Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of NEW JERSEY

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  • NYLC Visit

    July 9, 2015 – Meeting Belleville student, Leticia Orgueira, a participant in this summer’s National Young Leaders Conference in DC.
  • NJ SEED Visit

    June 16, 2015 – Brainstorming with New Jersey business leaders and members of NJ SEED about enhancing job growth and energy efficiency in New Jersey.
  • Memorial High School Students Visit

    June 10, 2015 – Spending the morning with students from West New York Memorial High School as part of their Student Lens project.
  • Elizabeth YWCA Visit

    June 4, 2015 – Examining current efforts that support victims of domestic violence with YWCA’s Elizabeth branch.
  • Jersey City Letter Carriers Visit

    May 21, 2015 – Hearing from members of the Jersey City Letter Carriers Association about returning to 2012 delivery standards.

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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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Jul 24, 2015 Washington Review

This week in Washington, I examined issues pertaining to U.S. foreign relations, met with groups who serve the 8th District, and spoke to future leaders.

Jul 16, 2015 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – This week, Congressman Sires voted in favor of several pieces of legislation critical to assisting New Jersey veterans, homeowners, and those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

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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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