Press Releases

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).

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February 4, 2020 Press Release
Secretary Chao jeopardizes the safety of New Jersey commuters by blocking approval for the Gateway Tunnel Project
Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today blasted Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao after a power failure in the Hudson River Tunnel last night left thousands of New Jerseyans stranded during their evening commute.
February 3, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C.– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today her appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s Board of Visitors (BOV). Representative Sherrill, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, will provide advice and recommendations on matters relating to the Merchant Marine Academy, one of the five federal service academies with a congressionally-mandated mission to advance U.S. national security interests.
February 3, 2020 Press Release
Parsippany, NJ -- Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill urged her colleagues to support the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act (H.R. 4305). The bipartisan 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 its author, Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH). The House is expected to vote on the legislation this week.
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January 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted for The Comprehensive Credit Rating Enhancement, Disclosure, Innovation, and Transparency (CREDIT) Act of 2019 (H.R. 3621), legislation that holds credit reporting agencies accountable and empowers consumers with more control of their data.

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January 27, 2020 Press Release
Residents are invited to bring handmade Valentine’s Day cards for veterans to Rep. Sherrill’s Parsippany Office
Parsippany, NJ – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced the launch of the “Valentines for Veterans” program. Residents are invited to drop off Valentine’s Day cards for military veterans at Representative Sherrill’s District Office in Parsippany, starting today through Monday, February 10, 2020. Cards submitted in envelopes should not be sealed closed unless mailed to the district office. The cards will be distributed to veterans throughout the 11th Congressional District.
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January 21, 2020 Press Release
Ogdensburg, NJ -- Representative Sherrill (NJ-11) joined with Representative Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), State Senator Steven V. Oroho, county and local officials, and Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) yesterday in Ogdensburg to discuss storm responsiveness in Northwestern New Jersey.
January 20, 2020 Press Release
Morristown, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined with the community this morning for the 50th anniversary Martin Luther King Interfaith Breakfast of Morristown. Organized by the Martin Luther King Observance Committee, the breakfast recognized Dr. King, local civil rights pioneer Dr. Felicia Jamison, and youth speaker Perri Easley. Representative Sherrill spoke about the importance of remembering Dr. King’s legacy, and the work that remains ahead to build the “beloved community” in New Jersey.
January 17, 2020 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Representative Andy Kim (NJ-03) introduced the Solutions not Stigmas Act (H.R. 5631) to allow medical and other health professional schools to access federal grant funding to enhance patient-provider education. Specifically, it would provide resources for schools to develop their curricula to address existing stigma and bias, improve patient care, and increase preparedness with respect to substance use disorder and chronic pain treatment. The funding would also support clinical training experiences in primary care, mental and behavioral health.
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January 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today that she will hold her first town hall of 2020 on Thursday, January 30, at Heritage Middle School in Livingston. Representative Sherrill held 11 town halls in 2019, crossing the district to hear from residents and share her legislative priorities in Congress.

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