Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of NEW JERSEY

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  • Venezuela Event

    July 10, 2015 – Advocating for improved humanitarian and economic conditions in Venezuela.
  • Student Leaders Visit

    July 15 – Talking with Bank of America’s Student Leaders about how the activities of Congress affect their lives back home in New Jersey.
  • Friend of National Parks Award

    July 15 – Receiving the National Park Conservation Association’s Friend of National Parks Award.
  • NJEA Visit

    July 23, 2015 – Meeting with the New Jersey Education Association to discuss the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization, testing, and education funding.
  • Telemundo 47 Anniversary

    July 23 – Presenting the Congressional Record commemorating the 50th anniversary of Telemundo 47 to their President, Cristina Schwarz.

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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 24, 2015 Washington Review

This week in Washington, I examined issues pertaining to U.S. foreign relations, met with groups who serve the 8th District, and spoke to future leaders.

Jul 16, 2015 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – This week, Congressman Sires voted in favor of several pieces of legislation critical to assisting New Jersey veterans, homeowners, and those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

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Transportation

Improving Mobility, Improving Quality of Life

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Veterans

Serving Those That Served Our Country

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Economy

The issues of Economy and Jobs are important to our district and to my work in Congress.

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