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Pascrell Op-ed: Trump attacks on our military go beyond odious smears

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Reacting to reports that Donald Trump referred to American servicemembers as “losers” and “suckers,” U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has an article in the North Jersey (Bergen) Record detailing Trump’s long record of hostility to the military and to veterans. The full text of Pascrell’s article is provided below. Trump attacks on our military go beyond 'losers,' 'suckers' smears By Bill Pas... Read more »

Trump attacks on our military go beyond 'losers,' 'suckers' smears

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Originally published in the North Jersey (Bergen) Record -- President Donald Trump’s reported desecration of American soldiers who fell in World War I may rank among the worst slurs he has uttered in office. But Trump’s hostility toward troops and veterans is not new. Trump has compiled a record in word and deed that is derisive to the health of service members, especially those who have suffered ... Read more »

Pascrell, Bacon, Hassan, Capito Introduce Resolution Recognizing September 18 as National Concussion Awareness Day

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02) introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House of Representatives recognizing September 18, 2020 as National Concussion Awareness Day. The resolution was also introduced in the Senate by U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). Last year, the lawmakers introduced a similar measure recognizing September 20, 2019 as ... Read more »

House Approves Pascrell-Bacon Traumatic Brain Injury Amendment

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02), co-chairmen of the Congressional Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force, hailed House passage of their amendment to provide $1 million to support the National Concussion Surveillance System (NCSS). The NCSS is critical to accurately determining the incidence of concussions, particularly among the most vulnerable Americans. Rep. Pas... Read more »

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 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, Bacon Keep Pressure on Pentagon

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02), the co-chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, today wrote to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense continuing to seek answers on the extent of U.S. troop injuries from a January 8, 2020 Iranian attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq. Since the attack, the Pentagon has publicly revised the number of troops w... Read more »

Pascrell & Bacon Respond to Trump’s Remarks on Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02), co-chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, expressed concern and disappointment over comments made by President Trump regarding 34 U.S. servicemembers who sustained possible brain injuries during the January 8 attack on the Al-Asad airbase in Iraq. “Brain injury should never be minimized. Unfortunately, too many p... Read more »

Pascrell Assails Trump Comments on Traumatic Brain Injury

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– U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chair and founder of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, today responded to comments made by Donald Trump yesterday denigrating the impact of traumatic brain injury that likened brain injuries to mere “headaches.” Pascrell wrote a letter to the Department of Defense Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness and the Assistant Secretary of Def... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Spending Deal for the American People, Votes Against Border Wall Funding

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) released the following statement regarding the House’s vote to approve the minibus spending bills H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, which is Pascrell’s own bill: “Today the House considered two spending bills to fund our government for the next fiscal year. Both bills contained several of our shared priorities and wins for New Jersey and the American people, in... Read more »

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