Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of NEW JERSEY

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  • Ambassador Shen of Taiwan

    April 8, 2014- Congressman Sires with Ambassador Shen of Taiwan.
  • Bergen County Technical Schools

    April 2, 2014 - Congressman Sires with Dr. Howard Lerner, Superintendent of Bergen County Technical Schools and Judy Savage, Executive Director of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools.
  • Union and Hudson County Urban League

    April 2, 2014 - Congressman Sires with members of the Union and Hudson County Urban League to talk about the importance of job training and education programs.
  • Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing

    March 26, 2014- Congressman Sires at the Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on the Geopolitical Potential of the U.S. Energy Boom.

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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.
Apr 7, 2014 In The News
Apr 7, 2014 In The News

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Apr 10, 2014 Washington Review

This week in Washington, I had a series of meetings with my constituents and students from New Jersey, became a cosponsor of several very important pieces of legislation, and reflected on the newly-proposed Ryan budget.

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