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The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 68 announced today their endorsement of Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill for reelection in NJ-11. “When it comes to fighting for the economic opportunity and security working families need and deserve, Mikie Sherrill has been leading the charge, and we proudly stand by her,” said Assemblyman Thomas Giblin, Business Manager of IUOE Local 68. “Mikie’s work to create jobs and grow the economy, address pension reform, and secure critical infrastructure funding for New Jersey tells you exactly the kind of ally our workers have down in Washington.” READ MORE >>

The Department of Energy (DOE) received a nudge last week from two members of Congress — Reps. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., and Andrew Garbarino, R-N.Y. — to remember microgrids when allocating infrastructure funds. In addition to Panetta and Garbarino, the letter was signed by Rep. Mikie Sherrill and other members of Congress committed to improving energy infrastructure. READ MORE >>

Belleville resident John Ukson knows the ravages of the Vietnam War only too well. He served as a medic there in 1967. “I took care of the wounded,” he said, after viewing “The Moving Wall” on the County College of Morris (CCM) campus Thursday afternoon. Although he and his wife, Linda, have been to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., this was the first time the couple visited “The Moving Wall,” a miniature exact replica of its D.C. counterpart. READ MORE >>

For the first time since the pandemic began, Morristown’s July Fourth celebration returned to Washington’s Headquarters, where an enthusiastic crowd in patriotic colors on Monday heard re-enactors give a spirited reading of the Declaration of Independence. They are words to live by in these contentious times, Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-11th Dist.) suggested to the gathering behind the Ford Mansion, wartime headquarters of Gen. George Washington. READ MORE >>

The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence returned to Washington’s Headquarters Monday, July 4 after virtual readings the previous two years. Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, D-11, said in a speech at the event that 246 years after the founding of the United States, this “unprecedented nation” is the greatest nation in the world, but the signing of the Declaration is only a start. READ MORE >>

NEW JERSEY — Water quality. Affordable housing. Infrastructure needs. Scholarships. Hiking access. Traffic improvements. These are some of the projects that could see a windfall of federal bucks if they’re chosen in New Jersey’s 11th District, a congresswoman says. In March, U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill put out a call for local proposals to submit for community project funding to the House Appropriations Committee in fiscal year 2023. Last year, Sherrill nailed down funding for all 10 community projects she submitted to the federal government. READ MORE >>

BOONTON – Increased security around the Boonton Reservoir, which provides drinking water for Jersey City, will likely become a federally funded project. Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-11, said in a release issued Tuesday, June 28, that 14 Community Projects she submitted to the House Appropriations Committee were included as part of the FY2023 Appropriations bill that was passed by the Committee and will be voted on later this year by the House of Representatives. READ MORE >>

Washington, DC–– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement condemning the ring-wing activist Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: “This decision is not conservative, it is radical. I had hoped against hope that the decision wouldn’t be as extreme as the leaked draft. The court is rolling back a constitutional right, out of step with the majority of our country and almost 50 years of legal precedent. READ MORE >>

Today, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO gathered with over 300 delegates and guests from affiliated unions at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the labor organization’s 2022 Legislative/COPE Endorsement Conference. National AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler and Governor Phil Murphy amped up the crowd, while renowned political analyst Charlie Cook provided his insight on the national political environment. In a democratic process, delegates voted on accepting congressional candidate endorsement recommendations from local union leadership, known as Central Labor Councils, as well as endorsements for union members who are running for local offices throughout the state. READ MORE >>

A claim from Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-Montclair, that members of Congress helped Jan. 6 rioters find their way through the Capitol was given new credence by the House select committee on Wednesday, when the bipartisan panel released a video that appears to show Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk offering a tour on Jan. 5, 2021, and alleged that one of the men in the group followed the mob to the building the next day. READ MORE >>

When the House passed a bill extending security protections to Supreme Court justices’ immediate family members with overwhelming bipartisan support on Tuesday, it did so over the objections of seven Democratic members from New Jersey, who took issue with the measure’s scope. The seven New Jersey Democrats wanted protections to include federal judges, after US District Judge Esther Salas’ son was killed in a shooting at her home in the state in 2020. Though the final measure does not include that language, it does allow the marshal of the Supreme Court to provide security to “any officer” of the bench if the marshal deems it necessary. READ MORE >>

After several years of begging to but never sealing the dealing, New Jersey is finally getting a break when it comes to infrastructure dollars. That the Garden State was awarded $3.4 billion for that support was symbolized last week by the visit of U.S Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Along with visits to Port Newark, where he met with U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7, and to Monmouth County, where he met with U.S. Rep. Andy Kim, D-3 and others, Buttigieg also took a tour of County College of Morris on Thursday, May 26. There, he was hosted by Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, D-11 and College President Anthony Ianoco, toured the college’s new $11 million Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center (AMEC) and met with a cadre of students and local and county officials. READ MORE >>

West Caldwell, NJ — Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill released the following statement after securing the Democratic nomination for a third term to represent New Jersey’s 11th District in the U.S. House of Representatives: “Serving in the Navy taught me the importance of working together to accomplish a mission — of teamwork, cooperation, and putting my country’s needs ahead of my own. That’s what guides my work in Congress. I’m grateful to all the voters in New Jersey’s 11th District who share this same sense of purpose and urgency when it comes to the issues facing our communities. Thank you to everyone who took part in our democratic process and made their voices heard by casting their ballot — and to our incredible volunteers who power this team. READ MORE >>

