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September 11, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) participated in the Pentagon’s September 11th Observance and released the following statement on the 18th anniversary of the 2001 attacks: “For eighteen years, we’ve celebrated and mourned the members of our community we lost in 2001, and the bravery of the first responders who ran towards the burning buildings in Lower Manhattan, the Pentagon, and Shanksville — into immeasurable and unknown danger.
July 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. Representative Sherrill is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and her district includes Picatinny Arsenal, the U.S. Army’s Joint Center of Excellence for Guns and Ammunition.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 in the House Armed Service Committee:

June 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Vice Chair of the Servicewomen and Women Veterans Caucus, announced the introduction of a resolution designating Women Veterans Appreciation Day to recognize the service and sacrifices of women veterans who have served valiantly on behalf of the United States. Representative Sherrill’s resolution is a companion to S.Res. 235, introduced by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

May 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) thanked the members of the House Appropriations Committee and her colleague in the New Jersey Congressional Delegation, Representative Bonnie Watson Colman (NJ-12), for their vote to include several of Representative Sherrill’s requests to help veterans and the military installation in the 11th district in the Fiscal Year 2020 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies bill.

May 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) made history with Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), and Elaine Luria (VA-02) by launching the first-ever Servicewomen and Women Veterans Congressional Caucus (SWWV). Representative Houlahan will serve as Chair and Representatives Sherrill, Gabbard, and Luria will serve as Vice Chairs. Together, these four women set a record – this is the largest number of women veterans ever serving in Congress.

March 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill hosted a discussion with Jon Stewart, freshmen Members of Congress, Veteran Service Organizations, and September 11th First Responder and Survivor Advocates to discuss joining forces to help secure treatment and benefits for veterans exposed to toxins from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.

March 22, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Today Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) led a bipartisan group of thirteen Members in writing to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to “implement specific measures to track and prioritize both the cultural and physical transformation within Department of Veterans’ Affairs medical facilities to equitably serve women veterans.” As recently reported by the New York Times, women veterans face sexual harassment at VA facilities, and the care needs of women veterans are
February 8, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC -- This morning Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) successfully offered three amendments to the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act of 2019. The bill makes permanent a 2010 pilot program to provide child care at VA medical centers and clinics around the country.