Last week in Washington, I spoke out against the Administration’s decision to open U.S. shores for drilling, cosponsored legislation to raise wages for federal employees, sent letters regarding property taxes and the National Flood Insurance Program, and attended a meeting and two Foreign Affairs Committee hearings.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement on President Trump’s referral to Haiti, El Salvador, and countries in Africa as ‘shithole’ countries:
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Sires issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for almost 200,000 Salvadorans:
“I am deeply saddened to hear about the death of Governor Brendan Byrne who passed away earlier today,” said Sires. “The residents of New Jersey and the Byrne family have lost a beloved patriarch. My sympathies go out to his wife, Ruthie, and the entire Byrne family.
As the new year begins, the growing unfinished business that remains is a pressing reminder of the work yet to be done when Congress returns to begin the second session of the 115th Congress on January 8th. Over the year, I have received almost 44,000 calls, letters, faxes and emails from constituents to voice your opinions on issues that have the greatest impact on the 8th District of New Jer
As the year came to a close, this week in Washington my Republican colleagues focused on passing misguided policies on tax reform and government funding.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires voted against the Conference Report on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 227-203.
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Sires issued the following statement in support of a clean vote on the bipartisan Dream Act which would create a pathway to citizenship for thousands of Dreamers:
This week in Washington, I met with Dreamers to discuss the importance of passing the Dream Act, cosponsored a resolution calling for Congress to investigate sexual misconduct allegations against the President, and sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai asking him to remove the net neutrality vote from the agenda. I also sent two letters to leadership expressing my grave concerns about devasta
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Sires issued the following statement in response to FCC Chairman Pai’s proposal to repeal net neutrality rules: