Congressman Bill Pascrell

Representing the 9th District of NEW JERSEY

Press Releases

Dec 19, 2017 Press Release
As an original author of these critical grant programs, Pascrell was critical of House delays and 'sunset' provision

PATERSON – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation to reauthorize the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant program, and the Fire Prevention and Safety programs by voice vote.

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Dec 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, gave the following floor remarks today (VIDEO) on H.R.

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Dec 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, issued the following statement today regarding the coordinated public attacks on the credibility and professionalism of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Nov 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2228, the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, which would help agencies create and improve mental health services for law enforcement officers. U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.

Nov 15, 2017 Press Release
Amendment requires DOD to report to Congress on the implementation of policies to ensure adequate consideration of TBI and PTSD in military separations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the conference committee report of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes an amendment from the co-chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Tom Rooney (R-FL).

Nov 15, 2017 Press Release
Members denied floor vote on amendment to restore state and local tax deduction by Republican leadership

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement after House Republicans blocked a floor vote on his amendment to restore the state and local tax (SALT) deduction in H.R.

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Nov 15, 2017 Press Release
Partisan GOP bill will make flood insurance more expensive, unfair, and less accessible

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) and Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) opposed H.R. 2874, the so-called 21st Century Flood Reform Act after offering amendments to the bill, which were denied a vote by Republican Leadership. The partisan bill would make flood insurance more expensive, less available, and less fair for millions of Americans.

Nov 14, 2017 Press Release
Law Enforcement Caucus co-chairs call on Trump Administration to release over $174 million in federally appropriated Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Dave Reichert (R-WA), co-chairs of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice expressing concerns about the delay in disbursing funds for a community crime-fighting program to states.

Nov 13, 2017 Press Release

NEWARK, N.J. – Today, Governor-elect Phil Murphy and Democratic members of the New Jersey House delegation discussed the impact of the House Republican’s tax plan on New Jersey. The plan is estimated to cost many New Jersey families thousands of dollars a year.

Nov 7, 2017 Press Release
Amendment would retain full state and local tax deduction exempting property, income, and sales taxes from double taxation

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, authored an amendment to the Ryan-McConnell tax bill to retain the state and local tax (SALT) deduction. His amendment was offered during the Ways and Means Committee markup for the Republican tax bill, and voted down along party lines, 16-23.

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