WASHINGTON, DC - Navy Veteran Mikie Sherrill took the oath of office on Thursday and joined the 116th Congress of the United States as the Representative for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. Sherrill's four children joined her for the ceremony.

“Today, I proudly raised my right hand and reaffirmed my commitment to defend the Constitution of the United States for the people of the 11th District of New Jersey,” said Congresswoman Sherrill. “I couldn’t be more proud and humbled to stand alongside a diverse freshman class that reflects the shared values of our nation. I am ready to do the work of the people of New Jersey, to focus on the big issues that face our country, and help secure a world worthy of our children.” said Sherrill. 

After being sworn in, Congresswoman Sherrill voted to advance H.R. 21 and H.J.Res. 1, two appropriations bills to fund federal agencies in 2019, including transportation and water infrastructure, and end the two week old  government shutdown.

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Sherrill also submitted a letter to the Chief Administrative Officer requesting that her “pay be withheld until the lapse in appropriations that commenced on December 22, 2018, ends, and the federal government is fully reopened.”

Surrounded by more than 200 visiting constituents Sherrill’s father administered the oath of office. Sherrill hosted an open house in her Washington, DC office, located at 1208 Longworth House Office Building.

The district runs from Sparta in the west runs through Morris County and continues to Nutley on the eastern end of the district.