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White House Budget Has No Gateway Tunnel Funding—Booker Suggests Naming The Tunnel For Trump

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President Trump’s 2020 budget has no funding for the Gateway Tunnel and Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Rosen said New York and New Jersey should pay for the tunnel, according to AMNY:

“Those transit projects are local responsibilities, and elected officials from New York and New Jersey are the ones accountable for them,” said U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen on Monday, during a budget briefing call with reporters.

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker responded by suggesting that the tunnel be named after Trump, according to the NY DailyNews: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Cory Booker just took another step toward a run for president

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, criticized for campaign contributions from Wall Street and the drug industry, has sworn off corporate political action committee donations as he ponders whether to seek a run for the White House. Booker, D-N.J., made the announcement in a Twitter post. He joined three other potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, U.S.… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Cory Booker raises 2020 profile with incendiary rhetoric

Senator Cory Booker

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary is shaping up as a rhetorical race to the far left, and Sen. Cory A. Booker is making his bid for front-runner status with some of the most incendiary jabs to date. The New Jersey Democrat has accused Republicans of “treasonous” behavior for releasing an intelligence memo and staged a scolding… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, New Jersey | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Government shutdown ends. Booker and Menendez vote to keep it closed

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans and Democrats reached a deal Monday to reopen the government, with an end to the three-day shutdown expected by the end of the day. Most Senate Democrats agreed to fund the government through Feb. 8 after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., agreed to bring a separate bill allowing unauthorized immigrants brought… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

OPINION: SENATE VOTE NEXT LOGICAL STEP IN OBAMACARE REPEAL

By Laurie Ehlbeck

Obamacare has been, to put it mildly, burdensome for small businesses in New Jersey. Soon, the Senate will have a chance to do something about it.

Year after year, when the National Federation of Independent Business surveys its members, they say their number one priority is healthcare, but the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has made things more difficult for them. Its onerous taxes and mandates have increased costs and reduced choices.

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Posted: June 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, New Jersey, ObamaCare, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Booker: ‘I have deep concern about the future of our country’

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker said Sunday that “people are so fearful” in the wake of Tuesday’s election and expressed “deep concern” about America’s future. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Booker (D-N.J.) decried the tone of the just-concluded campaign run by President-elect Donald Trump, who received enough electoral votes to become U.S. chief executive… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Booker, Menendez blast U.S. proposal to allow oil drilling off Atlantic coast

assetContentWASHINGTON — The U.S. Interior Department today proposed opening part of the Atlantic coast to oil and gas drilling, a move that immediately drew criticism from Sens. Robert Menendez and Cory Booker. The two Democratic senators joined Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6th Dist.), the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, in asking President Obama… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, Environment, Frank Pallone | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Booker, Menendez blast U.S. proposal to allow oil drilling off Atlantic coast

Federal grant to help displaced Atlantic City casino employees

historic-atlantic-city-ss-008_596x334PHILADELPHIA — New Jersey has landed a $29.4 million federal grant to help displaced Atlantic City casino workers impacted by recent closings, officials announced Tuesday. The award from the National Emergency Grant through the U.S. Department of Labor will be used for training programs to help affected workers learn skills for jobs in new fields. Atlantic… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, Frank LoBiondo | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »