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Pallone, Pascrell Call for Comprehensive Flood Insurance Reform Legislation

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Today, U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) released the following statement on national flood insurance legislation: “Our constituents and all Americans deserve a long-term flood insurance program reauthorization that improves the program based on the realities experienced in the aftermath of major flooding and storms. In our home state of New Jersey and across the... Read More »

Pascrell Wins $10 million for Alternatives to Opioids Program

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) hailed House approval of his bipartisan amendment funding the Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department demonstration program. By a vote of 382-32 vote, the House approved $10 million to fully fund this new program created by a Pascrell authored law. Today’s amendment was cosponsored by Reps. David McKinley (R-WV-01), Diana DeGette (D-CO-01), a... Read More »

Pascrell, Pallone, Blumenthal Reintroduce BOSS Act

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today reintroduced his BOSS Act legislation to provide needed transparency and regulation to the badly corrupted primary and second live events ticket marketplace. The House legislation is also cosponsored by Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ-08... Read More »

Pascrell Wins Funding for Firefighter Cancer Registry

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated the passage in the House of Representatives of an amendment which will allocate $900,000 to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to bring funding for the Firefighter Cancer Registry to its fully authorized level of $2.5 million. “For years we sought the creation of a cancer registry so that firefighters who put their lives in danger are protected ... Read More »

Pascrell Blasts IRS Regulations

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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, criticized just-announced IRS regulations that bar attempts by New Jersey and other states to bypass the onerous cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions imposed by the Republican tax scam law of 2017. “This Trump administration seems to wake up in the morning trying to think up ... Read More »

Pascrell Applauds Federal Trade Commission Ticket Workshop

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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, offered qualified praise for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for holding a workshop on consumer protection issues in the online event ticket marketplace. The workshop heard from consumer advocates, trade association representatives, academics and government officials to assess pra... Read More »

Pascrell Hails House Action to Protect Religious Institutions, Nonprofit Facilities

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) praised passage in the House of Representatives of H.R.2476, the Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019. The bill would formally authorize the Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) at $75 million to protect the safety of non-profits at risk of terrorism, including synagogues, mosques, church... Read More »

Pascrell Announces $920K in Federal Transportation Grants to Leonia

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. announced the awarding of a $920,000 federal grant to the borough of Leonia under the Transportation Alternatives Set-Asides (TA Set-Asides) program. The money will help fund measures to increase pedestrian safety through Leonia’s Broad Avenue Complete Streets Improvement Project. “Increasing and maintaining pedestrian safety within our communities is central to... Read More »

Pascrell Votes in Support of Dreamers

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. lauded today’s passage in the House of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019. This legislation would offer a path to permanent legal status for millions of undocumented immigrant youths, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The bill would provide protections for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure... Read More »

Pascrell Responds to Mueller Statement

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) reacted to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference summarizing the findings of his investigation. “I thank Mr. Mueller for his service to our country in this matter and throughout his career and wish him well in private life. I take three principal conclusions from his press conference. “First, Attorney General William Barr’s claim that the ... Read More »

Pascrell-Authored Bulletproof Vests Grant Legislation Becomes Law

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, celebrated the signing into law of H.R. 2379, which will permanently authorize the lifesaving Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Program, a federal program that helps state and local law enforcement agencies purchase bulletproof vests for officers working in the field. Sponsored by Reps. Pasc... Read More »

Pascrell Applauds House Passage of the SECURE Act

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) lauded the passage in the House of H.R. 1994, the bipartisan SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act. As New Jersey’s only member of the exclusive Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Pascrell helped advance this bill through committee passage last month. Importantly, H.R. 1994 also includes a provision which will provide urgent ta... Read More »

Pascrell Calls for Expanded Investigation of Trump Tax Stonewall

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) reacted to a new report that a confidential Internal Revenue Service analysis concluded that the agency had to provide Donald Trump’s tax returns to Congress pursuant to Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal’s (D-MA-01) request under 26 U.S. Code § 6103(f). “Steve Mnuchin’s performance this morning was typically embarrassing in its obfu... Read More »

Pascrell Reacts to Tariffs Deal

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways Means Subcommittee on Trade, reacted to published reports that the United States, Canada, and Mexico have come to an agreement to erase Donald Trump’s imposed tariffs on aluminum and steel imports in the drive to come to a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “While I have yet to see the proclamation, if these re... Read More »

Pascrell Leads Bipartisan Legislation for First Responders

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of both the Congressional Law Enforcement and Fire Services Caucuses, and Reps. Peter King (R-NY-02), Joe Courtney (D-CT-02), John Rutherford (R-FL-04), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02), Julia Brownley (D-CA-26), Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ-01), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) introduced the Protecting America’s First Responders Act. This bipartisan legis... Read More »

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