Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of NEW JERSEY

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  • Foreign Affairs Joint Subcommittee Hearing

    March 18, 2015 - Congressman Sires discusses the influence of Iran and Hezbollah in the Western Hemisphere at a Foreign Affairs Joint Subcommittee hearing.
  • Transportation & Infrastructure Hearing

    March 17, 2015 - Congressman Sires discusses the reauthorization of federal surface transportation programs at a Transportation Committee hearing.
  • Jason Collins & SFIA Visit

    March 4, 2015 – Congressman Sires discusses the importance of promoting exercise and healthy activities for school children with Jason Collins and members of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association today in Washington.
  • Army Corps of Engineers Visit

    March 3, 2015 – Congressman Sires meets with Army Corps of Engineers Colonel Paul E. Owen to discuss ongoing Corps projects in the 8th District and he Administration’s 2016 Civil Works budget.
  • Press Conference on Hudson River Helicopter Tours

    February 18, 2015 – Congressman Sires joins Senator Menendez, Rep. Nadler, along with N.J. state, county, and local officials to announce the latest effort to end the proliferation of helicopter traffic over the Hudson River.

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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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Mar 27, 2015 Washington Review

This week in Washington, I participated in a Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing, attended a Joint Session of Congress, met with a foreign ambassador, discussed important topics with several constituent groups, and voted on important pieces of legislation.

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, Congressman Sires voted against the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Republican Budget Resolution (H.Con.Res. 27) submitted by Representative Tom Price (R-GA) because of its misplaced priorities.  The Republican budget ends the Medicare guarantee, repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and guts investments in education and infrastructure.

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Transportation

Improving Mobility, Improving Quality of Life

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Veterans

Serving Those That Served Our Country

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Economy

The issues of Economy and Jobs are important to our district and to my work in Congress.

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