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Pascrell Calls on Federal Reserve to Aid States

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today wrote to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell calling on the Fed to begin buying up municipal debt to give state and local governments flexibility to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. “The burdens weathered by our state, city, and local governments will be astronomical. Many are already now contemplating significant budgetary cuts, many of which will like... Read More »

Pascrell Praises Murphy Leadership to Keep Open Testing Sites

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy for his work to keep open two COVID-19 testing sites in New Jersey, located at Bergen Community College in Paramus and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, that were slated to be closed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Following Governor Murphy’s intervention, FEMA will continue ad... Read More »

Pascrell Mourns Former Assemblyman Louis Gill

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today issued a statement on the passing of former Passaic Assemblyman Louis Gill. “I am mourning my friend Louis Gill today,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Louis’s record of service is unmatched. Louis was a teacher, a city councilor, a state legislator, an activist, a grocer, and a son of Poland and a Pulski Day Grand Marshall. His entire life was dedi... Read More »

Pascrell Leads Full New Jersey House Delegation Demanding Middle Class Tax Relief

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) led New Jersey’s entire House delegation today urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) to include a lifting of the cap of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction in the next emergency relief package considered by the House. The letter builds on recent efforts by several members of the delegation to address SALT in a new stimulus, including... Read More »

Pascrell Announces $14.6M in Emergency COVID Housing Grants

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced that the cities of Clifton, Passaic, and Paterson, as well as Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic counties, had received a total of $14,644,214 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the department’s first allocation of COVID-19 funding to help Americans weather the continuing pandemic. The recove... Read More »

Pascrell Lauds Formation of House Select Committee on Coronavirus Response

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised the formation of a House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Response by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “This move by the Speaker is excellent and essential to fighting the virus,” said Rep. Pascrell. “While we must be focused like a laser on getting more resources to our doctors and nurses and greater direct relief to Americans and small ... Read More »

Menendez, Pascrell Lead NJ, NY Delegations in Pushing Administration to Get CARES Act Funding to Health Care Providers Quickly

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U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today led the New Jersey and New York congressional delegations, including Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kristin Gillibrand (D-NY), in urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expedite the awarding of funds for hospitals and health care providers as appropriated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and ... Read More »

Pascrell Supports Coronavirus Emergency Legislation

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) supports the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to give financial relief and assistance to the growing numbers of Americans upended by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which today passed in the House the Representatives. “This legislation provides life-saving measures of support to the millions of Americans and countless small businesses... Read More »

Pascrell Secures $72K in Coronavirus Response Funding for Paterson

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $72,477 to the Paterson Community Health Center to combat the spread of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Pascrell helped pass the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, signed into law on March 6, which made this funding available for Paters... Read More »

Pascrell Op-ed: We need a wartime president, not an incompetent TV personality

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today published an article in the Star Ledger of New Jersey and on NJ.com excoriating Donald Trump for refusing to fully activate the Defense Production Act to compel American manufacturers to begin immediately producing materials vital to America’s fight against COVID-19, especially masks, gowns, ventilators, and cotton swabs for overwhelmed and under-source... Read More »

Pascrell Puts Workers First in Economic Recovery

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As the COVID-19 pandemic has led to massive layoffs and economic hardship across the United States, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) joined with 101 House colleagues in urging that any economic relief package for industries affected by the pandemic puts workers first and includes corporate accountability measures. “We write to urge that any future legislation considered by the House to provi... Read More »

Pascrell Leads 110 Colleagues Demanding Support for First Responders

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Co-Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, led 110 of his colleagues in urging House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) to ensure that adequate support for America’s first responders is included in further legislation to address the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The letter w... Read More »

Pascrell Asks Credit Card Companies to Suspend Interest, Late Fees

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) joined U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI-01) and 43 other members of Congress in calling on the nation’s largest credit card companies to stop collecting interest and waive all late fees until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended. “The COVID-19 pandemic will present many hardships for Americans across the nation,” the members wrote. “We believe tha... Read More »

Pascrell Calls for Federal Probes of Possible Insider Trading

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today called on U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton to open immediate investigations into possible insider trading by members of the United States Senate. Pascrell’s letter comes after media investigations identified certain senators who conducted large stock sell-offs in the immediate days after rece... Read More »

Pascrell Convenes Local Mayors for Emergency Call on Coronavirus

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today convened mayors from Bergen, Passaic and Hudson counties for a call to discuss efforts to combat the coronavirus epidemic. The mayors asked Pascrell several questions regarding federal support for small businesses, first responders, and individuals experiencing financial hardships. “This morning I was fortunate to speak with mayors from our district’s d... Read More »

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