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Apr 27, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.)- Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) announced that Northwest Essex Community Healthcare Network, serving Belleville, NJ, has received a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) worth $3,999,907.

Apr 23, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) voted in favor of an interim stimulus package, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The bill funds and improves the Paycheck Protection Program, setting aside $60 billion, of the $310 billion appropriated for the program, for small business in underserved areas including many minority-owned ones.

Apr 23, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Yesterday, in a radio interview, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that states should turn to bankruptcy rather than receive aid from the federal government in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apr 18, 2020 Press Release

As Congress continues to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, I am advocating for relief for renters in future legislation. The CARES Act suspended evictions from federally-assisted housing and many states, like New Jersey, have suspended evictions for all renters. But, more is still needed. I support Rep.

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Apr 16, 2020 Press Release

UPDATE: The Treasury has begun disbursing individual economic impact payments. The payments will be automatically deposited into your account if the IRS has your banking information on file. Please check your accounts. Paper checks will begin later.

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Apr 14, 2020 Press Release

NEWARK, N.J. – Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-8), U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-.N.J.), along with Congressmen Donald Payne, Jr.

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Apr 13, 2020 Press Release

Many people have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which could also mean a loss of health insurance coverage. As the coronavirus continues to spread in New Jersey and throughout the country, it is absolutely essential that individuals have access to the coverage they need to protect themselves and their family. The good news is that if you have lost your job, there are options.

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Apr 9, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.)-  Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) announced additional community health centers serving the 8th District of New Jersey also received critical CARES Act funding to combat the coronavirus from the CARES Act.

Apr 7, 2020 Press Release

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have announced that New Jersey will be receiving an additional $5.6 million in funding to bolster its COVID-19 response efforts. This funding will supplement an existing cooperative agreement and is third round of funding awarded to the state, whose total CDC funding amounts to $21.2 million dollars.

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Apr 7, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.)- Today, Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) and Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) announced that HHS has awarded two Community Health Centers (CHCs) that serve North Jersey residents with much needed funding to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Newark Community Health Centers, Inc.

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