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January 17, 2020 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Representative Andy Kim (NJ-03) introduced the Solutions not Stigmas Act (H.R. 5631) to allow medical and other health professional schools to access federal grant funding to enhance patient-provider education. Specifically, it would provide resources for schools to develop their curricula to address existing stigma and bias, improve patient care, and increase preparedness with respect to substance use disorder and chronic pain treatment. The funding would also support clinical training experiences in primary care, mental and behavioral health.
January 10, 2020 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted today for H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act of 2019, comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to address the public health threat from PFAS chemicals. Per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class of man-made chemicals that have been linked to adverse health effects including cancer, immune system effects, infertility, impaired child development, high cholesterol, and thyroid disease. Because of their strong atomic bonds, these are known as “forever chemicals” that are extremely persistent in the environment.
December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) applauded the House passage of the two bipartisan legislative packages that included all 12 fiscal year 2020 bills, fully funding the government and preventing a shutdown.

“These bipartisan funding bills include key New Jersey priorities,” said Representative Sherrill. “New Jerseyans pay more than their fair share to the federal government. I am proud to help bring some of that money back into our state and communities to fix our highways, fund our rails, and support our local businesses.

December 12, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted today to slash costs for prescription drugs for New Jersey families and seniors. The bipartisan Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 (H.R. 3) gives Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies and creates a new, $2,000 out-of-pocket limit on prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries. Sherrill had a direct hand in the bill’s text, successfully including her legislation to direct a $10 billion investment in the National Institutes of Health for cancer, rare diseases, and antibiotic resistance research. Savings from H.R. 3 will be used to fund this $10 billion investment.
December 10, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Representative Sherrill announced today that her Biomedical Innovation Expansion Act of 2019 (H.R. 4667) will be included in the House’s landmark Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 (H.R. 3). Representative Sherrill’s bill, co-sponsored by Representatives Mike Levin (CA-49) and Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), invests $10 billion over the next ten years in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide support for scientific research related to antibiotic resistance, cancer, and rare diseases. Savings from H.R. 3 will be used to fund this $10 billion investment.
November 15, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) brought two community health providers from the 11th District to Washington today to speak about the opioid epidemic among veterans. At this morning’s Freshmen Working Group on Addiction meeting, Carmine V. Deo, Executive Director of Community Hope, Inc., and Geri K. Moss, Clinician with the True North Program for Veterans, spoke about the provider’s perspective of veterans and addiction, and shared potential ideas for policy initiatives.
November 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today that Montclair State University, the Borough of Pompton Lakes, Morris County Prevention is Key, and Madison Area YMCA are receiving four of 150 new grants for the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. The DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use.

October 15, 2019 Press Release
Bloomfield, NJ -- Today, House Science Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee Chairwoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) held a field hearing in Bloomfield, New Jersey, to discuss the effects of lead in drinking water and the challenges that local leaders face in addressing lead contamination. Chairwoman Sherrill’s subcommittee heard from officials in Essex County and experts from across the nation on lead in drinking water. Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee members Representatives Don Beyer (VA-08) and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) attended the hearing in addition to Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10).
October 15, 2019 Event

On Tuesday, October 15 at 10 AM EST, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Chairwoman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, will host Members of Congress in Bloomfield, New Jersey, for a field hearing titled,

October 11, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) introduced the Biomedical Innovation Expansion Act of 2019 this afternoon with Representatives Mike Levin (CA-49) and Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) to invest $10 billion over the next ten years in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide support for scientific research related to antibiotic resistance and rare diseases.