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Pascrell Police Training Bill Passes House

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today hailed passage in the House of his legislation, the TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act (H.R. 2992) during National Police Week. The legislation will create enhanced training to help law enforcement and first responders better recognize and treat people suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “It is e...

Pascrell Legislation to Improve Police Trauma Training Advanced by Judiciary Committee

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of his TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act (H.R. 2992) during National Police Week. First proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, National Police Week has grown to a series of events that attracts thousands of law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year to honor those th...

Pascrell, Menendez Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Young Athletes

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today reintroduced bicameral legislation today to improve sports safety and protect student athletes from cardiac arrest, concussions, heat-related illness and other on-field or on-court medical emergencies. The Supporting Athletes, Families, and Educators to Protect the Lives of Athletic Youth Act, or SAFE PLAY Act, is the m...

Pascrell, Colleagues Introduce Legislation on Brain Injuries in Survivors of Domestic Violence

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Don Bacon (R-NE-02) and U.S. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect data on the connection between domestic violence and traumatic brain injuries. The Protecting Survivors from Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 2022 wo...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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