Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of NEW JERSEY

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  • Bayonne High School STEM Academy

    October 23, 2014- Congressman Sires giving remarks at Bayonne High School STEM academy, where they received an award for a successful STEM education program.
  • Opening Ceremony of Martin's Place

    September 16, 2014- Congressman Sires presenting a flag at the opening ceremony of Martin’s Place, the new location of Jersey City’s prisoner re-entry and jobs program.
  • Hudson County Central Labor Council Ed Pulver Scholarship breakfast

    October 25, 2014- Congressman Sires at the Hudson County Central Labor Council Ed Pulver Scholarship breakfast with student scholarship recipients.
  • St. Peter's Prep School

    October 24, 2014- Congressman Sires with students from St. Peter's Prep School in Jersey City.

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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.
Sep 19, 2014 In The News
Jul 28, 2014 In The News

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Sep 25, 2014 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.)- Today, Congressman Sires announced grant awards for Jersey City and Newark through the Department of Justice’s COPS program (CHP) to hire additional police officers to patrol the streets of Jersey City and Newark.  Specifically, $1,875,000 was granted to Jersey City to hire 15 officers and the same amount was allotted to Newark to hire 15 officers as well.

Sep 19, 2014 Washington Review

This week in Washington, I had a series of meetings with constituents, participated in several Committee hearings and markup sessions, attended a Joint Session of Congress to hear from the President of Ukraine, and announced an important transportation and infrastructure grant for the State of New Jersey.

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