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Craig Coughlin
Craig J. Coughlin
19th Legislative District
Majority Leader
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

20 May: Assembly Committee Hears Testimony on Contracting Disparities Among Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

(TRENTON) – The Assembly Community Development and Women’s Affairs Committee heard testimony last week from invited guests on disparities that…

17 May: Assembly Committee Advances Legislation to Strengthen Oversight of New Jersey’s Addiction Recovery Industry

Bill Package Aims to Stop Abuse & Corrupt Practices Spotlighted in State Commission of Investigation Report (TRENTON) – A package of…

16 May: Assembly Health Committee Approves Legislation to Tackle Underage Smoking and Vaping

Assembly Democrats sponsor legislation aimed at keeping New Jersey youth away from these harmful actions (TRENTON) – The Assembly Health…

15 May: Bill Aiming to End Traffic-Related Deaths Advances

Legislation sponsored by Assemblymembers Karabinchak, Allen and Carter would establish the “New Jersey Target Zero Commission” to study traffic safety…

08 May: Assembly Education Committee Advances Legislation That Would Establish Online Applications for School Meals Programs

Wimberly-, Reynolds-Jackson-, and Karabinchak-Sponsored Bill Seeks to Streamline Access to Nutritious Meals for Students  (TRENTON) – Aiming to reduce the…

07 May: Bill Creating Doula Public Awareness Campaign Clears Assembly Committee

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats aims to promote the benefits doulas can bring to the birthing process (TRENTON) — Legislation that would…


18 Mar: General Assembly Passes Resolution Condemning Recent Alabama Court Decision

AR122 reaffirms New Jersey’s commitment to reproductive freedoms (TRENTON) — On the heels of its Women’s History Month celebration, the General Assembly…

11 Mar: Speaker Coughlin Discusses Impact of Housing Bill on Domestic Violence Survivors

Speaker Craig J. Coughlin sat down with domestic violence advocates to discuss the impact of our housing bill, which we…

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….

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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