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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.
December 2, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) —In the 1960s, the deterioration of America’s environment, and its impacts on human health, were at the forefront of public discourse. To address these concerns, President Nixon proposed a plan to Congress in early 1970 that would consolidate federal environmental research, monitoring, and enforcement duties into one agency, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Today marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the EPA and the confirmation of William Ruckelshaus by the Senate to serve as its first Administrator.

September 30, 2020 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Environment is holding a hearing titled, 
September 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed Rep. Mikie Sherrill’s (NJ-11) Mitigate Methane Now Act. The legislation would curb climate change immediately by encouraging the replacement of old distribution lines, which are a major source of methane leakage across the country, particularly in the Northeast where the oldest infrastructure is located. 

August 14, 2020 Press Release
Yesterday, Subcommittee on Energy Chair Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX), Subcommittee on Environment Chairwoman Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), and Subcommittee on Research and Technology Chairwoman Haley Stevens (D-MI) sent a letter to Comptroller Gene Dodaro requesting the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) examine how the Federal Government has coordinated research and development (R&D) activities on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) across different agencies.