Kim Blazes into Newark

Today, Congressman Kim joined Reverend Dr. David Jefferson, Senator Cory Booker, and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka at Newark’s Metropolitan Baptist Church to celebrate the announcement of their new community initiatives which will include opening a daycare center, health clinic, workforce building and training area, and a sanctuary to be used as a family community center.

“It was an incredible morning in Newark and I want to thank Metropolitan Baptist Church and Reverend Jefferson for inviting me to attend and participate in their Sunday morning service as we celebrated the announcement of their new initiatives to help their community,” said Kim. “The reason I actually stepped up to run for Congress in 2017 was to protect Obamacare because healthcare should be accessible for all, not only to the select few who can afford skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs. These new services and opportunities will help so many in the Newark community, and I congratulate Metropolitan Baptist Church for making this life-saving help a reality.”

In Congress, Kim worked to introduce and help pass the Capping Drug Costs for Seniors Act, which creates an annual cap of $2,000 for out-of-pocket costs on prescription drugs under Medicare Part D. Kim also voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act which ensures that people with Medicare pay no more than $35 per month for insulin, and lowers the cost of key prescription drugs by allowing Medicare to negotiate directly with pharmaceutical companies on certain treatments.

First elected to Congress in 2018 at the age of 36, three-term Congressman Kim is one of the younger members to serve in Congress and is the first Asian American elected to federal office from New Jersey. If elected to the Senate, Kim would be the 4th youngest Senator, and the first Asian American elected to the Senate from the entire east coast of America. In 2018 and 2020, he defeated two self-funding millionaires in a district carried by former President Trump, and in 2022 Kim defeated his third self-funding millionaire opponent by 12 points.

As a son of immigrants, a graduate from New Jersey public schools, and a young dad, Kim said he represents a new generation of leadership in the Democratic Party and is committed to making sure all voices are heard when making decisions. He, and his wife Kammy, are raising two troublemaking boys down the road from where he grew up.

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