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Mikie Sherrill: Challenging Authority and Reaching Across the Aisle

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“I get asked frequently, "would you sit down with the president to talk about infrastructure?" And I've always said "yes, of course." You know, just because I disagree with somebody, doesn't mean I'm not going to do everything I can to fight for the things that people in my district need.” - Rep. Mikie Sherrill

Mikie Sherrill, former navy pilot and federal prosecutor and current Congresswoman from New Jersey, discusses the challenges of pushing back against leadership and reaching across the aisle to do what she believes is best for her district and the country.

Mikie is the Representative for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. She sits on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, where she is the Chairwoman of the Oversight and Investigations. Learn more about Mikie at her website, https://sherrill.house.gov/, and follow her on Twitter at @RepSherrill.

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