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Pascrell Urges Support of Israel’s Defense

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today spoke in the well of the House of Representatives in favor of funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system that protects Israelis and Palestinians from deadly rockets. The House approved the funding by a vote of 420-to-9. A recording of Rep. Pascrell’s remarks is available here, and his prepared remarks are provided below. Rep. Pascrell Prepared Speech...

Pascrell Celebrates Committee Passage of Historic Legislation

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today celebrated the committee’s passage of the central package of reforms that make up the heart of President Biden’s landmark Build Back Better program to rebuild America. “This week, our committee did nothing less than move forward the central elements of a historic plan to rebuild and reinvigor...

Pascrell, Graves Push to Prevent Higher Flood Insurance Costs

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Garret Graves (R-LA-06) led a letter signed by 38 bipartisan Members of Congress demanding the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Risk Rating 2.0 implementation be postponed to prevent against unreasonable rate hikes unilaterally imposed by Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) new pricing methodology. In their letter to House leadership, t...

Pascrell, Neal, Suozzi on the Path Forward on SALT

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House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), and Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-NY-03) released the following statement on the path forward on SALT. “President Biden’s historic Build Back Better plan is one of the most significant bills Congress has ever considered. Its makeup is complex and will be shaped and crafted continuousl...

Pascrell Opening Statement on Nursing Home Reform at Markup of Build Back Better Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, issued the following statement as the panel considers measures relating to skilled nursing facilities at markup of the Build Back Better Act. Chairman Pascrell Opening Statement (as prepared for delivery) Our nursing home population has been disproportionately devastated by this virus. While...

Pascrell Introduces Bill to Aid to Fired Factory Workers

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, today announced the introduction of the Improved Access to Trade Adjustment Assistance Act, legislation that will make it easier for fired workers to obtain federal assistance after their jobs are relocated. The legislation comes weeks after Mondelez closed its cookie factory in North Jersey, terminating approx...

Pascrell Legislation to Build, Restore Firehouses Included in Reconciliation Proposal

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, hailed the inclusion of $718 million in funding for Fire Station Construction Grants in today’s budget reconciliation proposal put forth by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. In June, Rep. Pascrell introduced the Fire Station Construction Grants Act (H.R. 3728) to authorize fire station ...

Pascrell Condemns Supreme Court Overruling Roe v. Wade in Dead of Night

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today condemned the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to stay Texas’s latest draconian anti-choice law, an action which could spell the end of the protections enshrined by Roe v. Wade. “While America was sleeping, in the dead of last night, the Supreme Court for all intents and purposes overruled Roe v. Wade. In one cowardly, silent action the rightwing justices t...

Pascrell Hammers Criminal Obstructionism by Republican Leader McCarthy

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today lambasted calls by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy urging the criminal obstruction of the House’s probe into the January 6 terrorist attack on the United States Capitol. “Every day we enter new uncharted territory. Last night, the House Republican Leader openly threatened subpoenaed parties to undermine and impede the historic probe into January ...

Pascrell Secures $965K for Bergen County Firefighters

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $727,272 to the Cliffside Park Fire Department and $238,095 to the Rutherford Fire Department. Rep. Pascrell worked closely with DHS to secure these Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program awards for North Jersey’s Braves...

Menendez, Pascrell Applaud HHS’s Final Rule with Provisions to Increase Funding for NJ Hospitals, Tackle Doctor Shortage

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U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (N.J.-09), senior members of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees that respectively oversee national health policy, applauded the FY2022 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final rule that includes provisions from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 pushed by Sen. Menendez and Rep. Pascrell to in...

Pascrell Statement on Terrorist Attack in Afghanistan

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today mourned the death of at least 11 U.S. Marines, a Navy medic and afghan civilians and hundreds injured in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. “I am devastated by the tragic loss of life, especially the brave U.S. soldiers murdered on a mission to protect others and those who aided our troops. These courageous individuals were murdered by terrorists...

Pascrell and Warren Unveil Political CRIMES Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), joined by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL-05) today unveiled the Political Corruption Review of Infractions for Misconduct by Executive Servants (CRIMES) Act, legislation to strengthen the Hatch Act to better stop the self-enrichment by government officials that was rampant in the Trump regime. “Public servants should not be abl...

Pascrell Supports Budget Resolution

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today supported passage of the budget resolution. Because of the House’s action, Democrats can immediately begin assembling the multi-trillion jobs and families package that is central to President Biden’s historic agenda to rebuild America. “The American people elected President Biden and a Democratic House and Senate to commence the hard task of rebuilding ...

Pascrell Votes for John Lewis Voting Rights Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The legislation will reauthorize and reinvigorate the Voting Rights Act as Republican election suppression measures are pushed across the country. H.R. 4 was approved in the House by a 219-212 margin. “John Lewis was my friend for 24 years. The Voting Rights Act was his most sacr...

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