Last week in Washington, I marked up several bills in the Foreign Affairs Committee, attended a Foreign Affairs hearing on the Middle East, and discussed updates on the Balkans at a Europe and Eurasia Subcommittee hearing. I also met with numerous groups this week and cosponsored legislation to restore the National Park System and urge the firing of Scott Pruitt.
(Washington, D.C.) – Reps. Albio Sires (D-NJ), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Michael McCaul (R-TX), and Nita Lowey (D-NY) introduced H. Res. 835 yesterday, a resolution supporting robust bilateral relations with the State of Israel globally and fairness in its treatment in multilateral fora upon seventy years of statehood.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires released the following statement regarding the sham transition of power in Cuba from Raul Castro to Miguel Diaz-Canel:
While in Washington last week, the Republicans introduced a hypocritical amendment to balance the budget which would have devastated the American economy. I also attended a Foreign Affairs Hearing on funding for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a Transportation and Infrastructure markup, and held a number of meetings.
Last week in Washington, the House passed an Omnibus bill for fiscal year (FY) 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned “doors off” helicopter flights, and I held a number of meetings.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding the FAA’s decision to put a stop to “doors-off” helicopter flights:
While in Washington this week, I attended a Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on how Congress may best protect U.S. businesses in the international marketplace, cosponsored a resolution condemning the Russian chemical weapon attack in the U.K., and held a number of meetings.
(Washington, D.C.) – A bipartisan group of six Representatives introduced a resolution today expressing solidarity with the victims of the Russian chemical weapons attack in the United Kingdom and strong support for measures to counter Russian aggression.
(Washington, D.C.)- Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recent comments about public education during a ‘60 Minutes’ interview with Lesley Stahl:
This week in Washington, I questioned Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao on the Administration’s obstructionist attitude towards the Gateway Tunnel project and met with a number of local and international groups to discuss legislative issues.