Sumter on Supreme Court Upholding the Affordable Healthcare Act Subsidies

June 26, 2015

(Paterson, NJ) – Assembly Majority Conference Leader Shavonda E. Sumter (D-Bergen, Passaic) issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s Affordable Healthcare Act ruling:

“The decision to uphold the Affordable Healthcare Act is a vote for the people. Healthcare is not a privilege for only a few but for all Americans.

“There are over 200,000 New Jersey families that rely on the Affordable Healthcare Act and its subsidies whom would otherwise be unable to afford the rising costs of health insurance. There are over 10 million Americans that benefit from this ruling. This a good day for America and a sign that we as a country are making strides toward sustaining affordable healthcare.”

Assemblywoman Sumter’s Statement on the Supreme Court Pension Ruling

June 9, 2015

(Paterson, NJ) – Assembly Majority Conference Leader Shavonda Sumter (D-Bergen, Passaic) issued the following statement regarding the court’s pension ruling:

“It is unfortunate that the trust of New Jersey’s hardworking public workers continues to be shattered by the perpetual avoidance of this administration to fulfill its promise to fully fund the pension system.

“Democrats have worked hard to meet pension requirements set forth under the law. We will continue to do what is right by New Jersey’s public workers, taxpayers and the state’s economic future.

“We cannot afford any further dawdling on pension payments. In the coming months I hope to see a real effort on behalf of the Governor to meet the pensions requirements fully.”