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Pascrell Assails Trump Comments on Traumatic Brain Injury

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– U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chair and founder of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, today responded to comments made by Donald Trump yesterday denigrating the impact of traumatic brain injury that likened brain injuries to mere “headaches.” Pascrell wrote a letter to the Department of Defense Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness and the Assistant Secretary of Def... Read more »

Pascrell, Payne Mark Anniversary of Tragic Seton Hall Dorm Fire

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10) today visited Seton Hall University to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary of the fire at Boland Hall on January 19, 2000. Speaking besides fire survivors Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons, South Orange Fire Chief Daniel Sullivan, New Jersey State Fire Marshall Rich Mikutsky, New Jersey State Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Associ... Read more »

Pascrell Hammers So-Called China Agreement

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, today blasted the announced phase one trade agreement with China. “This so-called deal is nothing to celebrate,” said Rep. Pascrell, a longtime critic of Trump’s trade policies and China’s authoritarian government. “Trump’s announcement is the equivalent of an arsonist demanding credit for putting a... Read more »

Pascrell Celebrates Nonprofit Security Grant Authorization

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today stood with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) to mark the enrollment 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) for four years to protect the safety of non-profits facilities at risk of terrorist atta... Read more »

Pascrell Supports War Powers Resolution

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.Con.Res. 83, legislation that directs Donald Trump to adhere to the War Powers Resolution and “terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran” without a congressional declaration of war or specific statutory authorization. “The Constitution is very clear on its assignment of the war powers... Read more »

Pascrell Calls for De-Escalation

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) reacted to the assassination of Iranian terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani in a United States air strike in Baghdad. "Qassem Soleimani's hands are caked in the blood of innumerable lives lost, including hundreds of Americans. Now, in an action taken without Congressional authorization, the lives of U.S. troops and civilians and the citizens of our allies are u... Read more »

Pascrell Praises Deal to Close Keegan Landfill

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) commended the resolution to permanently shutter the Keegan Landfill in Kearny. The hydrogen sulfide-emitting landfill, which is operated by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), will now be transformed into a public recreation space for Hudson County residents. “Today is a great day for Kearny and Hudson County residents who are entit... Read more »

Pascrell Opposes NAFTA

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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 announced on the House floor he would vote against final passage of H.R. 5430, implementing legislation allowing the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the governments of the United States, Canada, and Mexico to be enacted. Pascrell also opposed reporti... Read more »

Pascrell Votes to Restore SALT Deduction

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Today, longstanding efforts led by U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) to provide tax relief to millions of Americans by repealing much of the cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction paid off with House approval of H.R. 5377, the Restoring Tax Fairness for States and Localities Act. Today’s bill was modeled after Rep. Pascrell’s legislation, H.R. 1142, to fully repeal the SALT cap and p... Read more »

Pascrell Speaks on House Floor for Impeachment

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this evening spoke from the floor of the House of Representatives in favor of impeaching Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction. We are here today because of the failure of so many to cast aside narrow ambition to confront the threat standing before us. Offered the chance to investigate this government together, the other side stonewalled and obstruc... Read more »

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