This week, I had the honor to be sworn into office to represent the 8th District of New Jersey in the 115th Congress. It has been a privilege serving the people of New Jersey and advocating for my constituents. I remain committed to the priorities of the residents of the 8th District, and I look forward to serving you over the next two years.
(Washington, D.C.)- Congressman Sires issued the following statement on Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Sires was sworn into the 115th Congress by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Shortly after 12:00 p.m., Congressman Sires and the entire membership of the House of Representatives stood and took the oath of office.
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) sent a letter to Secretary Kerry, along with several other Members, urging the Administration to condemn the continued persecution of Coptic Christians and work with the Egyptian government to protect religious minorities in Egypt.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement on the bombing in Cairo, Egypt that targeted Coptic Christians.
On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks was riding an Alabama bus home from her job as a seamstress at a department store when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger. Her arrest triggered a boycott of the Montgomery bus system for the next 381 days, eventually leading to the 1956 Supreme Court decision banning segregation on public transportation.
Washington D.C.--- Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement on the passing of Fidel Castro, the dictator who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century.