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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Press Releases

Jan 19, 2016 Press Release

(Jersey City, N.J.) - "The State of New Jersey has lost a devoted civil servant in the passing of former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Marie L. Garibaldi," Congressman Sires said in a statement. "Justice Garibaldi was the first woman to be appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court. She was also the first woman to serve as President of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Jan 13, 2016 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives voting to pass H.R. 757 the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act 418 to 2:

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Jan 13, 2016 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.)- Today, Congressman Sires released the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union speech before Congress:

Jan 7, 2016 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding the recent raids conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers targeted at Central American families fleeing violence:

Jan 6, 2016 Press Release
US Representatives Nita Lowey (NY-17), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Eliot Engel (NY-16), Albio Sires (NJ-8), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Susan Davis (CA-53), and Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) today sent a letter to President Barack Obama calling for immediate punitive sanctions in response to Iran's recent violation of international law by test-firing medium-range ballistic missiles in October and November 2015. The lawmakers issued the following joint statement:
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Jan 5, 2016 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Sires issued the following statement today after President Obama announced new steps to prevent gun violence:

Jan 4, 2016 Press Release

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), held in Paris, France, concluded on December 12th with a progressive agreement amongst the 195 participating nations to work towards reducing the negative impacts of climate change. The resulting Paris Agreement is a pact to reduce global carbon emissions and to keep global warming to under 2 degrees Celsius.

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Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Sires voted to adopt the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill. This measure funds the government for FY 2016 and was passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 316 to 113.

Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, H.R. 2241, the Global Health Innovation Act, introduced by Congressman Albio Sires, passed the House of Representatives by voice vote.

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Dec 16, 2015 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) -“ Yesterday, H.Res. 536, a resolution condemning attacks on press freedoms in the Western Hemisphere, introduced by Congressman Albio Sires, successfully passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 399 to 2. H. Res. 536 was introduced with bipartisan support, with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) serving as the lead Republican cosponsor.

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