Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon to a top White House position:
Did you know, that on this date in 1916, Jeanette Rankin became the first woman elected to U.S. Congress? She was elected as the Republican Representative from Montana and served two terms, in 1917-1919 and 1941-1943. Rankin was a well-known suffragist and pacifist who ran on a platform of working towards a constitutional woman suffrage amendment and social welfare issues.
(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding the New Jersey Transit train crash at Hoboken Terminal:
Over the last two weeks in Washington, I held a number of meetings, attended a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing, and participated in a markup of legislation.
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa and Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, made the following statement after H.R. 5708 – the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2016 – was approved by unanimous consent in the U.S.
(Elizabeth, N.J.) – Today, Rep. Albio Sires (NJ-08) and Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage announced a constituent service event for veterans that will be held on October 6, 2016 at the Stephen Sampson Senior Center in Elizabeth.
(Bayonne, N.J.) – Today, Reps. Albio Sires (NJ-08) and Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) along with Bayonne Mayor James Davis announced a Veterans Claim Clinic for veterans that will be held on October 5, 2016 at the Catholic War Veterans Post 1612 in Bayonne.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere passed H.Res. 851, Expressing profound concern about the ongoing political, economic, social, and humanitarian crises in Venezuela, as amended, and H.R. 5708, the Nicaragua Investment Conditionality Act of 2016, as amended.
The Bayonne VA Claims Clinic will be hosted on Wednesday, October 5th from 9:30 AM to 5 PM at the Catholic War Veterans Post 1612. Veterans interested in meeting with a VA representative to discuss benefits, claims, compensation, or entitlements can contact 202-225-7919 to schedule an appointment.
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.