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Pascrell, Rice Applaud Landmark Offshore Wind Energy Area Announcement

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY-04) applauded the Biden administration’s announcement today designating a new priority Wind Energy Area in the New York Bight to clear the way for offshore wind development off the coasts of New York and New Jersey. Today’s announcement follows a bipartisan letter that Pascrell, Rice, and members of the New York and New Jersey congres... Read more »

Pascrell, Pallone Push Postponement for National Flood Insurance Changes

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06), the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging the National Flood Insurance Program’s Risk Rating 2.0 implementation be postponed to ensure transparency in the process and fairness for New Jersey policyholders. “We write to urge you to postpo... Read more »

Pascrell, Reed, DeFazio, Diaz-Balart Reintroduce Disaster Aid Bill

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Tom Reed (R-NY-23), Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) today reintroduced the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act, bipartisan legislation that will create a $3,000 tax credit for homes and a $25,000 tax credit for businesses to help their owners rebuild after natural disasters. In 2020, the United States experienced 22 sep... Read more »

Pascrell Leads NJ Delegation Members in Support of Harbor and Tributaries Study

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) led members of the New Jersey congressional delegation urging the Biden administration to include funding for the Hudson-Raritan Estuary (HRE) Ecosystem Restoration project in the President’s soon-to-unveiled Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget. The HRE is designed as an estuary of national significance under the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Pr... Read more »

Pascrell, Velázquez Lead New York and New Jersey Colleagues Supporting Harbor and Tributaries Study

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Nydia Velázquez (D-NY-07) today led their colleagues in the New York and New Jersey congressional delegations urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to extend the deadline of a water resources management study critical to the region. The approvals for the New York and New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries focus area study are needed to protect trista... Read more »

Pascrell, Rice Lead NJ, NY Members Demanding Federal Action on Offshore Wind Development

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY-04) today led a bipartisan contingent of New Jersey and New York lawmakers requesting urgent action on offshore wind development. The Members sent a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), a federal agency within the Department of the Interior, requesting that the agency designate final Wind Energy Areas in the New Yor... Read more »

Pascrell Leads 122 Members Calling on Biden to Support Including Paris Climate Agreement in New NAFTA

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today led 122 of his House colleagues calling on the incoming Biden administration to expand on its commitment to rejoin the Paris Agreement by working with the governments of Canada and Mexico to include the agreement in the recently-renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “[W]e strongly urge you to take your commitment to rejoin the Paris ... Read more »

Pascrell Hails House Passage of Bipartisan Water Resources Bill

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated House approval of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) (S. 1811). This legislation authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work on water resource projects to build and study new lock, damn, levee, and ecosystem projects throughout the nation. Included in the final bill are three items Pascrell helped secure in the House b... Read more »

Pascrell, Sherrill Celebrate Inclusion of Peckman River Project in Water Resources Bill

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) today celebrated their successful efforts to incorporate the Peckman River Basin Flood Risk Management project into the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) (S. 1811). The act, which passed in the House this week, authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to build and study new lock, dam, levee, and ecosystem projects thr... Read more »

Pascrell, Fitzpatrick Introduce Green Bill to Boost Renewable Chemicals, Phase-Out Fossil Fuels

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) have introduced the Renewable Chemicals Act, legislation that will create an allocated tax credit for production of qualifying renewable chemicals from biomass or investment in production facilities. The bill will accelerate commercialization of the renewable chemicals and biobased products and help build a resilient biobased ... Read more »

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