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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

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Oct 5, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – This week, in the wake of the senseless tragedy in Las Vegas that claimed dozens of lives, Congressman Sires joined his colleagues to introduce H.R. 3962, the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act, led by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and H.R. 3947, the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act, led by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI).

Oct 5, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires voted against the House Republican budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 because it includes massive tax cuts for the wealthy while slashing vital services for the American people.

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Oct 3, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere made the following statement today after H.R. 1918, the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act (NICA) of 2017, unanimously passed the House of Representatives:

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Oct 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding last night’s shooting in Las Vegas:

Oct 2, 2017 Press Release

“I am deeply saddened to hear about the death of my good friend former  Hudson County Freeholder Eliu Rivera who passed away earlier today in Aibonito, Puerto Rico ,” said Sires. “The residents of Jersey City, Hudson County and the entire State of New Jersey lost a great leader and the Rivera family has lost a beloved patriarch. My sympathies go out to the entire Rivera family.

Sep 30, 2017 Press Release

(Jersey City, N.J.) – Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding  POTUS latest tweet about the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico: 

Sep 29, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding the Administration’s decision to order the departure of non-emergency personnel and family members assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba in response to continued sonic attacks against U.S. Embassy personnel:

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Sep 29, 2017 Washington Review

This week in Washington, I attended a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the reorganization of the State Department, marked up my Global Health Innovation Act, and met with various groups to discuss health care, education, and regional security in the Western Hemisphere.

Sep 28, 2017 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s decision to temporarily waive the Jones Act for 10 days to provide assistance in sending supplies to Puerto Rico:

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