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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

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Aug 2, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) –Today, Congressman Sires, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, joined a bipartisan group of members of Congress in urging the Trump Administration to use its authority under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to sanction six individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico for their involvement in corruption and organized crime. Congressman Sires joined Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Eliot Engel (D-NY), Chair Emeritus of the Committee Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Republican Co-Chair of the Central America Caucus David Valadao (R-CA) and Democratic Co-Chair of the Central America Caucus Norma Torres (D-CA) in sending a letter to the Administration urging action.
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Jul 30, 2018 Washington Review

In Washington last week, I managed a resolution on the House Floor condemning the violence in Nicaragua. The House of Representatives passed a bill extending the National Flood Insurance Program and legislation to support palliative care and hospice education centers.

Jul 20, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Ranking Member Albio Sires (NJ-08) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Chairman Paul Cook (CA-08) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Chairman Emeritus Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (NY-17) of the Hous

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Jul 20, 2018 Washington Review

This week, the President met with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki despite ongoing confirmations by the Intelligence Community that Russia has and will likely continue to target American elections. In Washington, I spoke with local business owners at the Indian Business Association and met constituents who work with ACCSES NJ.

Jul 16, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) –Today, Congressman Sires released the following statement condemning President Trump’s closed-door meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin that took place in Finland this morning: 

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Jul 16, 2018 Washington Review

In Washington last week, the President announced his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court and I participated in a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing examining how the United States can advance U.S. interested in the Western Hemisphere.

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Jul 13, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires released the following statement regarding Justice Department’s indictment of 12 Russian intelligence agents as part of the ongoing investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 Presidential election:

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Jul 12, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) –Congressman Sires released the following statement supporting the NATO alliance: 

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Jul 11, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) –Congressman Sires released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court: 

Jun 28, 2018 Washington Review

The action in Washington continued this week as Congress attempted another vote on immigration legislation. Both the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs reviewed numerous pieces of legislation in markups, and I met with delegations from around the world to discuss critical issues that affect our communities.

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