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Senator Edward Durr

Senator Edward Durr

Durr Introduces “Child Protection and Anti-Mutilation Act”

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Senator Ed Durr has introduced legislation to protect children from irreversible treatments and surgeries that would change their sex, prevent or delay puberty, or result in sterilization.

Sen. Ed Durr has introduced legislation to protect children from irreversible treatments and surgeries that would change their sex, prevent or delay puberty, or result in sterilization. (Pixabay)

“Children do not have the maturity to make life-changing medical decisions that cannot be reversed,” said Durr (R-3). “We cannot discount the fact that 10-, 11-, and 12-year-old children are extremely impressionable and can be influenced by adults who may push them to make choices they cannot fully comprehend. We can protect children from unnecessary and permanent harm by delaying these important decisions until they are adults.”

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Durr Calls for Real Relief After Treasury Announces Penny Reduction in Gas Tax

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Senator Ed Durr called for the Murphy administration to support real tax relief for New Jersey families struggling with high gas prices and inflation after the Treasury Department announced a penny reduction in the gas tax.

Sen. Ed Durr called for the Murphy administration to support real tax relief for New Jersey families struggling with high gas prices and inflation after the Treasury Department announced a penny reduction in the gas tax. (Pixabay)

“The Murphy administration is only lowering the gas tax by a penny because that’s what the law requires them to do,” said Durr (R-3). “That might save a family 15 cents a week when they fill their tank. That’s not the kind of savings that will help New Jerseyans struggling with lingering high gas prices and the highest inflation in more than 40 years.”

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Durr Introduces Resolution Memorializing Disabled Man Who Died at Group Home

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Would Designate August 27 of Each Year as Billy Cray Day

An affable young man with developmental disabilities died in his group home bedroom on August 27, 2017, and Senator Ed Durr is determined to ensure his name and his fate are never forgotten.

Sen. Ed Durr introduced a resolution that would designate Aug. 27 of each year as Billy Cray Day, honoring an affable young man with developmental disabilities who died in his group home bedroom in 2017. (SenateNJ.com)

The Senator introduced a resolution that would designate August 27 of each year as Billy Cray Day.

“We cannot allow the mistreatment and tragic loss of William ‘Billy’ Cray to fade from our conscience,” said Durr (R-3). “The injustice Billy endured while in the care of state-licensed group home, the injuries he suffered and the bruises he carried to his grave demand more.”

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Durr Calls on Murphy to Lift all COVID Vaccine Mandates

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Following updated guidance from the CDC, Senator Edward Durr called on Governor Murphy to immediately lift all COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including mandates for health care workers and those who are employed in nursing homes and correctional facilities.

Following updated guidance from the CDC, Sen. Ed Durr called on Gov. Murphy to lift all COVID vaccine mandates, including mandates for health care workers and those who are employed in nursing homes and correctional facilities. (Pixabay)

“Although I am pleased that Governor Murphy finally lifted the unnecessary COVID testing rules for teachers and state workers, more needs to be done,” said Durr (R-3). “To this day, health care workers, corrections officers, and those who work in nursing homes are still required to be vaccinated and boosted. These types of mandates do not provide any measurable benefit and are not even supported by the latest data. There is simply no reason for COVID vaccine mandates to still exist—they should all be abolished immediately.”

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Durr: Despite What NJEA Says, Parents Not “Extremists” for Expressing Concerns About Sex Education Mandates

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Senator Ed Durr responded to an advertisement from the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) that labels parents extremists for expressing concerns about new curriculum and sex education mandates from Trenton.

Sen. Ed Durr responded to an advertisement from the NJEA that labels parents extremists for expressing concerns about new curriculum and sex education mandates from Trenton. (Screen capture from NJEA ad on YouTube)

“Despite what the NJEA says, parents are not extremists for expressing concerns about curriculum mandates or wanting to have a voice in their children’s education,” said Durr (R-3). “It’s another example of the NJEA being out of touch with parents and totally tone deaf to their concerns that sensitive topics such as sex education and gender identity are not appropriate for young kids. Frankly, the NJEA is taking an extreme position by attacking parents instead of listening to them.”

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Durr Blasts NJEA for KGB-Like Effort to Have Teachers Report Parents Who Express Concerns

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Senator Ed Durr blasted the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) for urging teachers to submit reports about parents and community groups that have expressed concerns about school-related matters that involve their children.

Sen. Ed Durr blasted the NJEA for urging teachers to submit reports about parents and community groups that have expressed concerns about school-related matters that involve their children. (NJEA)

“The NJEA is so afraid of parents that they’re resorting to KGB tactics to squash any effort in local communities to challenge the indoctrination of children in our schools,” said Durr (R-3). “If a parent or group of parents express concerns about curriculum, teaching materials, or age-inappropriate books in school libraries, the clear threat is that they’ll be reported to and attacked by the NJEA.”

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Durr: Millions for Planned Parenthood Means Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

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Within the lines of the Democrats’ $50.6 billion budget, state support for Planned Parenthood was doubled to more than $40 million, an increase Senator Ed Durr called “disgraceful.”

Sen. Ed Durr blasted the Administration’s commitment of more than $40 million to Planned Parenthood in the FY2023 budget, saying it will help fund on-demand abortions in the state. (SenateNJ.com)

“It is a sad situation in New Jersey where we have a Governor who is more committed to aborting babies than helping residents struggling to keep their heads above water under his reckless fiscal management,” said Durr (R-3). “While young mothers who carry their babies to term stress over buying formula, paying the rent, and rising taxes, the Murphy Administration has made terminating pregnancies a priority.”

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Durr Says Murphy’s New Gun Restrictions Are “Empty Solutions”

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Senator Ed Durr said new gun restrictions signed into law today by Governor Phil Murphy are empty solutions that will not protect New Jerseyans from violent crime.

Sen. Ed Durr testified against new gun restrictions signed today by Gov. Murphy when the bills were considered by the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee on June 23, 2022. (NJ Senate Republicans/YouTube)

“Not a single one of the new restrictions that Governor Murphy is imposing on law-abiding gun owners today will do anything to protect New Jerseyans from tragic attacks like those in Highland Park, Uvalde, and Buffalo,” said Durr (R-3). “These are empty solutions that will not stop violent criminals who will ignore every new gun law that’s enacted. All these bills will do is put more legal gun owners at risk of being prosecuted for unintentional technical violations of the law.”

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Durr Disappointed by Increased Spending, Underwhelming Tax Relief & Lack of Transparency in Democrats’ Budget

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Senator Ed Durr said he’s disappointed by huge increases in spending and underwhelming tax relief in the Democrats’ state budget along with the utter lack of transparency in the budget process.

Sen. Ed Durr said he’s disappointed by huge increases in spending and underwhelming tax relief in the Democrats’ state budget along with the utter lack of transparency in the budget process. (©iStock)

“I’m very disappointed that Democrats are increasing state spending by 9% when we have a looming recession and sky-high inflation that’s making it hard for families to get by,” said Durr (R-3). “Instead of giving back billions in tax overcollections to the people as Republicans proposed, we’re now learning about the billions in pork projects that Democrats jammed into their bloated $50 billion budget. There’s no way I can support that.”

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Durr Praises SCOTUS Ruling Overturning Roe v. Wade

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Senator Ed Durr issued the following statement praising a decision by the United States Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade:

Sen. Ed Durr praised a decision by the United States Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. (©iStock)

“Today is a wonderful day for the pro-life community and our efforts to save as many lives as possible,” said Durr (R-3). “Unfortunately, Governor Murphy supports allowing abortions up until birth, so we still have much work to do to address this sickening taking of innocent lives here in New Jersey.”

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