Press Releases

October 15, 2019 Press Release
Calls for increased federal funding, research dollars to address nationwide crisis
Bloomfield, NJ -- Today, House Science Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee Chairwoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) held a field hearing in Bloomfield, New Jersey, to discuss the effects of lead in drinking water and the challenges that local leaders face in addressing lead contamination. Chairwoman Sherrill’s subcommittee heard from officials in Essex County and experts from across the nation on lead in drinking water. Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee members Representatives Don Beyer (VA-08) and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) attended the hearing in addition to Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10).
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October 13, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The For Country Caucus releases the following statement: “The Turkish offensive in Northeast Syria is an national security and humanitarian disaster. Innocent people trapped near the border are being killed, our relationship with the Kurds is being destroyed, and ISIS detainees are escaping to return to the battlefield."
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October 11, 2019 Press Release
Biomedical Innovation Expansion Act invests in NIH to extend and provide new research funding for antibiotic resistance and rare diseases
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) introduced the Biomedical Innovation Expansion Act of 2019 this afternoon with Representatives Mike Levin (CA-49) and Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) to invest $10 billion over the next ten years in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide support for scientific research related to antibiotic resistance and rare diseases.
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October 5, 2019 Press Release
Wayne, NJ — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) hosted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and local mayors yesterday to address flooding in the 11th District of New Jersey. Colonel Thomas Asbery from the USACE gave an update on flooding issues, and mayors from Passaic, Essex, and Morris Counties discussed the issues their towns currently face from repeat and intensifying flooding. Following the discussion, the group went to Two Bridges on Fairfield Road in Wayne for a site visit.
September 26, 2019 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight is holding a hearing titled, “Online Imposters and Disinformation.” Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, Rep Mikie Sherrill’s (D-NJ), opening statement for the record is below:
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September 23, 2019 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement:

I began serving my country when I was 18 years old and entered the U.S. Naval Academy. Part of the mission of the Academy is to imbue Midshipmen “with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty … to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.”

September 19, 2019 Press Release
Representatives: ‘We will not allow the next generation to be pulled into another endless war because of a reactive foreign policy’
Today, Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Jason Crow (CO-06), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Elaine Luria (VA-2), Max Rose (NY-11), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), and Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) released the following statement regarding escalating tensions with Iran following the Saudi oil field attacks. All freshmen Democrats are former members of the military, or veterans of the diplomatic and intelligence community.
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September 17, 2019 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on the passing of Senator Anthony R. Bucco (LD-25), New Jersey Senate Republican Conference Leader:

September 12, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted this week to protect New Jersey’s 130 miles of coastline and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The Coastal Marine Economics Protection Act (H.R. 1941) passed in the House last night with bipartisan support. It would establish a permanent moratorium on oil and gas leasing along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. The Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act (H.R. 1146) that passed today is a bipartisan proposal to repeal a provision of the 2017 tax bill that opened the coastal plain of ANWR to oil and gas leasing developments.
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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.

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