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Pascrell Celebrates Low-Income Hospital Pilot Programs for New Jersey

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the Biden administration’s approval of seven New Jersey counties to implement hospital pilot programs, coming weeks after Pascrell led state delegation members calling for approval of the projects in the Garden State. These New Jersey hospitals in Atlantic, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, and Passaic counties will reap an estimated ...

Pascrell Reacts Harshly to Report Hammering Post Office Leadership

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted harshly to a scathing report issued by the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) finding that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s ten-year plan to rebuild the United States Post Office (USPS) is plan is built on unreliable data, based on unproven assumptions, and won’t provide the cost savings assumed by USPS. “The findings of the Postal Regulato...

Pascrell, Sen. Warren Lead Call to Improve Medical Device Safety

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35), and U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure requesting that they commit to including medical devices’ unique devi...

Pascrell, Colleagues Call for Special Envoy to Combat Islamophobia

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and 24 House colleagues have called on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to create a special envoy to combat Islamophobia. The Members’ letter to Secretary Blinken cites the recent rise in attacks against the Muslim community. “As part of our commitment to international religious freedom and human rights, we must recognize Islamophobia as a pattern that ...

Pascrell Supports Reunification of Korean-American Families

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this week voted in favor of two bills that support the reunification of Korean-American families separated as a result of the Korean War. The Divided Families Reunification Act (H.R. 826), which passed the House on July 19 by a vote of 415-0, requires the U.S. Secretary of State and the U.S. Special Envoy on North Korea Human Rights Issues to prioritize helpi...

Pascrell Op-ed: All Americans Deserve Paid Family Leave

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today has an opinion essay in the Bergen Record of New Jersey advocating for Congress to enact paid family leave benefits for all Americans, using New Jersey’s successful family leave program as a model. The text of Rep. Pascrell’s op-ed is provided below. U.S. must follow New Jersey: All Americans deserve paid family leave By Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. Paid fam...

Pascrell Announces Over $15 Million in Nonprofit Security Grant Awards for New Jersey Synagogues and Churches

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded 82 Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) grants totaling $11,686,957, the second largest recipient of any state, of which $1,012,179 will go to protect houses of worship and nonprofits throughout New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District. Amid a ...

Pascrell Announces $14K Federal Grant for Secaucus Fire Department

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $14,058 federal grant to the Secaucus Fire Department. This federal investment in Hudson County will help Secaucus Fire equip their state-of-the-art fire rescue boat with an electronic communication system which will allow the depar...

Pascrell Leads Colleagues Calling on Biden to Appoint Top Tax Prosecutor

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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 led four colleagues urging President Biden to appoint a new Assistant Attorney General for the Tax Division. There has not been a Senate-confirmed chief tax federal prosecutor in 2,597 days – over seven years. The letter is signed by Reps. Pascrell, Judy Chu (D-CA-27), Dwight Evans (D...

Pascrell Hails Arrival of Life-changing Child Tax Credit

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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 hailed the sending of Child Tax Credits that will arrive in millions of bank accounts and mailboxes today. All told, approximately 90 percent of American family will receive life-altering child tax credits passed by the Democratic Congress. “Politicians can be prone to hyperbole but no...

Chairman Pascrell Opening Statement at Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on Expanding Housing Access

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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 issued the following statement at the opening of the panel’s hearing on “Expanding Housing Access to All Americans.” (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon and welcome to the Oversight Subcommittee’s hearing on Expanding Housing Access to All Americans. Just two weeks ago our Subcom...

Pascrell Stands with the Cuban People Against Tyranny and Incompetence

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), representing one of the nation’s most vibrant and diverse districts, today spoke in unequivocal support of the Cuban people protesting in the island nation against their tyrannical and incompetent government. “The Cuban people are bravely standing up for the right to live healthy lives in freedom and human dignity. Americans stand with them in their struggle...

Pascrell Celebrates Firing of Social Security Head

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, this evening celebrated President Joe Biden’s firing of Social Security Administration Commissioner Andrew Saul and the resignation of Deputy Commissioner David Black. Pascrell was the first House member to call for their ouster and had been demanding the move for months to protect Social Se...

Pascrell and Menendez Op-ed Highlights New Jersey’s Media Desert

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez have an op-ed in today’s New York Daily News bringing sunlight to New Jersey’s long-barren broadcast news landscape. The members call out WWOR My9 NJ, the state’s only holder of a broadcast license, for decades of ignoring New Jersey On June 24, Pascrell, Menendez, and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Section 331 Obligations C...

Pascrell Announces $12 Billion in New Jersey Transportation Funding Included in INVEST in America Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted for the landmark INVEST in America Act, watershed legislation which will make transformational investments in America’s roads, bridges, trains, and water. The House passed the plan by a vote of 221-201. "This legislation is a monumental down payment on America’s future,” said Rep. Pascrell, a former member of the House Transportation and Infrastru...

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