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Jan 26, 2009 Floor Statement

Madame Speaker, 

I rise today to recognize the outstanding work by rescue and non-rescue workers in the New York/New Jersey region in responding to January 15th’s  emergency water landing of US Airways Flight 1549.  I commend them for their amazing efforts to safely rescue the flight’s 155 passengers.

Jan 22, 2009 Floor Statement

Madame Speaker,

Today I rise to congratulate Bayonne Public School number 14.  P.S. 14 was recently honored as a National Blue Ribbon School for its innovative Gifted and Talented Program.  The school not only prepares students for the technological challenges of the 21st Century, but they also offer an accelerated academic program and provide exposure to the arts. 

Jan 14, 2009 Press Release
Washington D.C.- Today, Congressman Albio Sires voted in support of H.R. 2, the Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2009, a bill to reauthorize State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

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Jan 9, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Earlier this week, Congressman Sires released a statement regarding the current situation in Gaza and today, cosponsored and voted in support of a resolution expressing the House of Representatives’ support for Israel and concerns about the humanitarian situation in Gaza...

Jan 7, 2009 Floor Statement

Madame Speaker. 

Today I rise to recognize the 117th anniversary of the opening of Ellis Island.  Originally opened on January 1, 1892, the island remains a part of American history and our culture. Together with the Statue of Liberty, these places represent what it means to be an American. 

Dec 11, 2008 Floor Statement

Madam Speaker,

I rise today, the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to condemn the ongoing attacks on human rights in Cuba.