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July 21, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted today for H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act of 2021, a comprehensive, bipartisan piece of legislation to address the public health threat from PFAS chemicals and to hold polluters accountable.

July 14, 2021 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ –– Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and business leaders from across northern New Jersey at a roundtable discussion on clean energy and the key ways crucial infrastructure investments will fuel the growth of sustainable businesses across the state.

Rep. Sherrill and Secretary Granholm were joined by:

July 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC–– Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) reintroduced the Brownfields Redevelopment Tax Incentive Reauthorization Act, alongside Representative Mike Turner (OH-10). This bipartisan bill restores an expired tax incentive allowing developers to fully deduct the costs of environmental remediation of brownfields in the year the costs were incurred. This legislation was first introduced in 2019.

July 13, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC –– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today that all ten of the community projects she submitted on behalf of NJ-11 received funding approval in the House Appropriations Committee fiscal year 2022 funding bills.

June 28, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on the passage of two bipartisan bills that will be instrumental in ensuring the United States remains competitive with the rest of the world in the fields of science and technology. Rep. Sherrill is a cosponsor of both bills, which passed out of the Science Space and Technology Committee earlier this month.

June 28, 2021 Press Release

New York, New York –– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), fellow Members of Congress including Reps. Frank Pallone (NJ-06), Donald Payne (NJ-10), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), and key transportation officials to highlight the Gateway Tunnel Project and demonstrate the need for federal investment in this critical portion of the Northeast Rail Corridor.

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.