Senator Cory Booker Sits Down with SNJ Today

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Senator Cory Booker stopped by the SNJ Today studios following his visit in Vineland on Wednesday, August 8th, where he took part in a partnership ceremony regarding local veteran health care and Rowan University.

Booker discussed his stance on many of the concerns facing South Jersey, including what the new plan will do for local veterans.

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“So we’ve got some great growth in our veteran services," said Booker. "But this is a leap in the sense that we, partnering with Rowan and our community-based outpatient clinic and to me, this partnership is going to help us provide better services, better quality of care, and it’s going to help develop a pipeline to better serve our veterans in the long run."

He also talked about what the federal government could do to support improvements for South Jersey, including the work that is being done to the New Jersey Transit system.

“Well first of all South Jersey should be outraged, as should North Jersey," said Booker. "Our state should be outraged that we are desperately in need of infrastructure investment and we often don’t get what we need. I’m proud of five years, I’ve gone to great pains to make friendships on the other aisle so we can bring more money back and thankfully more money back for positive train control (PTC)."

"So, folks should understand what that is. PTC helps us to make sure that should things happen that the computers within a train have safety mechanism where human error in the past might have caused death. We’ve seen derailments, we’ve seen things that positive train control, in the last five years, could’ve prevented.”

Watch the full interview with Senator Cory Booker:



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