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Pascrell Secures $700K Federal Grant to Establish Crime Gun Intelligence Center in Paterson

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a $700,000 federal grant to the Paterson Police Department to establish a Crime Gun Intelligence Center in the Silk City. Today’s grant is part of DOJ’s Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative, which h...

First Responders Celebrate Pascrell’s Benefits Bill, $4.2 Million in Law Enforcement Grants

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today joined with police and fire officials, union representatives, and local leaders to announce two milestone achievements for America’s first responders. The group celebrated the signing into law of Rep. Pascrell’s Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021 (PAFRA), which significantly improves federal death and disability benefits for first respond...

Pascrell and Blumenauer Seek Answers if Mail Delays Hurt Customs and Border Protection

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Trade, have asked to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess how continuing systemic mail delays at the United States Postal Service (USPS) may impact CBP operations and the disbursement of overpayments of duties...

Pascrell Hails Removal of Postal Board Chairman Ron Bloom

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this morning celebrated reports that President Biden would not renominate United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors Chairman Ron Bloom. Rep. Pascrell had spoken in recent weeks with the President on the imperative of ousting Mr. Bloom. “Today the President took a big move towards rebuilding America’s Post Office. Ron Bloom has been an enabler and...

Pascrell Votes for Historic Biden Build Back Better Bill

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of the Build Back Better Act, the most expansive positive government investment in its citizens since the New Deal and the Great Society. Rep. Pascrell gave a fiery speech yesterday in favor of the Build Back Better Act on the floor of the House. “Last November, the American people put Democrats in charge to raise this nation from its kne...

Reps. Pascrell, Suozzi, Gottheimer, Sherrill Joint Statement on Passing SALT Relief in Build Back Better Act

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Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), Tom Suozzi (NY-03), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), and Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on passing critical SALT relief in the Build Back Better Act: “Today, we voted to finally fix the harmful State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap and cut taxes for middle class families. Since it was implemented in the 2017 Republican Tax...

Pascrell, Grassley First Responder Bill Signed into Law at White House

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus and Congressional Fire Services Caucus, and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today celebrated the signing into law of their Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021 (PAFRA) at the White House by President Biden. At the ceremony, the Federal Offic...

Neal, Davis, and Pascrell Applaud HHS Reversal of Discriminatory Trump-Era Foster Care Policy

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Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) released following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will revoke Trump Administration state waivers that permitted discrimination within the child welfare sy...

Pascrell, Biden Announce $4.2 Million for Passaic County Police Departments

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $3,772,096 in Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Grants to the City of Paterson and $500,000 to Prospect Park. These major federal grants will support the hiring of 20 new police officers in Paterson and four in Prospect Park. President Biden made today’s grant announcement ...

Pascrell, Doggett Ask if Mail Delays Negatively Impact Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, today asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to assess how systemic mail delays at the United States Postal Service (USPS) may impact CMS operations and services for Americans. ...

Pascrell, Menendez, Booker Applaud WJLP Commitment to Local New Jersey Coverage

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today applauded the presumptive new owner of New Jersey TV station WJLP for their commitment to maintain the channel’s local news coverage. The commitment comes after Pascrell, Menendez, and Booker on November 5 called on the station to keep up its public affairs programming to Garden State communities....

Pascrell Convenes Hearing 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, today convened a hearing examining the opportunity zones program passed by Congress to “spur economic development and job creation in distressed communities” throughout the United States. The program has come under some criticism that it enriches wealthy developers at the expense of the comm...

Pascrell, Murphy Announce Exciting New Greenway State Park Cutting through Hudson County

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Governor Phil Murphy announced today that the State of New Jersey will use American Rescue Plan funds to purchase nearly nine miles of property stretching from Jersey City to Montclair for the creation of New Jersey’s first new state park since 2006. Rep. Pascrell helped pass the historic American Rescue Plan in March of this year, which provided billions...

Pascrell Implores FTC to Increase Scrutiny of Wall Street Takeover of Health Care

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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 urged Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Lina Khan to increase the agency’s oversight of private equity’s exponential growth across the American health care sector. “I write concerning the troubling exponential growth of private equity ownership across the health care sector and...

Pascrell Applauds Indictment of Steve Bannon

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today applauded the indictment of former top Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon for obstructing Congress’s probe in the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. “This action by the grand jury is just and it is right,” said Rep. Pascrell. “The January 6 assault on the United States Capitol is one of the darkest days in American history. If we fail to hold it...

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