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October 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), with Representative Andrew R. Garbarino (NY-02), introduced the Burn Pit Program to Review Operations and Management of ILER System Efficacy Act, or the Burn Pit PROMISE Act.

September 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted today to pass the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Representative Sherrill was instrumental in ensuring the package included critical provisions on cyber capabilities, supply chain security, military sexual assault, and support for Picatinny Arsenal.

September 11, 2021 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ –– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:

September 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) participated in the extensive committee mark-up of and voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022.

August 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC–– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement after the announcement that the United States has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan:

August 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last week, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), alongside Reps. Antonio Delgado (NY-19), Tracey Mann (KS-01), and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) announced bipartisan legislation to improve the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL).

August 24, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC –– Today, Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Jason Crow (CO-06), and Andy Kim (NJ-03) spoke on the situation in Afghanistan at the weekly House Democrats press conference hosted by Chair and Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus Hakeem Jeffries and Pete Aguilar.

A recording of the press conference can
be found here. Rep. Sherrill’s remarks begin at 08:42.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC–– Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted for emergency supplemental funding to reimburse the United States Capitol Police and the National Guard for expenses incurred protecting the Capitol after the insurrection on January 6th and to expand and streamline the Afghan SIV program.

July 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC–– Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted for Fiscal Year 2022’s State Department, Foreign Operations and related programs Appropriations Package. In addition to the inclusion of support for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program and two Sherrill-backed amendments, this bill funds investments in crucial priorities such as addressing the climate crisis, tackling global health challenges, bolstering humanitarian assistance, and helping prevent future pandemics.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC –– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today voted for the bipartisan Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs (ALLIES) Act, which she cosponsored. This bill raises the cap on visas for Afghan interpreters and other partners eligible for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program and would expedite the visa process as the United States completes its drawdown in Afghanistan.