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Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted today to advance the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 in the House Armed Services Committee. Representative Sherrill fought to include strong provisions in support of Picatinny Arsenal, sustainable energy, COVID-19 response, and justice for service members who have survived sexual assault. The NDAA passed unanimously, 56-0.
Washington, DC -- Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Vice Chair of the Servicewomen and Women Veterans Caucus, announced the introduction of a House resolution designating June 12th as Women Veterans Appreciation Day to recognize the service and sacrifices of women veterans and bring attention to the unique needs of women veterans. Representative Sherrill’s resolution (H.Res. 1000) is a companion to S.Res. 616, introduced by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).
Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Representative Peter King (NY-02), and 36 of their colleagues to introduce the bipartisan National Guard COVID-19 Earned Benefits Guarantee Act.
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced that for Valentine’s Day, her office delivered more than 4,000 valentines for veterans written by residents from the 11th District of New Jersey.
“My team and I are blown away by the fantastic response to our first Valentines for Veterans program,” said Representative Sherrill. “I’d especially like to thank all the students from across our community who made beautiful, heartfelt valentines. I know our veterans truly appreciate the outpouring of support from our residents.”
Washington, DC -- Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) delivered unanimous House passage of the bipartisan Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act (H.R. 4305). The PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act will create a pilot program within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to give veterans access to treatment derived from working with service dogs. Representative Sherrill is a lead sponsor of the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act alongside author Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH).
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted for the conference report 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. This bipartisan, bicameral measure now heads to the President’s desk for his signature.