Last week in Washington, Congress considered the first appropriations package to fund our nation’s government through fiscal year (FY) 2020. I attended the rededication of the Bayonne Bridge, sent a letter to Secretary Chao about the Gateway Project, and met with a New Jersey family to discuss bus safety legislation.
(Washington, D.C.) – On Friday, Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ) led a letter from the New Jersey Delegation in the House of Representatives to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao regarding infrastructure project grant applications.
This week in Washington, the House of Representatives tackled long standing priorities of the Democratic majority including DACA, disaster relief, and the environment. I met with groups ranging from the Anti-Defamation League to the National Association of Home Builders to align my work with our community’s priorities.
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Sires released the following statement today after reports of a State Department policy being used to deny citizenship for the children of LGBTQ+ families under a discriminatory interpretation of Immigration and Nationality Act (INA):
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires introduced a House Resolution with bipartisan support from Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) promising to continue engagement and support for the people of the Northern Triangle countries in order to address the root causes of migration to the United States.
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Sires released the following statement in response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s public statement today on the Russia investigation and the Mueller report:
Last week in Washington, the House considered remedies to veteran’s services, consumer protection, and retirement savings. I met with community groups focused on youth job training, postal services, and disaster relief in Puerto Rico. I also attended a post office dedication in Belleville and executed my Budget and Foreign Affairs Committee duties.
(Washington, D.C.) – On Monday, Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ) and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) led a letter of New Jersey and New York members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee to the House Appropriations Committee.
(Washington, DC) – “Think about the last time you went somewhere. Odds are you used roads, bridges, or tunnels to get where you wanted to go. Now think about the state of those roads, bridges, and tunnels. Think about the potholes you hit, the bridge closures you had to avoid, the delays you sat through in tunnels because of track malfunctions.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has been awarded federal financial assistance through the Access and Mobility Partnership Grants Program.