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Pascrell Commends Committee Passage of Bipartisan Retirement Bill

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, today commented favorably on the passage in the Ways and Means Committee of H.R. 2954, the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2021. The bill expands on the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019 enacted in the 116th Congress. “The first SECURE Act passed ... Read more »

Pascrell, Bacon, Demings, Rutherford Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Trauma Training for Law Enforcement

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), John Rutherford (R-FL-04), Don Bacon (R-NE-02), and Val Demings (D-FL-10) reintroduced their TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act. The legislation would implement several measures to better train law enforcement for interactions with individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “Symptoms of TBI and P... Read more »

Pascrell, Grassley Introduce Bipartisan Legislation for First Responders

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement and Congressional Fire Services Caucuses, and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) have reintroduced their bicameral, bipartisan Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021. The Protecting America’s First Responders Act (PAFRA) of 2021 makes significant improvements to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Public... Read more »

Pascrell and Katko Leads Effort to Double Nonprofit Security Grant Funding

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and John Katko (R-NY-24) today led 143 House colleagues requesting a significant increase in Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) funding for Fiscal Year 2022. In a letter to the Homeland Security Subcommittee, the members officially requested that the NSGP program be funded at $360 million, to be split evenly among the NSGP’s Urban Area Security Initiativ... Read more »

Pascrell and Blumenauer Lead Ways and Means Democrats Combatting Forced Labor Abuses

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03) led 18 Democratic members of the House Ways and Means Committee seeking increased government funding to combat imports to the United States made with forced labor. “[W]e specifically ask that you fund the Office of Trade (OT) at $339,387,000—$50 million above the FY 2021 enacted level of which we urge the Committee to direct U.S... Read more »

Pascrell Announces Winners of 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced the winners of his annual Congressional Art Competition. All submissions can be viewed here and the winners are listed below: 1st place: Left Behind by Gian Lee, Englewood Cliffs 2nd place: Generation Division by Jessalyn Lee, Palisades Park 3rd place: Struggle in Vain by Kyunga Shin, Cresskill “I want to thank everyone who participated in thi... Read more »

Pascrell, Ocasio-Cortez, Kaptur Lead Colleagues Demanding Support for Postal Banking

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14), and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-09), today led 33 House members seeking an expansion of postal banking pilot programs to extend banking services to millions of underbanked Americans and revitalize the Postal Service. “We write to strongly encourage you to include the below language supporting postal non-bank financial services pil... Read more »

Pascrell and Bacon Lead Colleagues Requesting Funding Increases for Traumatic Brain Injury Programs

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02), co-chairs of the Congressional Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force, led a bipartisan contingent of House colleagues requesting funding increases for vital traumatic brain injury (TBI) programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. In a letter to the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, Reps. Pascrell an... Read more »

Pascrell, Hoyer, Fitzpatrick, Bost Lead 47 Members of Congress Urging Funding for Firefighter Cancer Registry

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD-05), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Mike Bost (R-IL-12), the co-chairs of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, led 47 Democrats and Republicans seeking to fund the Firefighter Cancer Registry at the congressionally-authorized level of $2.5 million. Created by Congress in 2018, the Firefighter Cancer Registry is m... Read more »

Pascrell Leads $10 Million Funding Request for Alternatives to Opioids Program

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) is leading an official request to fund the Alternative to Opioids (ALTO) Demonstration program at $10 million for Fiscal Year 2022. The federal program was established by Rep. Pascrell’s Alternatives to Opioids in the Emergency Department Act, which was enacted into law in 2018. The bipartisan funding request letter was also signed by Reps. Diana DeGette (D-C... Read more »

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