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Pascrell Leads New Jersey Democrats in Support of Offshore Wind Project

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this week led all Democratic members of the New Jersey congressional delegation in support of constructing two offshore wind energy generation projects off the Garden State coast. The members emphasize the importance of these projects in continuing New Jersey’s national leadership against climate change. The letter is signed by Rep. Pascrell, Senator Robert M...

Pascrell Celebrates Korean American Day

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today released the following statement in celebration of Korean American Day 2022: “In North Jersey and across America, Korean Americans have had significant contributions to the success of our communities,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Like so many of our ancestors, immigrants came to this country from Korea to make a better life for themselves and their families. T...

Pascrell Applauds Federal Sedition Charges Against January 6 Conspirator

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this afternoon applauded the arrest and indictment of Stewart Rhodes, a leading figure in the far right Oath Keepers, and 10 others on sedition charges for attempting to overthrow our government by preventing and delaying the lawful count of the electoral college during the January 6, 2021 insurrection on the United States Capitol. “This is an important turni...

Pascrell Praises Historic Wind Energy Announcement

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted positively to today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of the Interior that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will auction nearly half a million acres offshore New Jersey and New York next month to develop six lease areas – the most ever in one auction. These leases will generate power for potentially millions of Americans. “Develo...

Pascrell Announces $1.6 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds for NJ Transit

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $1.6 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to NJ Transit (NJT). These federal transit funds are expected to help NJT maintain service and keep workers on the payroll as the agency continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. “NJ Transit plays an absolutely essential role in our re...

Pascrell Announces $65,000 Federal Home Loan Bank Grant for Haledon

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York has awarded $65,000 to restore a housing complex in Haledon that supports developmentally disabled individuals. “Every American deserves to have a roof over their head. This federal money we’ve secured today will help house several of our neighbors in Haledon in a safe, structurally-sound building,” ...

Pascrell Op-ed Urges Fight for American Democracy

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today published an op-ed in the Bergen Record of New Jersey laying out how America must continue to defend our democracy against creeping authoritarianism. Text of Rep. Pascrell’s article is below. Jan. 6: We cannot cease our defense of American democracy By Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. On the one-year anniversary of the insurrection on the United States Capitol, ...

Pascrell Seeks Help for Cresskill Resiliency after Tropical Storm Ida

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today requested full-fledged federal support for to study on how to protect Cresskill from future flood events after Tropical Storm Ida caused upwards of $20 million in damage to the borough. In a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor, Pascrell urged support for a request by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protect...

Pascrell Announces Positive Covid Test

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced that he had registered a positive test for COVID-19. “Today I tested positive for COVID,” said Rep. Pascrell. “I am fully vaccinated and boostered. Blessedly my symptoms are mild. I am working from home and will closely monitor my health. Omicron spreads like wildfire and is no joke. If you haven’t yet get off your butt and get vaccinated and ...

Pascrell Mourns Russell Graddy

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this evening mourned the passing of Paterson icon Russell Graddy. “All our streets are mourning. I never called him anything but Russell because my respect for Russell Graddy was overwhelming. But you could get no better pulse for Paterson than over a cup of coffee at his restaurant. For his whole life, Russell was a trailblazer and looked out for community f...

Pascrell Celebrates Albio Sires

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this morning celebrated the career of his close colleague Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ-08), who announced his retirement from Congress. “Albio Sires is a giant in every sense of the word. For the last 16 years, I have had no better partner in Washington and North Jersey fighting for our neighbors,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Albio has battled for Amtrak and our commuters...

Pascrell Leads Ways and Means Colleagues Seeking Treasury Action on Opportunity Zones

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, led his colleagues asking the U.S. Treasury Secretary to take action, as well as provide answers, on ways to improve and strengthen the opportunity zones program enacted into law to benefit disadvantaged communities. On November 16, 2021, the Subcommittee held a hearing on opportunity zones ...

Pascrell, DeLauro, Spartz, Fitzpatrick Introduce Major Legislation to Protect Supply Chain National Security Threatened by Foreign Adversaries

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03), the Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, Victoria Spartz (R-IN-05), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) today introduced comprehensive legislation to strengthen security of the American supply chain and prevent the offshoring of America’s critical production...

Pascrell Probes Whether Colossal College Coaching Contracts Consistent with Tax Code

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, today wrote lengthy letters to the Presidents of Louisiana State University (LSU) and the University of Southern California (USC), which enjoy federal tax exemption benefits while lavishing gigantic contracts on their recently-hired head football coaches. “This week on national signing day, ...

Pascrell Announces Funds from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Support Superfund Efforts in Garfield, Kearny

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that New Jersey will receive funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Congress passed in November to initiate cleanup at an orphan Superfund sites in the Ninth Congressional District: the Garfield Groundwater Contamination site in Garfield. Rep. Pascrell supported President Biden’s infrastructure and jobs bill in November, which...

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