Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Statement on the Retirement of Congressman Albio Sires

Dec 21, 2021
Press Release

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) issued the following statement after Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-8) announced that he will retire at the end of his term:

 

“Congressman Albio Sires is an amazing leader and talented legislator who will be sorely missed. He leaves behind a strong legacy of serving our nation, helping New Jersey communities, and building international partnerships abroad.

“Congressman Sires’ strong work on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has helped build stronger more resilient communities here at home with bold investments in housing and transportation. Additionally, as the powerful Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, Congressman Sires has helped strengthen human rights around the globe and improved the lives of Hispanics in the U.S. and across the Western Hemisphere. His leadership has been instrumental in our efforts to improve conditions in the Northern Triangle and bolster our national security.

“On behalf of the CHC, I thank our well respected and beloved CHC Member, Congressman Sires for his devoted service and I wish him the best as he starts a new chapter.”

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.