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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Press Releases

Sep 7, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, issued the following statement on Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales’ recent announcement that he would not renew CICIG’s mandate, the abuse of U.S.-donated military grade vehicles, decision to prevent the return of the CICIG Commissioner to Guatemala, and deteriorating investment climate conditions.
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Sep 6, 2018 Press Release

 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Albio Sires recognized the Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown on their receipt of a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS):

Sep 4, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Representative Albio Sires, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, made the following statement on the Guatemalan government’s decision to deny International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) Commissioner Ivan Velasquez re-entry into the country:
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Aug 31, 2018 Press Release
Representative Albio Sires, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement on Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales’s announcement that he will not renew the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) when it’s current mandate expires:
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Aug 28, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, D.C.) –U.S. Congressman Albio Sires, along with U.S. Senators Menendez and Booker, today announced that the New Jersey Family Planning League has been awarded $6,481,000 in federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support New Jersey’s Title X family planning programs and reproductive health services across the state.
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Aug 25, 2018 Press Release

(Washington D.C.) - Congressman Sires released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain: 

Aug 22, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Sires released the following statement after Paul Manafort was found guilty on eight charges and Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to multiple felony counts:

Aug 21, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Congressman Sires responded to El Salvador's decision to cut ties with Taiwan in favor of diplomatic ties with Beijing:

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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.
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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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