thursday advanced bill A378, which aims to…

22 Feb: Assembly Housing Committee Clears Bill to Expand Homeownership Program for First-Time & First-Generation Homebuyers

(TRENTON) – Legislation advanced by the Assembly Housing Committee today would offer benefits to prospective first-time and first-generation homeowners. Bill…

12 Feb: New Jersey General Assembly Approves Legislation to Expand Access to State’s Family Leave Act

700,000 workers are now one step closer to obtaining job protection to care for a sick relative or newborn child…

12 Feb: Assembly Approves Legislation to Expand Affordable Housing in New Jersey

Package of Bills Received Widespread Support from Advocates The New Jersey General Assembly today advanced six bills to support affordable…

05 Feb: Legislation to Waive Tuition Fees for Apprenticeship Courses in New Jersey Clears Assembly Committee

Legislation designed to alleviate the burden of tuition costs for apprenticeships and enhance access to career-building opportunities cleared the Assembly…


05 Jan: Bill A3837 Advances from committee requiring State government entities provide vital documents and translation services in certain common non-English languages

Almost a third of New Jersey residents aged five and up speak a language other than English. Bill A3837, advanced…

30 Nov: Speaker Craig J. Coughlin testifying in support of bill A5166, which would expand family leave

“No one in New Jersey should have to decide between caring for an ill family member and maintaining their employment….

27 Oct: The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) : NJ Laws Addressing Auto Theft

Assembly Democrats are committed to keeping our families and communities secure. Recent legislation strengthens the criminal penalties associated with auto…

25 Oct: Defending New Jersey’s Concealed Carry Law

We’re taking on the NRA in court today as we defend New Jersey’s concealed carry law. Our goal is to…

Major Policies and Issues


Over the past legislative session, the caucus has worked to address the most pressing issues facing our school communities. From keeping students safe to ensuring our schools have the faculty, staff, and funding needed to deliver a top-notch education.


First and foremost, we are committed to ensuring that access to reproductive health care services remains legal, safe and accessible here in New Jersey.


Our goal is to continue leading the nation on fair and robust common-sense gun safety laws. We took decisive action and established a framework to keep dangerous weapons out of places like hospitals, daycare centers, and places where alcohol is being served.

Combating Food Insecurity

With over 1 million residents struggling to put food on the table – an issue exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic – the Assembly will continue to address food insecurity on behalf of NJ families. 

Making NJ More Affordable

“Life in New Jersey is expensive, and we need to figure out how to make it more affordable again.” – Speaker Craig J. Coughlin

Supporting Small Businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of our communities. Bolstering their resiliency and promoting their success after recent economic hardships will be an ongoing priority for the Assembly Democrats.


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