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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 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 »

Pascrell, Bacon, Hassan, Capito Introduce Resolution Declaring Concussion Awareness Day

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Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02), co-chairs of the Congressional Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force, introduced H.Res 567, a bipartisan resolution in the House of Representatives recognizing September 20 as Concussion Awareness Day. Companion legislation was introduced in the Senate by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). “Fr... Read more »

Pascrell Cheers House Passage of Bipartisan Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chairman of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, celebrated the passage in the House of Representatives of H.R. 6615, the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program Reauthorization Act of 2018. The legislation extends federal TBI programs through 2023. It also authorizes resources to boost the CDC’s efforts to launch a National... Read more »

House Passes Final Defense Authorization Bill With Pascrell, Rooney TBI Amendment

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the conference committee report of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes an amendment from the co-chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Tom Rooney (R-FL). This amendment requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress within 180 days on the implementation of r... Read more »

House Passes Pascrell, Rooney TBI Amendment to Defense Authorization Bill

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Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) offered by the co-chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Tom Rooney (FL-17). This amendment requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress within 180 days on the implementation of recommendations from a recent report from... Read more »

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