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Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted today for a bipartisan COVID relief and appropriations package to send urgently needed relief to North Jersey residents and fund the federal government through Fiscal Year 2021.
Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) will hold a telephone town hall with residents of New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District on Thursday, October 8 at 5:00 p.m. Sherrill will provide a legislative update, and a panel of health and workforce experts will share resources to help manage the ongoing challenges associated with balancing COVID concerns, work schedules, and remote schooling.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Suzan DelBene (WA-1), and Terri Sewell (AL-7) today introduced the Strictly Pay for Efficient and Expedited Delivery of Your (SPEEDY) COVID-19 Tests Act, which will encourage commercial testing labs to streamline COVID-19 PCR testing notification operations to help patients get their results sooner. Quicker results will improve the diagnostic value of the tests to patients and reduce spread by ensuring infected individuals know their status and are aware they could infect others.
Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) hosted a roundtable discussion last week with performing arts organizations based in New Jersey’s 11th District. The conversation centered around the impact of COVID on operations, how these organizations have created spaces to continue to provide access to the arts during the pandemic, and the need for additional federal support.
Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion this week with Black small business owners in the community to hear about the challenges facing small businesses during COVID-19, their experiences with the PPP and EIDL programs, and issues business owners anticipate as we move to the fall and winter months. This August is the 14th Annual National Black Business Month, and the business owners on the call highlighted the strength of the Black-owned small business community in North Jersey across different sectors.
Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today launched a second survey for small businesses in the 11th District to collect feedback on the challenges continuing to face the small business community due to COVID-19 and as they reopen.
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today voted for the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), which reauthorizes surface transportation programs through Fiscal Year 2025 and provides significant investment in America’s infrastructure. It includes transportation infrastructure priorities that Rep. Sherrill urged the committee to support that will move the Gateway Project forward, bring construction dollars back to New Jersey, and prevent future federal obstruction. Two of Rep.
Washington, DC -- The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis today unveiled a comprehensive congressional climate action framework, which highlights Representative Mikie Sherrill’s Mitigate Methane Now Act (H.R. 5542). Representative Sherrill’s bill, introduced in January, would help mitigate climate change immediately by encouraging the replacement of old distribution pipelines, which are a major source of methane leakage across the country, and particularly in the Northeast where we have the oldest infrastructure.