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June 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC –– Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) introduced the NOAA Chief Scientist Act with Rep. Randy Feenstra (IA-04). Under current law, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Chief Scientist is appointed by the president and given a broad outline of their duties, but details on the qualifications of who would be eligible to serve as Chief Scientist or how the Chief Scientist establishes standards within NOAA’s scientific endeavors are lacking.

May 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC –– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on the Department of Transportation’s “Record of Decision” approval of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Hudson River Tunnel today:

April 22, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC –– Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) reintroduced the Mitigate Methane Now Act of 2021, which directs the Department of Energy to establish a grant program to improve public safety and environmental performance.

April 21, 2021 Press Release

Bloomfield, NJ – Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez this week joined Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia to launch a bold, proactive effort to protect local residents from lead-contaminated drinking water using federal funding from the American Rescue Plan.

March 30, 2021 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chairwoman of the Environment Subcommittee of Science, Space, and Technology Committee, today praised President Joe Biden and the entire Biden Administration for their efforts to advance renewable energy production. At a White House forum, leaders of the Biden Administration, including the Secretaries of Energy, Commerce, and Transportation, joined state leaders, representatives of the offshore wind industry, and labor leaders to discuss a major expansion of the current offshore wind capacity.

March 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to swiftly resolve outstanding issues with the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), a tool used to define areas at high risk for flooding, for the Township of Pequannock.

March 16, 2021 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ — U.S. Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) today urged President Biden to include the Peckman River Project in his administration’s budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2022 at the highest possible level of funding.

March 1, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) introduced a package of bipartisan bills to address flooding, the most common and widespread of all weather-related natural disasters in the United States. Despite numerous challenges posed by storms, weather forecasting is inherently uncertain. It’s particularly important to address the communication of uncertainty and discuss not only predictions of weather variables, but also predictions of weather impacts. The legislation is co-sponsored by Deborah Ross (NC-02), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Bill Pascrell, Jr.

December 9, 2020 Press Release

Inland Waters of New Jersey Targeted for Federal Funding to Detect and Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) delivered key wins for North Jersey in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The legislation included an authorization for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move forward with the Peckman River Basin Flood Risk Management project and directs the Army Corps to carry out a demonstration project in the inland waters of New Jersey for detecting and preventing harmful algal blooms (HABs).

December 8, 2020 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Randy Weber (TX-14) introduced the bipartisan Flood Level Observation, Operations, and Decision Support (FLOODS) Act to establish a National Integrated Flood Information System. This is companion legislation to S. 4462 sponsored by Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Gary Peters (D-MI) that passed the chamber in November.