Veterans

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March 23, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) today introduced the bipartisan GI Bill NEED Act to protect veterans’ educational benefits from expiring due to institutional closures or other factors caused by the COVID-19 national emergency.

March 19, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today introduced the Deborah Nixon Special Needs Trust Inclusion Act alongside Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12). This important bipartisan legislation would allow veteran participants in the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) to take full advantage of Special Needs Trusts. Under current law, beneficiaries were unable to change their beneficiaries to incorporate the trusts.

March 16, 2021 Press Release
Washington, DC – Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), and Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-07) called on the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) last week to authorize the creation of a sixth Vet Center in New Jersey, which would provide necessary counseling and support services to veterans residing in Morris, Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon counties.
February 5, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced that for Valentine’s Day her office is launching their second annual Valentines for Veterans Program.

Residents are invited to upload a digital message or electronic copy of a hand-written card for veterans in the 11th District starting today through Thursday, February 11.

The form to submit messages can be found here.

December 23, 2020 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today released the following statement after President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021:

December 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted today to secure passage of the bipartisan conference report of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. Representative Sherrill is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and of the bicameral conference committee which produced the report, which now awaits final passage by the Senate.

November 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -- Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) offered congratulations and thanks to GFS Supply & Services, Inc. in East Hanover for earning a Gold Medal in the HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program at the U.S. Department of Labor. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.

August 27, 2020 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) held a Veterans Outreach Day this week to assist veterans during COVID-19, provide resources from local stakeholders and providers, and talk about the issues facing the veterans community in the 11th District. 

August 24, 2020 Event

Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today a fourth virtual “Monday with Mikie” meeting focused on resources for veterans during COVID-19. Rep. Sherrill will be joined on August 24th by panelists who will update veterans on VA services during the pandemic, provide information for veteran-owned businesses, as well as highlight COVID-related resources available for mental health, substance abuse, and housing.

August 24, 2020 Event

One of the most important parts of my job in Congress is to advocate for and assist veterans living in NJ-11.

In order to help veterans with pending or potential claims, my office is partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Newark Regional Office, for a Telephonic Veterans Claims Clinic on August 24, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.