Today, Congressman Sires was sworn into the 112th Congress by Speaker of the House John Boehner. Shortly after 2:00 p.m., Congressman Sires and the entire membership of the House of Representatives stood and took the oath of office. Congressman Sires was elected to the House of Representatives in a special election in 2006. This will be his third full term in Congress.
"I am honored to continue my work representing the people of the 13th District of New Jersey in the House of Representatives in the 112th Congress," said Congressman Sires. "I remain committed to working with my colleagues to create jobs for Americans and to make our district a vibrant and healthy place for residents."
Congressman Sires plans to reintroduce several pieces of important legislation in the 112th Congress, including a bill to improve America's freight system and a bill to promote urban parks. The FREIGHT (Focusing Resources, Economic Investment, and Guidance to Help Transportation) Act would establish a national freight transportation policy to improve the efficiency, operation, and security of the nation's freight system. The Urban Revitalization and Livable Communities Act would work to give communities access to green spaces and improve urban parks by providing federal assistance grants that must be matched with local funds to rehabilitate urban parks and infrastructure.