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Rep. Pascrell Announces $1.1 Million YouthBuild Grant

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced a $1.1 million grant for New Jersey Community Development Corporation's YouthBuild program in Paterson. NJCDC's $1.1 million award was at the top among recipients across 35 participating states. “I'm proud of the NJCDC and the work of their YouthBuild program engaging at-risk youth in community service and workforce development skills. The...

Rep. Pascrell Sponsors Bill to Fund Lead Testing at Schools and Daycare Centers

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced new legislation that would help schools and childcare centers test their drinking water for potential lead contamination. The bill, a companion to a bill being authored by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), would establish a new federal grant program for childcare centers and schools that choose to test for lead. “From Flint to Newark we hav...

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 on Tax Relief Bill: ‘Far from Perfect’

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement following Congress’ passage of tax extender legislation. The bill, the “Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015,” passed in the House today by a vote of 318-109. Rep. Pascrell was co-lead on several pieces of the bill, including the Teacher Tax Credit and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. “The bill is far from perfect,” Pa...

Pascrell Announces $2.5 Million in Federal Funding For Paterson's Public Schools 15 & 6

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Congressman visits Paterson's Public School 15 to announce funding for the Full Service Community Schools Program Continuing in his commitment to revitalize education and the Paterson community, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) today visited Public School 15 to announce $2.5 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Education’s Full Service Community Schools (FSCS) Program. The ...

Pascrell, Runyan Reintroduce Bill To Bring Transparency To Student Loans

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As the House passed legislation that will retroactively lower interest rates on student loans, Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-9) and Jon Runyan (R-NJ-3) today reintroduced the Christopher Bryski Student Loan Protection Act, legislation that would bring greater transparency to the student loan process for students, their parents, and other loan co-signers.The bill is named after Christopher B...

Rep. Pascrell Joins Local Students To Announce Job Creation Initiative

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TETERBORO – As students across the nation celebrate Career and Technical Education month, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today visited with students and staff of recent National Blue Ribbon recipient Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro to announce an initiative geared towards creating domestic jobs in the students' fields of study. The Bring Jobs Home Act, which President Oba...

Rep. Pascrell Promotes Literacy In Paterson Youth

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Paterson -- Pediatricians at Great Falls Pediatrics are sending families home from checkups with free books and a very important prescription – “read aloud to your children.” Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) visited the health center, not only to cheer them on, but to practice what doctors preach by reading to a group of young patients. "I was thrilled to connect with so many amazing...

Rep. Pascrell Announces $500,000 Federal Grant For Paterson Board Of Education

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-08) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded the Paterson Board of Education a $500,000 grant made available by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will fund the conversion of Schools 6 and 15 in Paterson into Full Service Community Schools (FSCS). The FSCS program encourages an integration of academics,...

Rep. Pascrell Announces Clifton School Recipient Of 2012 National Blue Ribbon School Designation

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-08), a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and House Budget Committee, today announced that Saint Philip the Apostle School in Clifton was designated a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Saint Philip the Apostle School, a pre-k through 8th grade preparatory school located in Clifton, is one of more than 300 schools ...

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