Rep. Sherrill denounces controversial amendments blocking passing of the NDAA NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., about controversy surrounding some conservative lawmakers pushing to amend policies from the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:  Every year for the past six decades, Congress has passed the National Defense Authorization Act – the NDAA. Normally, it passes with overwhelming […]

NJ Globe: Sherrill slams McCarthy, GOP for debt ceiling bill

A plan proposed by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and cut spending by roughly 14% received the backing of all three Republicans in the New Jersey congressional delegation, including freshman Rep. Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield), but Democrats slammed the plan as a dangerous stint. “I don’t think half the Republicans […]

NJ Globe: Sherrill named most effective House member in N.J. by nonpartisan group

Center for Effective Lawmaking measures bill sponsorships, substantiveness Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) is the most effective House member from New Jersey, at least according to the Center for Effective Lawmaking, an organization that measures effectiveness in the U.S. House and Senate. The Center – which is affiliated with the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, and two […]

NJ Spotlight News: Sherrill introduces legislation to lift SALT cap

Renewed fight to bring back major tax break for residents U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-11th) this week introduced bipartisan legislation to lift the $10,000 cap on state and local taxes from federal tax returns. The so-called SALT cap was signed into law by former President Donald Trump in 2017. It has mainly affected residents in […]

Patch: Mikie Sherrill Hosts Panel On Women’s Rights, Abortion In Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Advocates for women’s rights in Essex County continue to discuss the next steps that the nation needs to take in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent decision on abortion. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill of the state’s 11th District hosted a panel with Planned Parenthood at the Montclair Health Center on […]

The Star-Ledger endorsement: Mikie Sherrill in the 11th District

Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy pilot, says her military service taught her to put our country — not politics — first. That applies whether the centrist Democrat is focusing relentlessly on the issues that matter to her district, like funding the Gateway tunnel under the Hudson River, or living up to her oath to defend […]