Pascrell, Sires, Payne likely to get subcommittee chairs

Three New Jersey Democrats are expected to assume key subcommittee chairmanships when the 116th Congress convenes in January. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-Paterson) is in line to be chairman of the House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee. Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) will likely become the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) is appears poised to chair the House

Sires backing Pelosi for speaker

Editor's Note: A previous version of this article said Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman said she would not back Pelosi's bid for a leadership role. That was incorrect and Watson Coleman is backing the longtime California congresswoman for Speaker of the House. Rep. Albio Sires will back House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House, the congressman said Friday. "As the 115th Congress draws to a close, we must look forward

Sires wins

Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) has been re-elected to an 8th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sires defeated Rev. John Muniz, his Republican challenger, by 59 points, 78% to 19%. The congressman received 104,418 votes to Muniz's 25,359. If Democrats win control of the House, Sires is in line to chair a House Foreign Relations subcommittee. Sires first ran for Congress in 1986 as a Republican, but

Urban mayors prepare for rain

Some New Jersey mayors are worried about the weather. With election day on the now only hours away, the National Weather Service is forecasting New Jersey will see some rainfall — up to a quarter of an inch and more in areas that get hit by scattered thunderstorms the agency expects will hit parts of the state — and that rain could be further complicate the already-tight elections. “The rain

Muniz raises $800 vs. Sires

You’ve got to at least admire the guy for trying. Republican congressional candidate John Muniz, who is challenging Rep. Albio Sires (D-West New York) in New Jersey’s 8th district, has raised $800 as of September 30, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. His numbers don’t add up perfectly, but it’s not like anyone will worry about it. Muniz is reporting cash-on-hand of $220, and a