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Our District

Several internationally recognizable landmarks reside in the 8th District. The Statue of Liberty, seen from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, is one of the district's most striking features, standing near Ellis Island where millions of immigrants first came to America in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. The Port Newark-Elizabeth is another notable landmark in the district, as it is the busiest and leading container port in the Northeast. Newark International Airport, also located in the district, is an economic pillar of the area.

One of the most prolific cities of the district is Jersey City that is experiencing exponential financial and developmental growth every year. Other municipalities in Hudson County that are in the 8th District include Hoboken, West New York, Guttenberg, Weehawken, Harrison, East Newark, Bayonne, North Bergen and Kearny. Congressman Sires also represents Belleville and parts of Newark in Essex County, Elizabeth in Union County, and Fairview in Bergen County.

If you are interested in browsing district-specific population statistics, you can look up Census data for the 8th District.

8th District Counties

8th District Cities

Direct Assistance for the 8th District

While I am proud of the work that I have accomplished on issues at a national level, I am particularly pleased with the direct assistance that I have been able to provide to my constituents in the 8th District.  For example, the District has received funding through the following programs: