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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) was selected to serve on the House Committee on Education and Labor for her second term in office. Rep. Sherrill is also a member of the Armed Services and the Science, Space, and Technology Committees.
Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today that Morris County Vocational School of Technology student and Parsippany resident Riya Dadheech is the winner of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge for New Jersey’s 11th District. Riya’s app, Plate of Hope, creates a platform to connect and match food donors with food pantries in need.
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted today to advance two major pieces of child care legislation that will help ensure children, families, and workers are protected as we work to safely reopen the country. The Child Care is Essential Act (H.R. 7027) and the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act (H.R. 7327) will create a grant fund for child care providers to support safe reopening and operations and establish or expand tax credits for providers and families.
Washington, DC — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Representative Scott Tipton (CO-03) are introducing bipartisan legislation this week to establish a youth study abroad program in Normandy, France, within the U.S. Department of State. This program would allow for American high school students to learn the lessons of WWII and the Holocaust by visiting educational sites of historic importance during the Operation Overlord campaign.