Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of NEW JERSEY

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  • New Jersey Education Association

    July 25, 2014- Congressman Sires with local educators from the New Jersey Education Association to discuss their role in New Jersey to improve the quality of education in our public schools.
  • Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing

    July 29, 2014- Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing to assess the evolving crisis in Ukraine in light of the recent shoot down of Malaysian Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine.
  • Yris Tamara Perez Aguilera

    July 29, 2014- Congressman Sires meeting with Yris Tamara Perez Aguilera, a Cuban activist, human rights champion and leader of the Rosa Parks Women’s Movement for Civil Rights.
  • Monarch Housing Associates

    July 31, 2014- Congressman Sires with Monarch Housing Associates to discuss top housing priorities throughout New Jersey.

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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 18, 2014 Washington Review

This week in Washington, I had a series of meetings with constituents, participated in several Committee and Subcommittee hearings, spoke on the Floor of the House, and voted on key legislation.

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