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Pascrell Comments on Peckman Flood Study

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U.S. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) regarding the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Assessment (DIFR/EA) for the Peckman River Basin, which runs through portions of Essex and Passaic Counties. In the letter to the Project Manager, Rep. Pascrell requests an explanation for how potential remedies might impact flood conditions ... Read More »

Pascrell Announces $200K in Federal Anti-Drug Grants

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the Office of National Drug Control Policy will award two grants totaling $200,000 to Hudson County coalitions combating substance use among children. The Secaucus Coalition won $125,000 in federal Drug-Free Communities (DFC) funds to strengthen local efforts to prevent youth substance abuse. Separately, the Hudson County Coalition for a... Read More »

Pascrell, Graves, Crist, Rouzer, Mucarsel-Powell, and Rooney Praise FEMA Delay of Risk Rating

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Garret Graves (R-LA-06), Charlie Crist (D-FL-13), David Rouzer (R-NC-07), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL-26), and Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) today applauded the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to delay implementation of new flood insurance rates from October 1, 2020 to October 1, 2021. The decision comes after the members led over 60 of thei... Read More »

Pascrell Celebrates Presidential Medal to North Jersey 9/11 Hero Rescorla

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the awarding of the Presidential Citizens Medal, the executive branch’s second highest honor, to the late Richard Rescorla, a hero who helped evacuate people from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. “When Americans attempt to bring to words the heroism of that terrible day, Rick Rescorla is who we always remember. After the planes s... Read More »

Pascrell, Pallone, Maloney, Malinowski Lead Calls for Twitter to Prevent Census Interference

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– Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12), and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ-07) led a letter signed by 58 Members of Congress demanding details on Twitter’s actions to prevent any undue influence on the 2020 Census count. While Facebook has stated that it is treating the upcoming census “like an election” and has promised to ban census misinf... Read More »

Pascrell Blasts Trump Attacks on Women’s Health Clinics

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today reacted harshly to reports that nearly 900 women’s health clinics are now without federal funding because of the Trump administration’s domestic gag rule for organizations receiving Title X funds. New Jersey’s two Planned Parenthood chapters have withdrawn from the Title X program, forgo... Read More »

Pascrell, Graves, Crist, Rouzer, Mucarsel-Powell, Rooney Demand Changes to National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization

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Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Garret Graves (R-LA-06), Charlie Crist (D-FL-13), David Rouzer (R-NC-07), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL-26), and Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) led a letter signed by 64 Members of Congress demanding affordable insurance rates in a long-term National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reauthorization. In the letter addressed to congressional leadershi... Read More »

Pascrell Supports Trump Impeachment Inquiry

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to the vote in the House of Representatives to commence an official and public impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. “No Democrat or Republican wanted to ever reach this point. Throughout the 116th Congress, the House has been unrelenting in investigating corruption in this administration. But in the face of unprecedented obstruction of... Read More »

Pascrell Mourns Congressman Bill Hughes

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today mourned the passing of former Congressman William Hughes (D-NJ-02). “Bill Hughes was a total gentleman. Bill’s work ethic was a legend that carried from Cape May in his district all the way up to Paterson. I’ve always regretted that I did not have a chance to serve besides Bill in the House. Bill was from the old school: he could work with anybody and w... Read More »

Pascrell, King Introduce Offshore Wind Power Act

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This week, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Peter T. King (R-NY-02) introduced in the House the Offshore Wind Power Act of 2019 (H.R. 4887). Currently, the federal wind production tax credits (PTC) and investment tax credits (ITC) programs are set to expire next year. With only one offshore wind project producing electricity in the U.S. and many in development, Reps. Pascrell and King’s... Read More »

Pascrell, Ocasio-Cortez Call for Postal Banking Expansion

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) today wrote to Jerome Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Megan Brennan, the Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service (USPS), in reaction to the announcement that the Federal Reserve is working to expand fast-payment U.S. infrastructure. In their letter, the members call on the Federal Reserve... Read More »

Pascrell Assails Mnuchin Treasury Corruption

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today wrote to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin demanding answers to a New York Times report alleging that Mnuchin broke his own department’s own guidelines in ordering that a friend of his, disgraced con artist Michael Milken, receive favorable coverage for a tax break intended to benefit needy and impoverished communities. “I write to you regarding all... Read More »

Pascrell Marks Seventh Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

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Today, U.S. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) released the following statement marking the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated much of New Jersey and displaced thousands from their homes and businesses. “It may be seven years since Hurricane Sandy destroyed homes and businesses across New Jersey, but I have never forgotten the hardships New Jerseyans have faced in its aftermath,” s... Read More »

Pascrell Demands FEC Investigation of Deadbeat Trump Campaign

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today wrote to Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub calling on the FEC to open an investigation of the Trump presidential campaign for its repeated refusal to reimburse host cities for costs incurred during Donald Trump’s campaign rallies and failure to report these debts to the FEC as is mandated by law. Pascrell’s letter comes on the heels... Read More »

Pascrell, Gottheimer Announce $668K Federal Education Award 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 U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $668,480 School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG) to Teaneck Public Schools. The SCTG is a federal program designed to help make schools safer and improve mental health services for students and young adults. “The importance of a safe, high-quality learning ... Read More »

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