Did you know, that on this day in 1948, Margaret Chase Smith won her election for the Maine Senate seat and became the first woman elected to both chambers of Congress? Margaret had served successfully as a Representative for four terms.
While in Washington this week I attended a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing and held several meetings.
The National Museum of African American History will have its grand opening on September 24. If you are interested in visiting the new museum this fall, tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at https://nmaahc.si.edu/visit/passes or by calling 800-514-3849.
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.
Throughout July, I joined with various colleagues in sending letters to officials expressing our positions on important legislative issues.
In the wake of the Soviets launching the Sputnik satellites, Congress scrambled to organize a civilian led U.S. space program. After much debate as to the organization and authority of this new space program, the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, was signed into law on July 29, 1958, establishing NASA. T. Keith Glennan became NASA’s first administrator.
(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.
These past two weeks in Washington I participated in a number of hearings, held several meetings, and attended an event hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI).
(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding the shooting during a peaceful protest in Dallas, TX:
On the night of the 240th celebration of America’s independence, NASA’s Juno space probe arrived at Jupiter. Nearly five years after being launched from Cape Canaveral in 2011, the exploratory spacecraft completed its 1.7 billion mile journey to Jupiter’s orbit.