On Tuesday, January 11, 2021, business under the golden dome in Trenton went on like any other day.  On this day, a bill was on the Senate floor for a vote. The bill in question was simple: A condemnation of the President and the rioters who stormed the capitol, looted the people’s house and left Capitol Police Officer Sicknick bludgeoned to death. A law enforcement officer lay dead on the capitol while the hordes of criminals spilled into the building, ransacking our Capitol building and our democracy.

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Assembly passes diversity and inclusion bill. Heads to Gov. Murphy for approval

The New Jersey Assembly approved a bill that requires schools to include diversity and inclusion learning for kindergarten through 12th grade starting with the 2021-2022 school year. 

Bill A4454 is headed to Gov. Phil Murphy to sign. If he signs it, school districts will need to incorporate lessons that highlight and promote economic diversity equity, inclusion, tolerance and belonging in connection with gender and sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, disabilities, religious tolerance and unconscious bias. 

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Rep. Sherrill Leads Members in Requesting Investigation Into Suspicious Activity in Capitol Complex on January 5, 2021

Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today led over 30 Members of Congress in requesting an investigation from the Acting House Sergeant at Arms, Acting Senate Sergeant at Arms, and United States Capitol Police into the suspicious behavior and access given to visitors to the Capitol Complex on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - the day before the attacks on the Capitol.

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Congress certifies Biden’s win after day of chaos and violence

A beleaguered Congress finalized President-elect Joe Biden's victory early Thursday morning, capping a day of riots that turned deadly and briefly ground the nation's most powerful institutions to a standstill.

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Gottheimer Statement on Capitol Insurgence

"Today, we saw a violent mob attack and occupy the United States Capitol. They did not come to peacefully exercise their right to freedom of speech and assembly. They used improvised explosives, smashed windows, broke down doors, violently fought against, and injured, our law enforcement officers, and tore down the American flag. All of this was done in an attempt to overturn an election and those involved in today's attacks should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Their attempt to obstruct democracy was foiled.

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Democrats to take Senate as Ossoff wins runoff

Ossoff's victory and that of fellow Georgia Democrat the Rev. Raphael Warnock flip the Senate, giving President-elect Joe Biden the power to potentially enact sweeping, liberal legislation and push through Cabinet nominations without Republican support. The Senate's party split will be 50-50 with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris breaking tie votes.

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