Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of NEW JERSEY

Congressman Sires Announced as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere

Jan 15, 2013
Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                           Contact: Erica Daughtrey

January 15, 2013                                                                     201-309-0301

Congressman Sires Announced as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere

(Washington, D.C.)- Today, Congressman Sires was selected by his peers on the House Foreign Affairs Committee to serve as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere for the 113th Congress.  Congressman Sires previously served as a member of the Subcommittee during his entire tenure in the House of Representatives since 2006.

“It is an honor to be selected by my colleagues to serve as the lead Democrat on a Subcommittee that oversees a portion of the world that is not only strategically critical for our foreign agenda, but a part of the world that is deeply personal to me and many of my constituents. 

In my capacity as Ranking Member I look forward to continuing to strengthen relations with both our Canadian and Latin allies to ensure the prosperity of the Hemisphere, as well as work with Chairman Salmon to examine the challenges we face in our backyard, ” expressed Congressman Sires.

The Subcommittee in Western Hemisphere has jurisdiction over issues pertaining to the countries in South America, North America, and the Caribbean.  Other Democrats serving under Congressman Sires on the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere include Congressman Gregory Meeks (NY), Congressman Eni Faleomavaega (AS), Congressman Theodore Deutch (FL), and Congressman Alan Grayson (FL).

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