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Pascrell Shares North Jersey Unemployment Stories

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With Senate Republicans letting federal unemployment insurance run out for millions of Americans during a pandemic, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today released a slate of stories from North Jersey residents in the Ninth District describing the impact of Republicans’ callous inaction. This follows a Ways and Mean... Read More »

Pascrell-McKinley Alternatives to Opioids Amendment Passes House

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and David McKinley (R-WV-01) celebrated House passage of their amendment to fund the Alternatives to Opioids in the Emergency Department (ALTO) program at $6 million for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021). Pascrell was the primary House sponsor of the law authorizing the program, which was included in the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recove... Read More »

Pascrell Demands Answers on China Currency Manipulation

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today wrote to U.S. Treasury Steven Mnuchin calling out the Trump administration’s failure to provide information to Congress on currency manipulation by China and other countries. “I write to express my dismay with your failure to provide Congress with the statutorily required semi-annual report on whether C... Read More »

Pascrell, Walorski, Panetta, Schweikert Introduce Bill to Help New Parents Receive CARES Act Stimulus Checks This Year

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-20), and David Schweikert (R-AZ-06) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure new parents quickly receive the additional $500 per child payment provided by the CARES Act. Currently, parents of children born or adopted on or after January 1, 2020, must wait until they file taxes in calendar year 2021 to... Read More »

Pascrell-Kaptur Postal Banking Amendment Passes House

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-09) today heralded the passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of their amendment that will provide $2 million to USPS for postal banking pilot programs throughout the United States. “Ninety percent of zip codes lacking a bank or credit union are in rural areas. Bank branches are also sparse in low income urban areas. Approximatel... Read More »

House Approves Pascrell-Bacon Traumatic Brain Injury Amendment

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02), co-chairmen of the Congressional Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force, hailed House passage of their amendment to provide $1 million to support the National Concussion Surveillance System (NCSS). The NCSS is critical to accurately determining the incidence of concussions, particularly among the most vulnerable Americans. Rep. Pas... Read More »

Pascrell, McHenry Introduce Bipartisan American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) today introduced the American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act. As the United States has contended with devastating shortages since the beginning of the pandemic, this bipartisan legislation will help end America’s over-reliance on personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies from China and other foreign nations. Expan... Read More »

Pascrell Offers Testimony on Veterans Home Covid Crisis

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today submitted testimony before a hearing of the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health addressing the nationwide crisis in veterans care homes ravaged by COVID-19. Pascrell focused heavily on the COVID outbreak at the New Jersey Veterans Home at Paramus (NJVHP), including his efforts to provide relief to the facility, find answers for the devastation... Read More »

Pascrell Op-ed: Our sacred right to vote is under grave threat

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) published an opinion editorial in NJ.com today on how Donald Trump and Republican leaders’ assaults on the right to vote and the United States Postal Service threaten this years elections and American democracy itself. The text of Pascrell’s article is provided below. Our sacred right to vote is under grave threat The passing of my friend Congressman John Le... Read More »

Our sacred right to vote is under grave threat

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Originally published on NJ.com. The passing of my friend Congressman John Lewis has been a terrible blow. His death at this moment crystalizes the imperative of what was perhaps John’s most important life’s work: protecting your right to vote. Because there is no question that your sacred right is under grave threat. Almost daily, Donald Trump uses his pulpit to target election officials. He spews... Read More »

Pascrell, Wenstrup Lead 164 Members Urging Removal of Tariffs That Could Further Harm Reeling American Families and Businesses

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (R-OH-02) today led 164 of their Democratic and Republican Members of Congress urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to remove duties on food and drink imports imposed in relation to the Large Civil Aircraft Dispute before the World Trade Organization (WTO) to lower prices for American families, small business and indus... Read More »

Pascrell Celebrates Passage of Landmark Water Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised the passage in the House of Representatives of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (H.R.7575). This legislation authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) work on water resource projects to build and study new lock, damn, levee, and ecosystem projects throughout the nation. Included in the bill are three items... Read More »

Pascrell Blisters Quid Pro Quo Treasury Loan to Beleaguered USPS

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to reports that the U.S. Treasury Department has finally agreed to loan the United States Postal Service (USPS) $10 billion to help the public service weather the COVID-19 pandemic amid Donald Trump’s efforts to destroy the post office. “The U.S. Postal Service stands at the brink of collapse,” said Rep. Pascrell, one of the post office’s strong... Read More »

Pascrell Supports Needed Investment in America’s Child Care

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised House passage of two measures that he cosponsors to invest more than $60 billion in America’s child care industry amid the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. The Child Care is Essential Act (H.R. 7027) would appropriate $50 billion for the establishment of a grant program within the Department of Homeland Security’s Child Care and Development Block Gr... Read More »

Pascrell Applauds Hearing on State Veterans Home Crisis

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today applauded a hearing scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health addressing the nationwide crisis in veterans care homes ravaged by COVID-19. Pascrell has been invited to participate in the meeting and will be submitting testimony on the devastating COVID outbreak at the New Jersey Veterans Home at Paramus (NJV... Read More »

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