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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

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Jul 28, 2017 Press Release

(Washington D.C.) – Congressman Sires congratulated the Hoboken Fire Department for       receiving a grant worth $667, 539 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding was awarded by the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program which seeks to increase the number of trained firefighters in communities.

Jul 28, 2017 Washington Review
This week in Washington, legislation I introduced passed the Foreign Affairs Committee. Additionally, I voted to increase sanctions against our adversaries, attended a House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on the continued fight against terrorism, spoke to the next generation of leaders at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) Ready to Lead Next Generation Program, and attended a markup in the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. I also spoke on the importance of affordable housing, and held a number of meetings.
Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman Emeritus of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs made the following statement today after H.R.

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Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement banning transgender men and women from military service:

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Sires voted in favor of legislation to increase and strengthen sanctions against Iran, North Korea, and Russia. H.R. 3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 419 to 3.

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Jul 21, 2017 Washington Review

While in Washington this week, I expressed my concerns about the lack of infrastructure investment at a Highways and Transit Subcommittee Hearing, spent time with American heroes at the Congressional Charity Golf Classic, discussed the importance of engaging with the Caribbean at a Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing, and held a number of meetings.

Jul 14, 2017 Washington Review

This week in Washington, I discussed microfinance and the importance of international diplomacy at a Foreign Affairs Hearing and at a Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing, spoke with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly about President Trump’s immigration reforms, voted on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and held a number of meetings.

Jul 5, 2017 Washington Review

While in Washington last week, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marked up the 21st Century AIRR Act, I questioned UN Ambassador Nikki Haley at a Foreign Affairs Committee Meeting, and held a number of meetings.

Jun 23, 2017 Washington Review

This week in Washington,  the Senate released their proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, I attended a Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee hearing on passenger rail service, and held a number of meetings.

Jun 22, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.)- Congressman Sires released the following statement of opposition on the Senate GOP’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act:

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