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Pascrell Leads Push For Full Funding Of Brain Research

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U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Tim Murphy (R-PA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sent a letter this week urging full funding for the National Institute of Health's (NIH) Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. The request for funding builds on the strong bipartisan effort to improve our understanding of the brain and ...

Rep. Pascrell Responds to President Trump's Budget Proposal

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of the Ways and Means and Budget Committees, released the following statement regarding the proposed budget blueprint issued by President Trump today. "This budget makes severe, draconian, and needless cuts to programs Americans rely on every day – from support for clean air and safe water, to promoting diplomacy abroad, to medical research, ...

Committee Hears Testimony on Pascrell's Youth Sports Concussion Act

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) reacted to consideration of the Youth Sports Concussion Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting young athletes from the dangers of sports-related traumatic brain injuries. The bill, H.R. 4460, was heard today by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade. The Senate version of the legislation a...

Rep. Pascrell Endorses Omnibus Appropriations Bill

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Today, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Budget and Ways & Means Committees, voted in favor or a measure to fund the government. The House adopted the $1.1 trillion Omnibus Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016 by a vote of 316 to 113, and with Senate passage, the bill goes to the President for signature. “While not everything we wanted, I am pleased that this budget ensu...

Rep. Pascrell Calls on ESPN to Combat Concussion Stigma and Admonish Analyst Comments

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, sent the following letter to John Skipper, President of ESPN, regarding recent comments ESPN analysts have made about concussions. “As an organization that employs many retired college and NFL athletes, I would hope that you recognize the influence that your network and its employee...

Pascrell Highlights CDC Report on Student Athlete Concussions

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Garfield, NJ –As student athletes across the nation return to the playing field, today U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Co-founder and Co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, was joined by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials in his efforts to raise awareness about concussions and traumatic brain injury among student athletes. Rep. Pascrell was joined at...

Rep. Pascrell Commends White House Youth Concussion Summit

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, commended President Obama for organizing a Summit at the White House on youth sports safety and concussions. During the summit, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 29th, the President will be joined by young athletes, parents, coaches, academics and experts, athletes, ...

Rep. Pascrell Introduces Legislation Requiring Stronger Standards For Youth Football Helmets

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, was joined by Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) today in introducing bipartisan legislation aimed at protecting youth athletes from the dangers of sports-related traumatic brain injuries. The Youth Sports Concussion Act of 2013 would ensure that new and reconditioned football helmets for h...

Rep. Pascrell Announces Initiative To Protect Young Athletes From TBI

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CLIFTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-08), founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, today joined Dr. Rosemarie Moser, Clifton Mayor James Anzaldi and Clifton Junior Football head coach Joe Gaccione to announce that the Clifton Junior Football League will be instituting new baseline testing on all their athletes to better diagnose and treat Traumatic Brain Injur...

Rep. Pascrell Joins NFL Commissioner and U.S. Army to Announce Traumatic Brain Injury Initiative

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-08) a member of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, joined NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Army Vice Chief of Staff General Lloyd Austin III to announce a joint initiative that will work towards treating and preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) in both athletes on the playing field and soldiers on the battlefield. "It gives me ...

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