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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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).