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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 »

Senate Passes Pascrell-Authored Bulletproof Vests Grant Legislation

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, celebrated the approval on the Senate floor of H.R. 2379 on the Senate floor. Sponsored by Reps. Pascrell and Peter King (R-NY-02), the legislation permanently authorizes the lifesaving Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program, a federal program that helps state and local law enforcement agencies... Read more »

Pascrell Votes to Strengthen American Health Care

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated the House passage of H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act. The bill will strengthen health care options, reverse Republican sabotage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), rescind the Trump administration’s destructive junk insurance plan rule, and promote competition in the prescription drug marketplac... Read more »

Pascrell Celebrates Awarding of New Tokyo Route to Newark Airport

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), reacted to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that it was selecting four U.S. airlines operating from ten airports to provide new daytime service to Tokyo’s downtown Haneda Airport as early as the summer of 2020. Pascrell, a former member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, wrote to USDOT on March 6... Read more »

Pascrell Lauds House Passage of Bulletproof Vests Grant for Police

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, celebrated the House passage of H.R. 2379, which would reauthorize the lifesaving Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program, a federal program that helps state and local law enforcement agencies purchase bulletproof vests for officers working in the field. The bill was introduced in the House last mo... Read more »

Pascrell Demands Action at Climate Change Hearing

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, praised today’s committee hearing, the Economic and Health Consequences of Climate Change. “Today’s hearing on climate change is part of our preparation for the challenge of our time. Climate change is real and its impacts to our lives is already upon us. In New Jersey we fel... Read more »

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