Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of NEW JERSEY

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  • Meeting with the Air Line Pilots Association

    June 3, 2015 - Congressman Sires meets with pilots from the Air Line Pilots Association to discuss FAA reauthorization.
  • U.S. Representative of the Year Award

    May 22, 2015 - Congressman Sires accepts the U.S. Representative of the Year Award from the New Jersey Conference of Mayors.
  • Meeting with Dorman Honors College Students

    May 21, 2015 – Congressman Sires meets with students from Dorman Honors College at NJIT in Newark to discuss the relevance of recent legislation to students’ daily lives.
  • USO Event on Capitol Hill

    May 20, 2015 - Congressman Sires assembles snack packs for our troops at a USO event on Capitol Hill.
  • Interview with Cablevision

    May 8, 2015 – Congressman Sires is interviewed by Cablevision for “Meet the Leaders” at Memorial High School in West New York, where he was able to engage with students about government and politics.

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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 1, 2015 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding the Administration’s decision to open an American Embassy in Havana:

Jun 26, 2015 Washington Review

While in Washington this week, I participated in a Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials hearing on Positive Train Control and a Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing on the Colombian negotiations with the FARC.

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