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June 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC–– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today that 23 students from New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District were appointed and accepted offers to the U.S. service academies.

May 25, 2021 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today announced the winners of her third annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students in the 11th District. The competition took place virtually this year and showcases high school students’ creativity and artistic expression.

Submissions were reviewed by Ira Wagner, Executive Director of the Montclair Art Museum, Megan C. Austin, Director of University Galleries at Montclair State University, and Cleveland Johnson, President/CEO of the Morris Museum.

May 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, the House passed Representative Mikie Sherrill’s (NJ-11) bipartisan GI Bill NEED Act (H.R. 2167), which protects access to veterans’ GI Bill and Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) educational and vocational programs from expiring due to national emergencies.

May 17, 2021 Press Release

Montclair, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined Michael Gray from Representative Donald Payne’s (NJ-10) office, Essex County Commissioner Brendan Gill, and Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller at the announcement of the formation of a task force created by Mayor Spiller focused on full time, in-person instruction for the Montclair Public School system. The task force will be chaired by Debra Jennings, who is a parent, former school board member, and longtime education advocate.

March 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), along with thirty-six colleagues, wrote to Mark Emmert, President of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to demand answers and accountability for the recently reported disparate treatment of women’s and men's teams in the Division One championship tournaments.

March 19, 2021 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ -- In the days following Representative Mikie Sherrill’s (NJ-11) introduction of a resolution highlighting the need to reopen schools for in-person instruction in a manner that’s safe for both students and teachers, state leaders and community organizations across the New Jersey 11th Congressional district have risen to support her resolution.

March 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives in support of the safe reopening of schools, calling for the prioritization of teachers in vaccine distribution, and highlighting the impacts school closures are having on students across the country.

March 15, 2021 Press Release

Burlington, NJ — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Governor Phil Murphy, Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Representatives Frank Pallone (NJ-06) and Andy Kim (NJ-03), at a visit to Samuel Smith Elementary School in Burlington. The event was part of the White House’s “Help Is Here” tour, highlighting the recently passed American Rescue Plan’s impact on American families across the nation and the New Jersey delegation’s crucial role in helping get it passed.

March 4, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined with Representative John Katko (NY-24) this week to introduce the Fund for Innovation and Success in Higher Education (FINISH) Act to help students succeed in our community, technical, and four-year colleges and universities. The legislation authorizes innovation grants to develop and scale evidence-based initiatives that improve outcomes in higher education, such as degree attainment by enrolled students and access to higher education for high-need students.

February 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) was named this week to the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee on the House Education and Labor Committee. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over education and workforce development beyond the high school level, including the Higher Education Act, adult education, postsecondary career and technical education, apprenticeship programs, science and technology programs, domestic volunteer programs, and national service programs.