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July 1, 2020 Press Release

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.

June 30, 2020 Press Release

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.

June 19, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the ranking member of the Senate’s transit subcommittee that oversees the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program, and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), along with U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (N.J.-09), Albio Sires (N.J.-08), Tom Malinowski (N.J.-07), and Mikie Sherrill (N.J.-11) announced today that the Portal North Bridge replacement—a key component of the broader Gateway Project that includes building a new trans-Hudson rail tunnel—has officially moved forward into the engineering phase of the program.
June 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Members of the Regional Recovery Task Force urged the CDC and CMS to issue additional guidance to businesses that clearly delineate circumstances that require a business to shut down, and circumstances where a business can remain safely operational even if a positive COVID-19 case is identified. As businesses in the Northeast and across the country reopen, this information is critical to support our nation’s goal of reopening the economy safely and productively.

June 12, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today praised the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act (INVEST in America Act) and thanked her New Jersey colleagues on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for working with the delegation to secure key priorities for the Garden State. The INVEST in America Act reauthorizes surface transportation programs through FY 2025.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives this afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to make the program more accessible and usable.

May 26, 2020 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)’s $91 million allocation in federal funding to the Portal North Bridge and Northeast Corridor: 

May 20, 2020 Press Release
Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) sent recommendations to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) outlining key steps the agencies can take to help New Jersey small businesses and to fix the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs.
May 18, 2020 Press Release
Parsippany, NJ -- Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Pete King (NY-02), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Tom Reed (NY-23), Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), Fred Upton (MI-06), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) announced today that they are introducing legislation to provide robust support to state and local governments on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 14, 2020 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement after Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 142 which permits curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses starting on Monday, May 18th: