Congressman Bill Pascrell

Representing the 9th District of NEW JERSEY

Press Releases

Aug 1, 2016 Press Release
Republican presidential nominee's comments 'irresponsible, dangerous’

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), member of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus and represents a large Ukrainian-American population in northern New Jersey, issued the following statement in response to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's remarks this weekend on Ukraine and its relationship with Russia.

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release
Patient safety efforts get a boost as government agencies back inclusion of Unique Device Identifier for medical devices on Medicare claims

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, announced progress in his efforts at improving patient care by monitoring the quality and safety of medical devices with unique device identifiers (UDI).

Jul 8, 2016 Press Release
Reform bill promotes jobs and reduces abuse of skilled non-American workers

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) introduced the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2016, bipartisan legislation to overhaul the H-1B and L-1 visa programs to protect workers and crack down on foreign outsourcing companies which deprive qualified Americans of high-skill jobs. The bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA-48).

Jul 6, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Chairman of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Wallington an Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) award of $8,400 for training programs.

Jul 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Jim Renacci (R-OH) honored of Larry Doby’s many achievements and contributions to American major league athletics, civil rights, and the armed forces by cosponsoring the Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act to posthumously award him the Congressional Gold Medal.

Jun 30, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan letter signed by 60 House members urges Environment Protection Agency to update the action level in the Lead and Copper Rule

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Dan Kildee (D-MI) led a bipartisan letter to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to update lead action levels to reflect the latest science as they undertake long-term revisions of the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR).

Jun 29, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In continuing his fight to protect nonprofit organizations at high risk of terrorist attack, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) announced $4.26 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Non-Profit Security Grant Program (NSGP).

Jun 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) joined more than a hundred lawmakers in a letter calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reexamine the 12-month deferral policy for blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM), and to instead implement a risk-based, scientifically-sound screening policy.

Jun 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Seth Moulton (D-MA), and David Cicilline (D-RI) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling on the State Department to meet its stated goal of screening and resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of this fiscal year.

Jun 10, 2016 Press Release

Statement from Rep. Pascrell regarding the passage of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) by the House Thursday.