(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Sires issued the following statement in response to FCC Chairman Pai’s proposal to repeal net neutrality rules:
While in Washington this week, I introduced two bills to strengthen protections for consumer data, spoke against the tax bill on the House Floor, attended a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on counterterrorism in Africa, and held a number of meetings. Additionally, the House passed a short-term continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Albio Sires (D-NJ), Michael McCaul (R-TX), and Ted Yoho (R-FL), members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced the Multilateral Aid Review Act of 2017 to ensure a credible and rigorous analysis of the effectiveness of United States investments in multilateral entities.
This week in Washington, I cosponsored a resolution mandating anti-sexual harassment training in the House, attended a Transportation and Infrastructure markup on bills related to disaster recovery and combating human trafficking, met with a former Venezuelan mayor, and met with members of JP Morgan Chase. I also cosponsored a resolution to retain the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction.
While in Washington this week, the House voted on the Majority’s tax plan and a bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), I attended a markup in the Foreign Affairs Committee, and held a number of meetings.
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Sires issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 227-205:
NEWARK, N.J. – Today in Newark, NJ, Representative Albio Sires (D-08), along with Governor-elect Phil Murphy and Democratic members of the New Jersey House delegation, discussed the impact of the House Republican’s tax plan on New Jersey. The plan is estimated to cost many New Jersey families thousands of dollars a year.
Last week in Washington, I cosponsored a number of bills to enhance veterans’ health, attended two Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearings which examined Russia as a counterterrorism partner and the effectiveness of the Kingpin Designation Act, and spoke on the floor about the dangerous effects of the Majority’s tax plan. I also met with different groups to discuss legislative priorities.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong opposition to the Republican tax plan. As I have said many times before, this plan gives tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations over the needs of American families while adding a predicted $2.1 trillion to the national debt over the next decade.
Last week in Washington, the Republicans introduced a tax plan, I questioned FEMA administrators on their disaster response efforts at a Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing, listened to the testimony of a North Korean defector at a Foreign Affairs Hearing, and held a number of meetings. Additionally, the House voted on legislation to strip funds from critical health programs.