Priorities

Gun violence is increasing. While I support the 2nd amendment, I support protecting our children more.  That is why I believe we must ban assault weapons and bump stocks, expand background checks and provide ATF with the 21st century equipment…

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Our district is home to almost 43,000 veterans, and to active duty service members in the Air National Guard and the US Coast Guard. These men and women deserve our honor and respect for their sacrifice and that of their families. But…

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Republican policies have consistently disadvantaged working families and eroded the middle class—once the shining example for people everywhere. In 2015, New Jersey was dead last in economic growth. While most of the region saw median incomes rise, in New Jersey we were stagnant….

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I spent over 30 years in the classrooms of our public schools.  Thirty years, two Masters’ degrees and five teaching certifications later, I’m very concerned about the direction of American education.  The Department of Education needs to go back to…

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Our district is home to over 2,400 farms, working more than 235,000 acres. We produce almost $500 million in agricultural products sold – first in New Jersey. And these farmers deserve our support for both the current and the next generation. We…

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Without clean air to breathe and clean water to drink, and without security from catastrophic floods, storms and drought, all the other issues we face start to lose their significance. As a largely coastal district, many of our local economies are based…

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Our country was founded on specific freedoms that cannot be altered by personal beliefs. Our constitutional rights are inviolable and apply equally to all of us regardless of gender, race, religion, national origin, or who we love. I will work hard to:…

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Every American deserves quality, affordable healthcare, but Republican efforts would strip care from millions of Americans, raise premiums, and reduce accessibility to coverage. When my husband, Willie, battled cancer, I was so grateful that he had access to quality healthcare. In his final…

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