Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of NEW JERSEY

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  • Papal Address

    September 24, 2015 - Attending Pope Francis's historic address to a joint session of Congress.
  • Joint Hearing

    September 10, 2015 - Attending a Joint Hearing of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee and the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific to discuss China’s advance in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • AIPAC Meeting

    September 9, 2015 - Discussing the Iran nuclear deal with members of AIPAC.
  • Parliamentarians Visit

    September 9, 2015 - Meeting with parliamentarians from Colombia, Panama and El Salvador to discuss the security of their citizens and growing their nations’ economies.
  • Friend of National Parks Award

    July 15, 2015 – Receiving the National Park Conservation Association’s Friend of National Parks Award.

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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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Oct 5, 2015 Washington Review

Representing the 8th District in Washington last week, I completed Foreign Affairs Committee work, met with several constituent groups, and cast important votes.   

Oct 2, 2015 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Sires released the following statement regarding yesterday’s school shooting in Roseburg, Oregon:

“I am deeply saddened to once again offer my condolences to the families and friends who lost loved ones in yesterday’s tragic shooting in Roseburg, Oregon at Umpqua Community College.

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