U.S. Senator from New Jersey. @SFRCdems Chairman. Loving husband to Nadine. Proud father of Alicia & Rob and grandfather of Evangelina, Ofelia, Olivia & Robert.
Sep 11, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
1/5. As a life-long advocate for racial justice, equal rights under the law, and opportunity for all, I will #VoteNoOnKavanaugh and fight back against the Trump Administration’s every effort to turn back on the clock on civil rights. #WhatsAtStake
2/5. Brett Kavanaugh has joined opinions that undermine our fair housing laws and weaken the ability of African Americans and Latino Americans to raise discrimination claims.
Aug 6, 2018 • 12 tweets • 4 min read
Let's just say it - if LeBron James was white, President Trump never would have questioned his intelligence or his charity work. How do I know? Let's check the history...
In the 1970s, Trump was sued for not renting to African Americans at his properties... salon.com/2011/04/28/don…
Jul 31, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Just voted to extend National Flood Insurance Program for 4 months. Don't get me wrong - I'm relieved. If it lapsed, thousands of NJans would lose coverage just as hurricane season begins.
But we really need reform - my #SafeNFIP Act has bipartisan support. It could have passed
NJans deserve a flood insurance program that works.
My #SafeNFIP Act:
-makes premiums more affordable
-reduces future flooding by investing in resiliency
-holds insurance companies accountable
-provides a long-term reauthorization.
Jul 25, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Fmr Secretary Tillerson made it clear that ending TPS for El Salvador & Honduras would have major repercussions, including a likely backlash that weakened our cooperation to combat the drug trade & criminal gangs in Central America.
The State Department was also right in warning that ending these protections would leave TPS beneficiaries and their U.S.-citizen children vulnerable to criminal violence and gang recruitment by MS-13.
On the 170th anniversary of the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls where suffragists proudly proclaimed that "all men AND women are created equal," it's sad we're still striving to achieve that vision. It's why I introduce the Equal Rights Amendment every Congress, and...
...why I proudly voted for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that President Obama signed into law, and continue to work to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to bolster enforcement of our pay discrimination laws so my daughter & granddaughter don't face the same wage gap my mother did