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Pascrell Condemns Disgraceful Republican Blockade of January 6 Commission

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today condemned Senate Republicans’ blocking of the formation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 terrorist riot on the United States Capitol. Pascrell voted for the creation of the commission in the House last week. That measure was supported by all House Democrats and 35 House Republicans. “This week, Officer Brian Sicknick’s grieving mo...

Pascrell Continues to Highlight Mexican Labor Violations

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) continued his call for addressing the rampant labor violations at General Motors (GM) plant in Silao. “Real labor reform was the promise of NAFTA 2.0 and now we must demand real results. All reports of intimidation and harassment of workers at the General Motors Silao plant by the corrupt protection union, including accusations of trying to buy votes, is una...

Pascrell, Leahy Reintroduce Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today reintroduced the Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act which will finally give the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) the ability to electronically search for the records of guns used in crimes across the country. This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to confirm vet...

Pascrell Criticizes Removal of Russian Sanctions

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today pushed back on a decision by the U.S. State Department to lift sanctions against the Russian Federation involving the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as new diplomatic talks are set to open between Washington and Moscow. “Now is no moment to lift congressionally mandated sanctions aimed against Vladimir Putin’s government and influence operations,” said Rep. Pas...

Pascrell Praises Partner with Korea Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated reintroduction of the Partner with Korea Act, bipartisan legislation that encourages greater ties between American and Korean businesses. This legislation directly supports the Biden administration’s efforts to deepen relations with South Korea and its introduction precedes the May 21 summit between President Biden and South Korean President Moon J...

Pascrell Votes for January 6 Commission

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the first member of Congress to demand consequences for seditious members, today voted in favor of forming a landmark bipartisan panel to investigate the January 6, 2021 terror attack on the United States Capitol. Pascrell has been outspoken in demanding accountability for the terror riot and Republican attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. On...

Pascrell Touts $78 Million to New Jersey for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today touted over $78 Million in grants to New Jersey as part of the watershed American Rescue Plan. Dispersed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Garden State will receive get $39,121,366 for the Mental Health Block Grant Supplement and $38,907,646 for the Substance Abuse Block Grant Supplement. “The American Rescue Plan con...

Pascrell Hails House Passage of COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

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To combat the surge in discriminatory attacks on Asian American communities during the pandemic, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. Rep. Pascrell cosponsors a companion bill in the House. This legislation establishes greater federal government oversight of COVID-19 hate crimes, and requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide Congres...

Pascrell Denounces Continued Middle East Violence

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today condemned the continuing firing of deadly rockets into Israel by the terror group Hamas and the growing regional violence. In a statement last week, Rep. Pascrell called for an end to hostilities. “The continued violence in the Middle East is horrifying the entire world. The Israelis and Palestinians must each urgently de-escalate to avoid a deadly war ...

Pascrell Announces $3.4 Million Federal Investment in Passaic and Bergen County Infrastructure

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and New Jersey Department of Transportation are allocating $2,700,000 in federal grants to critical local projects in Paterson, Passaic City, and Clifton. The funds come from the federal Transportation Alternatives Program. “These grants will help local communities make long-awai...

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