(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration, and International Economic Policy, released the following statement after leading a bipartisan Congressional Delegat
(Washington, D.C.) – Last night, Congressmen Albio Sires (NJ-08) voted in favor of passing the portion of the budget reconciliation bill under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Last week, I attended a resources event in Elizabeth with Mayor Chris Bollwage to speak with residents impacted by Tropical Storm Ida and worked with the Biden administration to request that Union, Essex, and Hudson counties be added to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster declaration in New Jersey.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) released the following statement after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that the Major Disaster Declaration in New Jersey following Tropical Storm Ida would be expanded to include Hudson, Union, and Essex Counties.
This week, we unfortunately lost members of our community because of the flooding and intense winds and rains of Tropical Storm Ida. I am very grateful to the brave first responders who provided lifesaving aid to those in need. It will take time to recover from the devastation of this storm, especially for those who have lost friends and family members.
Throughout last week, I watched the developing situation in Afghanistan closely, and my office assisted in evacuation efforts for constituents who have family members in the country. Earlier in the week, the House passed H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Advancing Voting Rights Act and H.Res.601, to begin consideration of the budget resolution.
(Washington, DC)- In response to the suicide bombings outside the airport in Kabul which killed twelve U.S. Marines, injured 15 Marines, and resulted in the injury and death of many Afghans, Congressman Sires released the following statement:
(Washington, D.C.) – Last week, Congressmen Albio Sires (NJ-08), Jim Langevin (RI-02), Christopher Smith (NJ-04), and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) introduced the Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion (REAADI) for Disasters Act. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced companion legislation in the Senate.
Recently, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report detailing the widespread and intensifying effects of climate change. We can now say with certainty that climate change is not a problem for the distant future, but a crisis which deserves our immediate action and focus.
(Washington, DC)- In response to the collapse of the Afghan government and the ongoing efforts to evacuate Americans, Afghan allies, and refugees from Afghanistan, Congressman Sires released the following statement: