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Menendez, Booker, Pallone, Pascrell Lead Bipartisan, Comprehensive Flood Insurance Reform Bill

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06) and Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) unveiled new, comprehensive, and bipartisan legislation to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years while instituting a series of sweeping reforms to address the waste, abuse, and mismanagement plaguing the system that led to delayed recove... Read More »

Gottheimer, Pascrell, Menendez, Booker Combat Doctor Shortage

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U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) and Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced legislation to fight New Jersey’s impending doctor shortage by increasing graduate medical education slots for community hospitals. The “Supporting Graduate Medical Education at Community Hospitals Act of 2019” corrects an arbitrary cap on hospital... Read More »

Pascrell Rejoices at House Making September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Permanent

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the passage in the House of Representatives of H.R. 1327, the James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act which would provide sustainable funding for 9/11 responders, survivors, and their families. Pascrell spoke strongly in support of the legislation in the well of t... Read More »

House Passes Pascrell Measure to Help Injured Servicemembers

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, lauded House passage of a provision he co-authored in H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. Specifically, the measure ensures blast exposure history will be recorded in medical records of servicemembers, requiring the enclosure of critical details including the da... Read More »

Pascrell Praises Bus Terminal Hearing

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) lauded the first public hearings on the environmental review process for ultimately replacing the long-decrepit Port Authority Bus Terminal, which were held Wednesday evening in Tenafly, New Jersey, and in Midtown Manhattan. “I welcome these public hearings with open arms,” said Rep. Pascrell. “The Port Authority Bus Terminal is a lifeblood artery for million... Read More »

Pascrell Calls for Acosta Impeachment

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today wrote to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10) urging his committee to begin impeachment proceedings against Labor Secretary Alex Acosta for his role in helping coverup the crimes of financier Jeffrey Epstein. “The federal indictment of financier Jeffrey Epstein for child sexual exploitation and human trafficking has horrified mill... Read More »

Pascrell Supports Butch Lewis Act

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) voted in support of H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Plans Act of 2019, commonly referred to as the Butch Lewis Act. Passed out of the Ways and Means Committee, this legislation will help preserve the pensions of retirees and workers through a unique public-private partnership. “I am a proud co-sponsor of the Butch Lewis Act, which addres... Read More »

Pascrell Votes to End Delays for Immigrant Workers

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) voted in support of H.R.1044, the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act. The bill puts an end to the per-country percentage limits that has caused backlogs in the employment-based green card system. This would ensure all are treated equally regardless of their country of birth. This bill would also modify the per-country limits in the family-sponsor... Read More »

Pascrell Slams Trump’s Latest Abuse of Power in Move to Defy Supreme Court

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) condemned Donald Trump’s latest effort to circumvent constitutional norms in his unyielding campaign to corrupt our nation’s cherished census. Last week, the Justice Department replaced the legal team defending Trump’s effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, signaling that Trump’s own lawyers felt they could no longer defend his lies. “Ou... Read More »

Pascrell Celebrates Fair Census

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to reports that the Trump administration will begin printing copies of the 2020 Census without a citizenship question. The action follows the Supreme Court’s decision in Department of Commerce v. City of New York blocking the inclusion of the question. “A fair Census benefits a rich, diverse nation. It helps us grow and meet our full potential a... Read More »

Pascrell Cheers Tax Returns Lawsuit

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, praised the lawsuit filed by the Committee against the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig to compel the release of Donald Trump’s business and personal tax returns pursuant to Chairman Richard Neal’s request for th... Read More »

Pascrell Joins Officials to Unveil new Moonachie Borough Hall

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Moonachie Mayor Dennis Vaccaro, New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy, and state officials unveiled the new Moonachie Borough Hall at 70 Moonachie Road. After the building was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy, Rep. Pascrell helped Moonachie officials negotiate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) over the cost for substantially replacin... Read More »

Pascrell Votes to Protect Election Security

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) praised the passage in the House of H.R. 2722, the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act of 2019. The SAFE Act provides critical funding to states to replace outdated and vulnerable voting equipment, mandates paper ballot voting systems and risk-limiting post-election audits, and imposes strict cybersecurity requirements for both election tec... Read More »

Pascrell Statement on Census, Gerrymandering Supreme Court Decisions

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today commented on the Supreme Court’s decision in Department of Commerce v. New York essentially disallowing a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, while condemning the Court’s 5-to-4 ruling in Rucho v. Common Cause holding that federal courts cannot assess the constitutionality of partisan gerrymanders. “I am pleasantly surprised that the Court has halt... Read More »

Pascrell Blasts Senate Border Supplemental

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today released the following statement after voting against the Senate version of the emergency supplemental spending bill: “I am disgusted by this administration’s venomous treatment of migrants and its utter contempt for humanity. But I am also disgusted by the disrespect emanating from the Senate forcing approval for this lousy package. Donald Trump’s mass... Read More »

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