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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Press Releases

Aug 17, 2016 Press Release

NEWARK, N.J. – Congressman Albio Sires and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced that North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue is receiving $6 million in federal funding to hire full-time firefighters and help strengthen the department's ability to effectively respond to local fire emergencies, protect high-risk populations and decrease firefighter injuries.

Jul 22, 2016 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Rep. Albio Sires announced over $745,000 in federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funding for North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue. 

Jul 8, 2016 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding the shooting during a peaceful protest in Dallas, TX:

Jun 30, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding the Financial Action Task Force’s decision to suspend its countermeasures against Iran for 12 months:

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Jun 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement condemning the terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Jun 23, 2016 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s split decision on President Obama’s executive actions to expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program:

Jun 22, 2016 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.)- Congressman Sires and Congressman Payne, Jr. sent a letter signed by 14 additional Members of Congress to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy urging greater federal attention to address poor air quality issues caused by air pollution from ports and other components of the freight transportation system.

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Jun 22, 2016 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, in the wake of the of the deadliest mass shooting in American history, Congressman Sires joined House Democrats’ sit-in on the House Floor to demand that House Republicans bring commonsense, bipartisan legislation addressing gun violence to a vote.               

Jun 20, 2016 Press Release
Democratic-led filibuster successful in forcing votes on measures to close terror gap, expand background checks

(Newark, N.J.)– As the nation continues to grieve in the wake of last week’s deadly terror attack in Orlando, today U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez (both D-NJ) led a rally in Downtown Newark with Congressmen Albio Sires (D-NJ-08) and Donald Payne, Jr.

Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s shooting in Orlando, FL:

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