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Pascrell, Menendez, Booker, Gottheimer Bill to Combat NJ Physician Shortage Passed in 2021 Spending Bill

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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) today applauded the passage of their Supporting Graduate Medical Education at Community Hospitals Act, which was included in the FY21 spending package. This will help address New Jersey’s physician shortage by modifying an out-of-date cap on graduate medical educatio... Read more »

Pascrell Hails Doubling of Key Anti-Terror Grant Funds

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the inclusion of a massive new funding increase for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) in the year-end Omnibus bill passed by Congress last night. The legislation includes $180 million evenly split between the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP).... Read more »

Pascrell, Schneider Lead Colleagues in Demanding Urgent Vaccine Supply and Distribution Answers

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) have led 14 of the their colleagues in a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar demanding urgent answers to questions on the nation’s deployment of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as supply transparency. The letter follows reporting last w... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Omnibus and Pandemic Relief

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of the Fiscal Year 2021 Omnibus and COVID bill put before the House of Representatives. The House passed a larger relief package that has been blocked by Senate Republicans for 219 straight days and a government funding package that was passed nearly five months ago. “It is unconscionable it took this long,” said Rep. Pascrell. “While thi... Read more »

Pascrell, Kelly, Eshoo, McKinley Lead Critical Legislation to Reform Nursing Home Care Amid Pandemic

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As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on America’s nursing homes, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) is leading a bipartisan bill to protect long-term care residents and enhance accountability among the nation’s worst-performing facilities. More than 500 facilities nationwide have consistently failed to meet federal safety and care requirements. Of these 500, only a select few are chosen for t... Read more »

Pascrell, Kelly Demand Urgent Answers on Possible IRS Cyber Breach

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mike Kelly (R-PA-16), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, this afternoon made an urgent inquiry to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig seeking to know if IRS systems were compromised by the recent massive cyber-attack on the United States Government. “In order to assess whether and... Read more »

Ways and Means Democrats Question Trump Administration’s Enforcement of Prohibition of Forced Labor Palm Oil Imports

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Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), led Committee Democrats in requesting more information on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) enforcement strategy to prevent palm oil made from forced and child labor from entering the U... Read more »

Pascrell Demands 126 Members Seeking to Overturn Election Not Be Seated in Congress

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today called on House leaders to sanction Members and exclude from the 117th Congress any Members-elect who are supporting Donald Trump’s efforts to invalidate the 2020 presidential election. Pascrell cites the text of Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment which disqualifies from service any individuals who seek to attack American democracy, as well as Congr... Read more »

Pascrell Announces Federal Housing Aid for Little Ferry, Teaneck

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today applauded the announcement by Governor Phil Murphy that his administration has awarded millions in annual 9% federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to housing developments throughout New Jersey. These federal tax credits will support the development of new apartments for New Jersey families, seniors, and residents with special needs. In the Ninth Congre... Read more »

Pascrell Commends USTR Enforcement to Protect American Dairy Workers

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, today expressed guarded praise of the announcement by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that he would commence the first enforcement action under the recently-renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) against Canada to protect American dairy farmers and workers. “The renegotia... Read more »

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