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Pascrell Celebrates Passage of Landmark Water Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised the passage in the House of Representatives of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (H.R.7575). This legislation authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) work on water resource projects to build and study new lock, damn, levee, and ecosystem projects throughout the nation. Included in the bill are three items... Read more »

Pascrell Blisters Quid Pro Quo Treasury Loan to Beleaguered USPS

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to reports that the U.S. Treasury Department has finally agreed to loan the United States Postal Service (USPS) $10 billion to help the public service weather the COVID-19 pandemic amid Donald Trump’s efforts to destroy the post office. “The U.S. Postal Service stands at the brink of collapse,” said Rep. Pascrell, one of the post office’s strong... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Needed Investment in America’s Child Care

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised House passage of two measures that he cosponsors to invest more than $60 billion in America’s child care industry amid the worsening COVID-19 pandemic. The Child Care is Essential Act (H.R. 7027) would appropriate $50 billion for the establishment of a grant program within the Department of Homeland Security’s Child Care and Development Block Gr... Read more »

Pascrell Applauds Hearing on State Veterans Home Crisis

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today applauded a hearing scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health addressing the nationwide crisis in veterans care homes ravaged by COVID-19. Pascrell has been invited to participate in the meeting and will be submitting testimony on the devastating COVID outbreak at the New Jersey Veterans Home at Paramus (NJV... Read more »

Pascrell Statement on Medical Supply Chain and COVID Pandemic

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) issued a statement at today’s House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee hearing examining how United States trade and manufacturing has been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and what can be done to strengthen the critical medical supply chain. The text of Rep. Pascrell’s statement is provided below. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. Remarks for Trade Subcommitte... Read more »

Pascrell Backs No Ban Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in support of H.R. 2214, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants, or NO BAN Act, legislation to push back on the Trump administration’s anti-immigration crusade. The legislation was approved by the House of Representatives 233-183. “Donald Trump’s closing the golden door of the United States has rendered America a pariah sta... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Expanded Access to Counsel

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in support of H.R. 5581, the Access to Counsel Act of 2020, critical legislation that will ensure the right to access legal counsel for individuals facing immigration inspection upon seeking admission into the United States. The legislation was approved by the House of Representatives this afternoon. “One of the cornerstones of our nation is the r... Read more »

Pascrell Lauds Great American Outdoors Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in support of Senate amendments to H.R. 1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, legislation that will establish an account to reduce the deferred maintenance backlog to protect America’s national parks and public lands, and make the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) a mandatory spending program. “America’s national parks and public lands are ... Read more »

Pascrell, 149 Colleagues Call on Justice Department to Combat Anti-Asian Discrimination

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) joined Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA-33), Judy Chu (D-NY-27), and 147 House colleagues in a bipartisan letter calling on U.S. Attorney General William Barr to publicly condemn acts of anti-Asian bias stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The members also call for Barr to provide regular updates regarding the active steps the Department of Justice is taking and w... Read more »

Pascrell Assails Latest Trump Attempt to Wreck the Census

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today assailed Donald Trump’s directive seeking to block the Census from counting immigrants, his latest attempt to destroy the decennial national count for political purposes. “Last July, the Supreme Court slapped down Donald Trump’s naked attempt to destroy our Census,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Stopped at the ballot box and at the courthouse, Trump is trying to... Read more »

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