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Pascrell and Menendez Sound New Alarms in COVID Drug Politicization

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Continuing their crusade against politicization of the COVID-19 drug approval process by the Trump Administration, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today have written a new letter to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn again urging the FDA to be guided by science and not political considerations in helping find a vaccine. In a s... Read more »

Pascrell Announces Over $9.5 Million in Nonprofit Security Grant Funding for New Jersey

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced the awarding of $9,594,806 in federal security grants to New Jersey through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program Urban Area (NSGP-UA) and Nonprofit Security Grant Program State (NSGP-S), of which $1,089,000 will go to the Ninth Congressional District. New Jersey received the second largest amount of federal funds given to a state this year thr... Read more »

Pascrell Joins Barr Impeachment Resolution

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has joined a resolution to investigate impeachable offenses committed by U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr. Pascrell has been a foremost leader in Congress to demand Barr’s impeachment, leading calls for Barr’s impeachment since May of 2019. In October 2019, he wrote to the District of Columbia and Virginia state bar associations on the rampant violations... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $1.1M CARES Act Grant for Teterboro Airport

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $1,111,111 federal grant for last year’s construction of the 700-foot taxiway at Teterboro Airport. The taxiway will help increase safety and reduce delays at Teterboro by limiting the likelihood of runway incursions. Funding for this grant was provided by the CARES Act, which Pascrell ... Read more »

Pascrell Voices Skepticism as New NAFTA Takes Effect

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee and the Subcommittee on Trade, today issued a statement to mark the new North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) going into effect. “My skepticism of Donald Trump’s administration has been validated time again and the rollout of the renegotiated NAFTA is no different. Mexico’s new labor law require... Read more »

Pascrell Leads 59 Colleagues Demanding Release of Imprisoned Mexican Labor Lawyer

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With the renegotiated North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) coming into force on July 1, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today led 59 of his House colleagues in a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on him to work to secure the release of Mexican labor lawyer Susana Prieto Terrazas, who was arrested and detained by the State of Tamaulipas in Mexico on June 8, 2020 on ... Read more »

Landmark Climate Crisis Action Plan Endorses Pascrell Clean Energy Legislation

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Clean energy legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has been praised in a report by the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis as a legislative solution to combat climate change. The watershed committee report unveiled today endorses Pascrell’s Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act (H.R. 4887), which will reduce reliance on dirty energy sources by bolstering America’s offs... Read more »

Pascrell Votes to Protect Health Care from Trump and Republican Sabotage

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in support of H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, legislation specially crafted to strengthen provisions of the Affordable Care Act against deliberate sabotage by Donald Trump and congressional Republicans. “Americans’ health care is under assault by Republicans and today House Democrats moved urgently to protect... Read more »

Pascrell Assails Supreme Court Dismantling of Consumer Protection Watchdog

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today lambasted the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Seila Law v. Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, which effectively guts the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB). “The Supreme Court’s decision to team up with Donald Trump to destroy the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is a titanic outrage,” said Rep. Pascrell, who voted to create the CFPB. “The CF... Read more »

Pascrell Praises Invalidation of Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo striking down a draconian anti-choice Louisiana law and for now preserving a woman’s right to choose in the United States. “This holding is the right one and a good ruling for freedom,” said Rep. Pascrell, a longtime supporter of a woman’s right to choose. “A woman should... Read more »

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