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Rep. Pascrell, Sen. Warren Demand Update on Efforts to Protect Servicemembers

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02), co-Chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, and U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) sent a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requesting an update on their efforts to better prevent and protect servicemembers from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The lawmakers' letter comes aft... Read more »

Pascrell Blisters Justice Department Corruption

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) reacted to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice that it would revise down its sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone, a former top Trump advisor who is facing prison for seven federal felonies including obstruction, making false statements, and witness tampering. “This move to protect Donald Trump’s felon friend is obstruction of justice. Plai... Read more »

Pascrell Demands Answers from Barr

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today wrote to Attorney General William Barr regarding potential obstruction of justice by Barr and his department. Pascrell’s letter cites the Justice Department’s unprecedented decision to overturn its own original sentencing recommendation of former Trump advisor Roger Stone, who was convicted of seven federal felonies including obstruction, witness tamper... Read more »

Pascrell Calls on Pentagon to Come Clean on Troop Injuries

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, reacted furiously to a report that the Pentagon would revise up to 100 the number of U.S. troops injured in a January 8 Iranian attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq, marking at least the sixth time the Defense Department has raised the figure since Donald Trump said no servicemembers had ... Read more »

Pascrell, Gottheimer Secure Federal Award to Protect Teaneck Firefighters from Cancer

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) celebrated the awarding of a $45,000 federal grant to the Teaneck Fire Department for equipment to decontaminate firefighters’ gear and help prevent cancer. Pascrell, Gottheimer, and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) helped win this investment for the Teaneck Fire Department. “This federal investment is game-changer for Tea... Read more »

Pascrell Excoriates Trump Budget Proposal

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the House Ways and Means Committee, offered harsh words in response to the Trump administration’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2021. “Donald Trump lied about protecting Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid. This vicious budget will disembowel each program, unleashing unimaginable pain and hardship on the tens of millions of A... Read more »

Pascrell Denounces New Mnuchin Treasury Scandal

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, has written to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin calling for answers to a new report alleging that Mnuchin’s department is providing financial records of Hunter Biden to U.S. senators. “I was encouraged when I read the headline of a report today noting that your department is focusing on rampan... Read more »

Pascrell Nominates Romney, Jones for Profile in Courage Awards

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today nominated U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Doug Jones (D-AL) for the Profile in Courage Award bestowed by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Massachusetts. “The most devastating lesson imparted over these last few years remains that the courage to stand alone against calamity is an impulse tragically absent in so many of our country... Read more »

Pascrell Condemns Vindman Demotion

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today condemned Donald Trump’s removal of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council and from his White House post. “In Donald Trump’s government, the only thing that matters is loyalty to Donald Trump,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Truth, courage, and love of our country are incompatible with serving under Donald Trump. Lt. Col. Vindman ... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Landmark Legislation to Protect Workers’ Right to Organize

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) voted in favor of H.R.2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019. Pascrell cosponsors this comprehensive legislation that would strengthen protections for unionization and help millions of working Americans bargain for higher wages, better benefits, and safer working conditions. “America’s workforce is the backbone of our economy,” said Rep... Read more »

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