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Pascrell and Homeland Chair Thompson Demand Answers on New Security Grant Funding Formula

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS-02) have called for answers on how a new scoring system for allocating funds from the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) that incorporates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s social vulnerability index (SVI) impacts New Jersey and Mississippi. The letter asks questions about the new...

Pascrell Announces Over $2 Million in Federal Grants for Safe Routes to School Program

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today $2,078,000 in federal funds to increase route safety and accessibility near K-8 schools in several Bergen and Passaic County towns. The specific allocations for each municipality are as follows: Englewood - $423,000.00; City of Passaic - $425,000.00; Clifton - $568,000.00; Paterson - $662,000.00. “We absolutely must keep students safe b...

Pascrell Tells Medical School Grads “We Are Counting on You”

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today delivered the keynote address at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) graduation ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. There are 250 graduates in the AUA class of 2022, and over 2,000 family members, loved ones, and well-wishers attended the ceremonies. “You carry with you the pride of your communities and their coll...

Pascrell Calls on Senate to Quickly Confirm ATF Chief in Wake of Uvalde School Massacre

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the longtime co-chairman of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, today praised the Senate for holding a hearing on Steve Dettelbach to be the next Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and called on the Senate to expeditiously confirm the clearly qualified nominee. “The unspeakable tragedy at Robb Elementary School adds urgency t...

Pascrell Lauds Landmark Executive Order on Policing and Public Safety

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the longtime co-chairman of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, today praised President Biden’s Executive Order to Advance Effective, Accountable Policing and Strengthen Public Safety. “For our nation to truly be united, we must mend frayed trust between our communities and the law enforcement departments that serve them,” said Rep. Pascrell, who for ...

Pascrell, Neal, Davis Statement on GAO Foster Care Report

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Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL-07), and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) released the following statement after the release of a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on LGBTQ+ youth in the foster care system and ways the U.S. Department of Health and H...

Pascrell Police Training Bill Passes House

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today hailed passage in the House of his legislation, the TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act (H.R. 2992) during National Police Week. The legislation will create enhanced training to help law enforcement and first responders better recognize and treat people suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “It is e...

Pascrell Co-leads 57 Congressmembers Seeking Probe into American Journalist’s Death in Israel

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) co-led a letter with Reps. Andre Carson (D-IN-07) and Lou Correa (D-CA-46), calling on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of State to open investigations into the death of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 in the city of Jenin. “As Members of Congress, we are deeply concerned by the death of Ms. Abu Akl...

Pascrell Convenes Hearing on Tax Fairness and the IRS

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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 convened a hearing on ways the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can help make the U.S. tax system fairer for all Americans. At the hearing, Pascrell helped unveil a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) study he requested which finds auditing rates have steadily plummeted over the l...

Pascrell Praises Biden Admin Again Supporting Mexican Labor Rights

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today praised the Biden administration for its latest trade enforcement action, this time against Panasonic for labor violations against workers and its Reynosa Mexican facility. “Our trade relationship with Mexico will never be strong unless and until workers’ rights are respected,” said Rep. Pascr...

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