While in Washington this week, the House passed a number of opioid related bills, I attended a Foreign Affairs Hearing on democracy promotion, and held a number of meetings.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires released a statement on Republicans on the House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources holding a hearing on a draft of the so-called Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters Act. The bill would impose a fee on New Jersey and any other State that prevents offshore drilling on 50 percent or more of a proposed lease sale.
This week in Washington, the House voted on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, listened to experts testify on opportunities for trade in the Americas at a Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing, and met with a number of groups from around the country
While in Washington this week, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund our military for fiscal year (FY) 2019. Also, the Transportation Committee’s Highways and Transit Subcommittee hosted a hearing on the implementation of the FAST Act and the full Committee marked up the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).
Last week in Washington, the House passed a damaging Farm Bill, I introduced a resolution honoring victims of the Katyn Massacre, and the House Foreign Affairs Committee marked up several bills relating to the Peace Corps, anti-semitism, the massacre of Rohingya in Burma, and genocide. Additionally, I met with several groups from the District and around the country.
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires released the following statement regarding the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2):
(Washington, D.C.)- Congressman Sires (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) introduced H.Res. 893 to recognize the memorials and monuments to the Katyn Massacre as important historical reminders of the heinous acts that took the lives of approximately 22,000 innocent Polish prisoners of war at the order of Joseph Stalin.
(Washington, D.C.) –Congressman Sires released the following statement in response to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s comments on immigrants:
While in Washington this week, I listened to experts discuss the Iranian challenge at a Foreign Affairs hearing, and considered several bills related to security assistance and countering foreign propaganda. Additionally, I met with groups from the 8th District and national organizations and reacted to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal.
WASHINGTON – Today the House passed H. Res. 835, a resolution introduced by Reps. Albio Sires (D-NJ), Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Michael McCaul (R-TX), and Nita Lowey (D-NY). The resolution calls for all nations to enter into robust diplomatic relations with Israel upon its 70th year of statehood.