May 6, 2019: Booker released a gun regulation platform, calling for a national licensing program and removing legal immunity for gun manufacturers. Booker’s plan would also ban firearms he called assault weapons, institute microstamping technology on semi-automatic handguns, and bar individuals convicted of abuse from purchasing a firearm.
May 5, 2019: In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Booker discussed the unemployment rate and his support for Medicare for All.
May 2, 2019: With 22 Democrats in the race and more likely to come, candidates are looking to secure their spot in the first debates by meeting both the polling and fundraising thresholds set by the Democratic National Committee. Booker announced he needed 1,592 additional donors in a fundraising email, while Castro said he needed 2,000 more. The DNC was scheduled to certify the qualifying candidates 14 days before the debate.
April 30, 2019: Booker reintroduced the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act, which would require a bond hearing for all detained immigrants.
April 29, 2019: Booker discussed criminal justice as a central issue of his campaign during an interview on PBS NewsHour.