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Pascrell, Boyle, Kildee, Tonko Demand Answers on Barr-Led Nursing Home Probe

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Brendan Boyle (D-PA-02), Dan Kildee (D-MI-05), and Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), along with 18 other members, today wrote to Eric Dreiband, the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights demanding answers on the Justice Department’s politically-driven investigation into the impact of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (LTCs) only in Michigan, New Jersey, N... Read More »

Pascrell Announces COVID-19 Mobile Testing Sites for Paterson

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the City of Paterson will host multiple mobile testing sites through September and October funded in part by federal CARES Act funding. Located throughout the city, the mobile testing efforts will help Paterson test residents and prevent the spread of the virus. The mobile testing operation has been active since last week and is scheduled... Read More »

Pascrell Named Chairman of Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today was named the chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight by Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA-01) and his Democratic colleagues on the committee. He succeeds the legendary late Rep. John Lewis. “I am humbled by the confidence of Chairman Richard Neal and my colleagues as I assume leadership of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight,”... Read More »

Menendez, Pascrell, Pallone Announce $2.4 Million to Prepare for Flooding

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Today, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $2,419,105 to the state of New Jersey for the purpose of improving and enhancing the state’s flooding mitigation infrastructure. Flooding and water damage as a result of Superstorm Sandy caused unprecedented harm... Read More »

Pascrell Op-ed: Trump attacks on our military go beyond odious smears

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Reacting to reports that Donald Trump referred to American servicemembers as “losers” and “suckers,” U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has an article in the North Jersey (Bergen) Record detailing Trump’s long record of hostility to the military and to veterans. The full text of Pascrell’s article is provided below. Trump attacks on our military go beyond 'losers,' 'suckers' smears By Bill Pas... Read More »

Trump attacks on our military go beyond 'losers,' 'suckers' smears

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Originally published in the North Jersey (Bergen) Record -- President Donald Trump’s reported desecration of American soldiers who fell in World War I may rank among the worst slurs he has uttered in office. But Trump’s hostility toward troops and veterans is not new. Trump has compiled a record in word and deed that is derisive to the health of service members, especially those who have suffered ... Read More »

Pascrell, Bacon, Hassan, Capito Introduce Resolution Recognizing September 18 as National Concussion Awareness Day

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02) introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House of Representatives recognizing September 18, 2020 as National Concussion Awareness Day. The resolution was also introduced in the Senate by U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). Last year, the lawmakers introduced a similar measure recognizing September 20, 2019 as ... Read More »

Pascrell Mourns the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) tonight reacted to the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from cancer. “In a difficult year, this is a devastating blow for our country,” said Rep. Pascrell. “From her early years as a Rutgers law professor to her seat on the highest court in the land, Justice Ginsburg was a pathbreaker, a legal pioneer for the downtrodden, for reproduc... Read More »

Pascrell Lauds House Passage of Legislation Condemning Anti-Asian Racism

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of a House resolution (H. Res. 908) condemning anti-Asian bigotry as related to the coronavirus pandemic. An original sponsor of the legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY-06), Pascrell has repeatedly denounced racial stigmas being associated with the virus. H. Res. 908 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 243-164.... Read More »

Pascrell Votes to Protect Pregnant Workers from Workplace Discrimination

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694), legislation that will protect pregnant employees from discrimination in the workplace. Co-sponsored by Pascrell, the legislation will require employers to make reasonable accommodations for their pregnant staff to continue working and prevent them from being forced to take leave or quit. T... Read More »

NJ Members Fight Back Against FEMA Policy Change Halting Funding for Cloth Masks in Schools, PPE for Teachers, Disinfection for Public Facilities

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Bipartisan Members of New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation are urging FEMA to reverse a new policy stipulating the agency will no longer provide emergency reimbursement for school systems and local governments for cloth masks used in schools, disinfection services for schools and other public facilities, thermometers, physical barriers, or PPE for teachers, medical staff, and other public workers... Read More »

Pascrell, Gottheimer Announce $500K School Safety Grant for Teaneck

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) announced today that the Teaneck School District has been awarded a $500,000 federal grant to improve security measures and keep students and teachers safe. The grant was administered through the Justice Department’s School Violence Prevention Program, which was enacted by Congress in the wake of the Parkland school shooting in ... Read More »

The Star-Ledger: Pascrell, a feisty Jersey congressman, takes on the President

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This weekend, the Sunday Star-Ledger of New Jersey published a profile of U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and his persistent criticisms of Donald Trump’s corruption, criminality, and abuses. The article also highlights Pascrell taking on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, and other members of the Trump administration. The... Read More »

Donald Trump vs. law enforcement: All the ways he’s hurt policing in America as president

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Originally published in the NY Daily News. Donald Trump vs. law enforcement: All the ways he’s hurt policing in America as president By Bill Pascrell, Jr. Desperate to deflect from his catastrophic failure to contain the pandemic or help millions of unemployed Americans, Donald Trump is making support for law enforcement a centerpiece of his administration. But even a cursory scan of Trump’s recor... Read More »

Pascrell: Trump has been trying to defund law enforcement for years

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Pushing back on lies from the Trump White House, today U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chairman of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, has an article in the New York Daily News discussing how Donald Trump has sought to defund and denigrate law enforcement throughout his presidency. The full text of Pascrell’s article is provided below. Donald Trump vs. law enforcement: All the ways he... Read More »

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