MORRISTOWN – After 99 days of war in Ukraine, hundreds of people from the area came together on the Green to show and donate their support for the Ukrainian people and raise money for the Ukrainian American Culturan Center of New Jersey in Whippany Thursday night, June 2. Many other politicians spoke on stage at the Green, including state Senator Anthony Bucco, R-Morris, County Commissioners Tayfun Selen and John Krickus, and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, D-11. READ MORE >>

MORRIS COUNTY — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced that 29 students from New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. These students will begin their education and service careers this year at the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Rep. Sherrill hosted an event to recognize the students this week in Denville. READ MORE >>

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of Congress Friday sent a letter urging the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to help save middle class families on their taxes by reinstating the ability for taxpayers to make charitable donations to their towns and receive a tax credit on their local tax bills. The letter is led by Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), joined by Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Congressman Tom Suozzi (NY-3). READ MORE >>

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg came to the County College of Morris last week — and he liked what he saw. Buttigieg, joined by U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-11th Dist.), toured CCM’s state-of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center as part of a visit intended to highlight what the recent infrastructure bill can do — and to see how community colleges are implementing practices that encourage workforce development. READ MORE >>

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – The Morris County Board of County Commissioners presented their Distinguished Military Service Medals to ten veterans Tuesday at the Morris County Annual Memorial Day Observance ceremony outside the Morris County Courthouse in Morristown, where honors also were delivered by state legislators and Congressional representatives. U.S. Reps. Mikie Sherrill and Thomas Malinowski, along with Sen. Anthony Bucco, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and Assemblyman Christian Barranco also presented honors to the veterans, whose service ranged from the Korean War to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. READ MORE >>

RANDOLPH – The crowning achievement so far of the Biden Administration has been the passage and signing of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The bill, which passed with some Republican support, will bring about $14 billion to New Jersey for roads, bridges, public transit, airport improvements and to improve Internet service in rural areas. And this week, it brought Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Transportation Secretary, to New Jersey for meetings with local members of Congress and to hype the bill. READ MORE >>

The news that the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team finally won its decades-long battle to receive equal pay as their male counterparts reached the halls of Congress this week. Mikie Sherrill saw that breakthrough from her office and wondered, if women competing on the highest levels of international soccer can have equality, why not their counterparts in college athletics? READ MORE >>

Despite roadblocks, five House Democrats are still fighting for relief on the $10,000 limit on the federal deduction for state and local taxes, known as SALT. Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., sent a letter to leaders of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, urging colleagues to deny the IRS funds to block state-level SALT cap workarounds. READ MORE >>

Washington, DC –– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) led an appropriations request letter with Reps. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Tom Malinowski (NJ-7), Katie Porter (CA-45), and Tom Suozzi (NY-3) urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide state and local tax (SALT) relief for hard-working, middle class families in the Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Services and General Government funding bill. READ MORE >>

The members of SEIU 32BJ, the largest property services union in the country, today announced all their endorsements for the upcoming 2022 congressional primary election. “SEIU 32BJ gives building service workers in New Jersey a political voice. Elections are opportunities for us to support candidates that will fight for and protect working families and their communities,” explained SEIU 32BJ Executive Vice President and NJ State Director Kevin Brown. “We do not take anything for granted and we make sure that every voter is touched through door-knocking, phone banking, and texting – no stone goes unturned. Through hard work and policies that center on working-class people – Democrats can and will continue to win.” READ MORE >>

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On May 9, residents from across Essex County joined elected officials at Norman Samuels Plaza in Newark for a rally in support of the codification of protection for abortion rights. In addition to concerned community members, the rally was attended by New Jersey Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill, New Jersey Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz and Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake. Holding aloft signs at the rally were students from Rutgers University, representatives from Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey, the American Civil Liberties of New Jersey and Garden State Equality. READ MORE >>

Each generation has its own challenges, its own tests of strength. From the Great Depression to World Wars, the Civil Rights Movement, 9/11, and the Great Recession — young Americans have always faced adversities and uncertainties that influence their formative years. Yet, tragedy or conflict often creates resilience, caring, and an innovative spirit in young people driving them to rise to the occasion and move our nation forward in unprecedented ways. READ MORE >>

The remnants of Hurricane Ida slammed into New Jersey last September, bringing torrents of rain, heavy winds, extensive flooding, and power outages. A tornado touched down in Mullica Hill. At least 30 people across the state died. Perhaps better data could have helped the state prepare for the devastating storm, and legislation that passed the U.S. House Wednesday would provide that information. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-11th Dist., would provide new funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conduct studies and collect data that take into account the impacts of climate change, and to help develop the best way to estimate precipitation. READ MORE >>

WASHINGTON, DC–– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology’s Environment Subcommittee, secured passage of her legislation, the Providing Research and Estimates of Changes In Precipitation (PRECIP) Act, in the House. The PRECIP Act will update out-of-date precipitation data by providing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with consistent funding to collect data and conduct studies. READ MORE >>

RANDOLPH, N.J. (PIX11) – For nearly four decades, Habitat for Humanity has been building homes for deserving families across the country. With the need for affordable housing bigger than ever, the organization is undertaking a massive project in Randolph, New Jersey.U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey was on hand hoping to shed light on the need for more affordable housing in Morris County. READ MORE >>

Parsippany, NJ–– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade: “Like many Americans right now, I am shocked by the Supreme Court’s draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The majority of Americans stand behind the reproductive rights enshrined in the landmark 1973 case and reversing it goes against both settled law and the will of the people. READ MORE >>

GPS, which began as a U.S. government project to provide positioning, navigation and timing information by broadcasting radio signals from satellites to the ground, stands alone in the revolutionary impact it has had on both our warfare abilities and our commercial industries. However, an aging constellation and unyielding international competition has put America’s GPS superiority at risk. READ MORE >>