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January 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted today to preserve congressional authority over the power to declare war and to pass H.Con.Res. 83. The bipartisan resolution directs the President to terminate the use of the United States military in hostilities against Iran unless Congress authorizes them or action is necessary to defend against an imminent armed attack on the United States or our armed forces. Executive authority to defend the United States under Article II Section 2 of the Constitution is preserved.

December 20, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Representative Sherrill (NJ-11) voted today to pass H.R. 5430, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act. The USMCA makes critical improvements to the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by strengthening enforcement, labor, and environmental provisions and ensuring that any changes put forward in the implementing legislation do not harm U.S. businesses, consumers, or workers.
December 19, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) fulfilled another key pledge today to residents in New Jersey by delivering House passage of a state and local tax (SALT) deduction bill. The bipartisan Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act (H.R. 5377) removes the marriage penalty for joint filers and restores the ability for taxpayers to deduct their state and local taxes from federal tax returns after 2020.
December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) applauded the House passage of the two bipartisan legislative packages that included all 12 fiscal year 2020 bills, fully funding the government and preventing a shutdown.

“These bipartisan funding bills include key New Jersey priorities,” said Representative Sherrill. “New Jerseyans pay more than their fair share to the federal government. I am proud to help bring some of that money back into our state and communities to fix our highways, fund our rails, and support our local businesses.

December 6, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted for the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4), critical legislation to restore the full strength of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). The Supreme Court’s Shelby v. Holder decision gutted the VRA’s ability to combat voter suppression and discrimination. Since the Shelby v. Holder decision, at least 23 states have enacted voter suppression laws, including voter purges, strict ID requirements, poll closures, and curtailing of early voting hours.
December 4, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – With 12 days left on the legislative calendar, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) launched a “12 Days of SALT” campaign on the House Floor to urge the House to lift the federal cap on state and local tax (SALT) deduction before the end of 2019.
November 25, 2019 Event

Join me on November 25th for our next town hall: Monday with Mikie at the Hanover Township Community Center!

Our town halls are an opportunity for you to share your concerns, ask questions, and hear what I’m working on in Congress. Seating is available, I’ll take questions from the audience and online, and we will live-stream the event.

If you can't make it to the town hall, but would like to submit a question, please fill out this form.

Hope to see you there!

November 14, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chairwoman of the House Science Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, applauded the committee passage of her Election Technology Research Act of 2019 (H.R. 4990) today. This bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), and Frank Lucas (R-OK), will give the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) new resources to conduct research to promote the security and modernization of U.S. voting systems.
November 13, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC -- In the House Science Committee today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) grilled Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisor Dr. Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta on the agency’s proposal that would limit the research that the government could use to determine public health regulations.
November 12, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) announced the introduction of the Election Technology Research Act of 2019 (H.R. 4990), joined by Representatives Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), and Frank Lucas (R-OK). This bipartisan bill will give the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) new resources to conduct research to promote the security and modernization of U.S. voting systems.