Congressman Bill Pascrell

Representing the 9th District of NEW JERSEY

Press Releases

Oct 3, 2016 Press Release
Hudson County funding for 12 new officers part of COPS Hiring Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09 announced a $1.5 million federal grant award to hire 12 new sheriff's officers in Hudson County. The funding, from the U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Office, is part of the COPS Hiring Program (CHP), which promotes public safety through community policing.

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Sep 29, 2016 Press Release
N.J. receives funding to help workforce programs for dislocated workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development to improve services for dislocated workers in New Jersey.

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Sep 29, 2016 Press Release
Second Hoboken crash in five years, Pascrell reignites call for safety measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) sent a letter to the National Transportation Safety Board thanking them for their swift response and requesting updates on the investigation.

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Sep 28, 2016 Press Release
Letter Follows FBI's Recent Release of More Documents on Clinton Email Use

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr.

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Sep 27, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan bill creates border tax adjustments for U.S. exporters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of House Ways and Means Committee, and U.S. Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC) introduced the bipartisan Border Tax Equity Act, which would mitigate the negative impact of border tax adjustments on U.S. exporters.

Sep 27, 2016 Press Release
Bergen & Passaic counties to receive DOE funding for STEM programs

PATERSON, N.J. – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) announced $1.95 million in U.S. Department of Education grants for the Hispanic Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (HSI STEM) and Articulation Program. Bergen Community College received $1,121,725 under the grant program and Passaic County Community College received $833,542.

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Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
Amendment excludes athletes making more than $1 million from income tax exemption for Olympic medals and prize money

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today by a vote of 415-1, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5946, the United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act, which includes an amendment from U.S Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
Paterson's NJCDC nets largest award for Department of Labor program

PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced a $1.1 million grant for New Jersey Community Development Corporation's YouthBuild program in Paterson. NJCDC's $1.1 million award was at the top among recipients across 35 participating states.

Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus co-chair Rep. Pascrell applauds funding to fight opioid addition epidemic

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, announced $1,279,255 in Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant funding through the COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force Program for New Jersey.

Sep 21, 2016 Press Release
EPA’s plan to clean up extremely toxic groundwater contamination from defunct E.C. Electroplating Plant will cost an estimated $37 million

PATERSON, N.J. – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) responded to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalization of its plan to address groundwater contaminated with hexavalent chromium, an extremely toxic compound that can cause cancer, kidney and liver damage and other serious health impacts, at the Garfield Groundwater Contamination Superfund site in Garfield.

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