Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of NEW JERSEY

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  • Congressman Sires presents Purple Heart medal

    January 19, 2015 – Congressman Sires obtains and presents replacement Purple Heart medal to Elizabeth resident and World War II veteran George Cygan.
  • Elizabeth Train Station Redesign Unveiling

    January 12, 2015 – Congressman Sires gives remarks at the unveiling of the design of the new NJ Transit Elizabeth Train station.
  • PATH Train Service Press Conference

    January 5, 2015 – Congressman Sires calls on the Port Authority to withdraw a proposal to eliminate overnight PATH services.
  • Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on ISIS

    December 10, 2014 – Congressman Sires asks questions at Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on countering ISIS.
  • Congressman Sires meets with the President of the Inter-American Foundation

    December 2, 2014 – Congressman Sires meets with the President of the Inter-American Foundation to discuss their grassroots development programs in the Western Hemisphere.

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Feb 27, 2014 Floor Statement
Raising the minimum wage is a critical step in closing the opportunity gap and building an economy that works for everyone. Yesterday, I joined my Democratic colleagues in filing a discharge petition for an immediate vote on H.R. 1010 to raise the minimum wage to $10.10, generating economic activity, creating jobs, and growing the middle class.
Jan 9, 2014 Floor Statement
(Mr./Madam) Speaker, I rise today to express my serious concern about the expiration of the federal unemployment insurance program for more than 1.3 million Americans, including more than 90,000 hard working people in New Jersey. At a time when so many Americans are still struggling to recover from one of the greatest periods of economic downturn in our nation’s history, it is unconscionable to me that Congress would fail to stand behind those who need our support the most right now.

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Jan 23, 2015 Washington Review

This week in New Jersey, I presented a replacement Purple Heart award to one of my constituents, and in Washington, reflected on the President’s State of the Union address, voted on several critical bills, and was renamed to several Subcommittees in the 114th Congress.

Jan 22, 2015 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Sires voted to oppose legislation that would place restrictions on how women with private health insurance can spend their own money when purchasing health insurance.  While Congressman Sires voted against the legislation, H.R.

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