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New Jersey US House District 11

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    Mikie Sherrill

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What on-going role do you envision for the federal government in combating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing for future pandemics?

What are your top three policy priorities? Please explain.

What is your economic recovery plan?

What, if any steps, should our nation take to reform our health care policies?

What measures do you support to improve and secure elections and voting in our country?

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The federal government has an essential role to play in combating the pandemic. I have worked to get aid to our doctors, nurses, families, workers, small businesses, and local municipalities grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, and helped pass legislation like the CARES Act that provided economic impact payments to New Jerseyans. I also formed the bipartisan Regional Recovery Task Force with Republicans and Democrats in the House to come together and focus on how the federal government can help aid the Northeast’s reopening recovery. To make sure we are ready for a potential second wave this fall or a future pandemic, we need to fix the National Strategic Stockpile and ensure we have processes in place to keep it well-maintained; fully fund CDC, NIH, and early warning systems and ensure offices to that end are properly staffed and free from vacancies; and ensure we have a plan in place for early coordination, contact tracing, and production and distribution of PPE here in the U.S.
Lowering the Cost of Prescription Drugs: In my first term I have worked to find ways to make life-saving drugs easier for families to afford. I proudly supported legislation that passed in the House to enable more affordable generic prescription drugs to come to market sooner.

Restoring the Full SALT Deduction: The 2017 tax bill capped the state and local tax deduction, hitting middle-class families in my district particularly hard. I helped lead the House passage of a bipartisan bill to restore the state and local tax deduction and provide additional tax relief to teachers and first responders across the country.

Infrastructure Investment: Federal infrastructure investment in critical. I worked with the congressional delegation this year and after years of stalling from the administration, the Federal Railroad Administration allocated $91 million in federal funding to the Portal Bridge and NE Corridor. I will continue to work for funding for the larger Gateway project.
New Jersey is one of the states most deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our businesses shut down earlier, and stayed closed longer than other areas. I'm working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on proposals that would ensure continued support for the unemployed, incentives for industry to keep their employees on payroll, and pathways to make the transition to employment easier for those looking for jobs.

Our state and local governments have been at the center of the COVID-19 crisis, working around the clock to keep residents safe. As they have spent resources on the pandemic, they have also seen revenues drop, which could lead to deep cuts in social services, first responders, and education. I introduced the bipartisan SMART Act with Rep. Peter King to provide direct support to state and local governments.

I also support an additional stimulus package, including a robust infrastructure package that will help create jobs and jumpstart our economic recovery.
I’m committed to lowering the cost of healthcare throughout the entire system, including lowering the cost of prescription drugs, requiring parity of treatment costs, and ensuring that no patient gets a bill that they didn’t expect. We need transparency and fairness throughout the healthcare system.

There is strong support for lowering the cost of prescription drugs and we should work to deliver relief to Americans as quickly as possible. The bipartisan Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 (H.R. 3) gives Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies and creates a new out-of-pocket limit on prescription drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries. I successfully included my legislation to direct a $10 billion investment in the NIH for cancer, rare diseases, and antibiotic resistance research so that we can continue to develop life-saving drugs while at the same time bringing down prescription drug prices for consumers. Savings from H.R. 3 will be used to fund this investment.
H.R. 1 is landmark legislation that passed in the House of Representatives that will help strengthen our democracy. It addresses so many of the issues my community sent me to Washington to tackle, from access to the ballot box, to improving the very machinery of our democracy. New Jersey consistently receives low marks from national election-security experts on our election infrastructure, and this bill gives our state access to grant money to improve and maintain those systems.