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Pascrell Marks LGBTQ+ Pride Month

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today recognized the beginning of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, a four-week celebration of the work, sacrifices, and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. “North Jersey is blessed to have a large and vibrant LGBTQ+ community,” said Rep. Pascrell, who last month celebrated the Pride Flag Raising in Rutherford. “Our national marking of Pride Month is a breathing symbol ... Read More »

Pascrell Statement on the Tragic Death of George Floyd

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today issued a statement on the tragic death of George Floyd, and the subsequent civil unrest ongoing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “The video of Mr. Floyd’s asphyxiation is one of the most upsetting things any of us has ever watched,” said Rep. Pascrell, the co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus. “It was a wicked, evil act. If the local prosecuto... Read More »

Pascrell Supports Pandemic Aid for Small Businesses

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.R. 7010, legislation he co-sponsored, to provide more clarity on the purpose of the Paycheck Protection Program as small businesses continue to weather the COVID-19 crisis. The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act will give small businesses more time to use emergency loans under the program by extending the eight-week period i... Read More »

Pascrell Bill Supporting Heroic First Responders Passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised House passage of his Public Safety Officer Pandemic Response Act (H.R. 6509), which will ensure that public safety officers who contract COVID-19 in the line of duty are eligible for benefits for their families should they become disabled or die from the virus. Pascrell introduced the legislation last month with House Judiciar... Read More »

Pascrell Highlights Unequal Covid Impact on Minority Communities

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today participated in an important committee hearing on the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 virus on communities of color in America. “Before this crisis, we knew about the cracks in our health care system. But this pandemic has turned those cracks into chasms as the burdens ... Read More »

Pascrell, Menendez, Booker, Sires, Payne, Malinowski Announce $91.5M to Advance Portal Bridge Replacement, NEC Upgrades

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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Albio Sires (D-NJ-08), Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ-07) today announced more than $91.5 million in funding from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to advance replacement of the Portal Bridge and make other upgrades to improve service along Amtrak’s Northeast Corri... Read More »

Pascrell, Grassley, Durbin, Gosar, Khanna, Pallone, Gooden Lead Overhaul to H1-B, L-1 Visa Programs

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Paul Gosar (R-AZ-04), Ro Khanna (D-CA-17), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06), and Lance Gooden (R-TX-05) introduced legislation to reform and close loopholes in the H-1B and L-1 visa programs. Their H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act will reduce fraud and abuse, provide protections for American workers and visa holders, and require more transparency in the recr... Read More »

Pascrell Reintroduces Bring Jobs Home Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today reintroduced the Bring Jobs Home Act, legislation which seeks to cut taxes for American companies that move jobs to the U.S. from another nation, and also would close tax loopholes that reward companies shipping jobs overseas. Pascrell’s bill is cosponsored by... Read More »

Pascrell Demands Investigation of USPS Turmoil

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today called for an immediate investigation of turmoil at the United States Postal Service (USPS), purportedly stemming from a pattern of interference engineered by the Trump administration in its efforts to destabilize the post office. “I write to request an investigation by the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General to determine whethe... Read More »

Pascrell Urges Support for Dominican American Voting

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) is urging swift action to ensure Dominican Americans can vote. In letters to Dr. Julio César Castaños Guzmán, President of the Central Electoral Board of the Dominican Republic, and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Pascrell urges both to provide help to enfranchise Dominican Americans in the fast-approaching July 5th general elections in the Dominican Republi... Read More »

During National Police Week Pascrell Lauds HEROES Act Support for Police, First Responders

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chairman of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, today touted a raft of funding and support for America’s law enforcement included in the emergency Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act (H.R. 6800) that the House of Representatives is slated to consider Friday. “That this landmark legislation is called the H... Read More »

Pascrell Hails $1.4 Billion Award to NJ TRANSIT

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the awarding of $1.4 billion to New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT). The funding is being dispersed through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748) passed by Congress last month and will be used to help sustain agency operations during the ongoing pandemic. Importantly, the grant is 100 percent federa... Read More »

Pascrell & Porter: Ticketmaster Needs to Do More to Refund Fans

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Katie Porter (D-CA-45) today published an article in Billboard reiterating their calls for Ticketmaster to offer refunds to customers who purchased tickets for events postponed due to COVID-19. After Ticketmaster had refused to issue refunds to many customers, on April 16 Pascrell and Porter demanded Ticketmaster change its policy, which the company then... Read More »

Pascrell Highlights FTC Tickets Workshop Report

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to a report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recapping the findings of its 2019 “That’s The Ticket” workshop on pervasive problems in the corrupted live events ticket market. “The FTC’s findings show a ticket marketplace in turmoil and in desperate need of changes,” said Rep. Pascrell, a longtime congressional advocate... Read More »

Pascrell Sounds Alarm on Rise in Antisemitism

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today condemned the rise in antisemitic acts in the United States and demanded urgent action to curb these hateful trends. Per a study released by the Anti-Defamation League, the United States saw 2,107 antisemitic incidents in 2019, including 463 in New Jersey alone. The national tally represents a whopping 12% increase in incidents from 2018,... Read More »

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