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June 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC –– Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) reintroduced a resolution which supports designating June 12th as “Women Veterans Appreciation Day” to recognize the service and sacrifices of women in uniform and bring attention to the unique needs of women veterans. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced the companion resolution in the Senate.

June 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC–– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today that 23 students from New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District were appointed and accepted offers to the U.S. service academies.

May 18, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, the House passed Representative Mikie Sherrill’s (NJ-11) bipartisan GI Bill NEED Act (H.R. 2167), which protects access to veterans’ GI Bill and Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) educational and vocational programs from expiring due to national emergencies.

May 12, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC –– Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) applauded the House for once again passing Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act (H.R. 1448). Representative Sherrill is a lead sponsor of the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act alongside its author, Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH).

May 3, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC - On Friday, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) introduced the bipartisan VR&E NEED Act, which would ensure disabled veterans get the support they need to enter the civilian workforce through the VA’s Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) program.

April 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) yesterday testified in front of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to advocate for the consideration and passage of her recently introduced GI Bill NEED Act, which seeks to protect veterans from losing their educational benefits as a result of national emergencies outside of their control.

April 15, 2021 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s announced goal of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021:

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.