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Pascrell, Gottheimer Announce $769K in Federal Grants to Passaic County Community College

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded two grants to Passaic County Community College (PCCC) totaling $769,713. The Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program provides grants to assist colleges in expanding educational opportunities for Hispanic students. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readines...

Pascrell Announces Blue Ribbon Awards for Two New Jersey Schools

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that Christ the Teacher Elementary School in Fort Lee and School 28 Elementary in Paterson have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018 by the U.S. Department of Education. “The Blue Ribbon is the MVP award for American schools. It is given out just once a year, and only to the very best education programs across Am...

Pascrell Announces $50,000 EPA Grant for Paterson Schools

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Today, Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $50,000 to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, to finance food waste reduction education projects in Paterson schools. “This award is great gift for young Patersonians to learn the importance of avoiding food waste. It will help cafeterias and classrooms in Paterson...

Rep. Pascrell Statement on Trump Budget Proposal

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement on President Trump’s FY19 budget request: “President Trump’s budget is a sad joke,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Slashing the federal budget in the name of deficit reduction rings hollow when the Trump Administration championed a deficit-busting $1.5 trill...

Rep. Pascrell Statement on Lack of Bipartisanship in Republican Continuing Resolution

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) issued the following statement today following the passage of a continuing resolution that funds the government into mid-January.. "Today the House of Representatives adjourned for the holidays without finding any resolution to a whole host of issues that are critically important to Americans. Republican House leadership decided not to engage Democratic membe...

Rep. Pascrell: Tax Bill Rewards Donors & Trump Family

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Republican tax bill conference report. "Tax reform should be an opportunity to set a framework in which all Americans are treated fairly, rewarded for their work, and invested in as human capital. Instead, the tax bill Republ...

Rep. Pascrell Statement on Trump Budget Proposal

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), member of the House Budget and Ways and Means Committees, issued the following statement on President Trump’s 2018 budget request. "President Trump has proposed a budget more cruel and extreme than I have ever seen during my time in the Congress. In total, this budget proposal would cut more than $1 trillion from important safety-net programs ...

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, ...

​Pascrell, Menendez, Payne & Fire Safety Advocates Announce Bill Protecting College Students

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Seventeen years after a deadly fire, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), U.S. Representative Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), and fire safety advocates announced a new introduction of the Campus Fire Safety Education Act, which would create a new competitive Campus Fire Safety Education Grant Program at institutions of higher education....

Rep. Pascrell Announces $2 Million for Community College STEM Programs

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PATERSON, N.J. – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) announced $1.95 million in U.S. Department of Education grants for the Hispanic Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (HSI STEM) and Articulation Program. Bergen Community College received $1,121,725 under the grant program and Passaic County Community College received $833,542. “As technology is further i...

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