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Pascrell Celebrates Korean American Day

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today released the following statement in celebration of Korean American Day 2022: “In North Jersey and across America, Korean Americans have had significant contributions to the success of our communities,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Like so many of our ancestors, immigrants came to this country from Korea to make a better life for themselves and their families. T...

Pascrell Applauds Federal Sedition Charges Against January 6 Conspirator

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this afternoon applauded the arrest and indictment of Stewart Rhodes, a leading figure in the far right Oath Keepers, and 10 others on sedition charges for attempting to overthrow our government by preventing and delaying the lawful count of the electoral college during the January 6, 2021 insurrection on the United States Capitol. “This is an important turni...

Pascrell Praises Historic Wind Energy Announcement

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted positively to today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of the Interior that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will auction nearly half a million acres offshore New Jersey and New York next month to develop six lease areas – the most ever in one auction. These leases will generate power for potentially millions of Americans. “Develo...

Pascrell Announces $1.6 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds for NJ Transit

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $1.6 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to NJ Transit (NJT). These federal transit funds are expected to help NJT maintain service and keep workers on the payroll as the agency continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. “NJ Transit plays an absolutely essential role in our re...

Congressman Continues Colossal College Coaching Contract Code Consistency Check

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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 expanded his probe into bloated college coaching contracts, writing new letters to the Presidents of Michigan State University (MSU) and the University of Miami (Miami), which enjoy federal tax exemption benefits while recently lavishing gigantic contracts on their head football coache...

Pascrell Announces $65,000 Federal Home Loan Bank Grant for Haledon

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York has awarded $65,000 to restore a housing complex in Haledon that supports developmentally disabled individuals. “Every American deserves to have a roof over their head. This federal money we’ve secured today will help house several of our neighbors in Haledon in a safe, structurally-sound building,” ...

Pascrell Op-ed Urges Fight for American Democracy

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today published an op-ed in the Bergen Record of New Jersey laying out how America must continue to defend our democracy against creeping authoritarianism. Text of Rep. Pascrell’s article is below. Jan. 6: We cannot cease our defense of American democracy By Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. On the one-year anniversary of the insurrection on the United States Capitol, ...

Pascrell Seeks Help for Cresskill Resiliency after Tropical Storm Ida

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today requested full-fledged federal support for to study on how to protect Cresskill from future flood events after Tropical Storm Ida caused upwards of $20 million in damage to the borough. In a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor, Pascrell urged support for a request by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protect...

Pascrell Announces Positive Covid Test

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced that he had registered a positive test for COVID-19. “Today I tested positive for COVID,” said Rep. Pascrell. “I am fully vaccinated and boostered. Blessedly my symptoms are mild. I am working from home and will closely monitor my health. Omicron spreads like wildfire and is no joke. If you haven’t yet get off your butt and get vaccinated and ...

Pascrell Mourns Russell Graddy

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this evening mourned the passing of Paterson icon Russell Graddy. “All our streets are mourning. I never called him anything but Russell because my respect for Russell Graddy was overwhelming. But you could get no better pulse for Paterson than over a cup of coffee at his restaurant. For his whole life, Russell was a trailblazer and looked out for community f...

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