Veterans

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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.

August 20, 2020 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ -- 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.

July 31, 2020 Press Release
Washington, DC –Servicewomen & Women Veterans Congressional Caucus Chairwoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Vice Chairs Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Elaine Luria (D-VA) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) requested that the House and Senate Armed Services Committees hold hearings into the murder of Spc. Vanessa Guillen, support legislative proposals to address sexual assault and misconduct and work to implement policies that root out the culture of sexual harassment and assault in the Armed Forces.
July 1, 2020 Press Release

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.

June 12, 2020 Press Release

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).

May 26, 2020 Press Release

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.

February 14, 2020 Press Release

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.”

February 5, 2020 Press Release

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).