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Pascrell Celebrates Passage of Landmark Water Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised the passage in the House of Representatives of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (H.R.7575). This legislation authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) work on water resource projects to build and study new lock, damn, levee, and ecosystem projects throughout the nation. Included in the bill are three items... Read more »

Pascrell Lauds Great American Outdoors Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in support of Senate amendments to H.R. 1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, legislation that will establish an account to reduce the deferred maintenance backlog to protect America’s national parks and public lands, and make the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) a mandatory spending program. “America’s national parks and public lands are ... Read more »

Landmark Climate Crisis Action Plan Endorses Pascrell Clean Energy Legislation

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Clean energy legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has been praised in a report by the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis as a legislative solution to combat climate change. The watershed committee report unveiled today endorses Pascrell’s Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act (H.R. 4887), which will reduce reliance on dirty energy sources by bolstering America’s offs... Read more »

Pascrell Offshore Wind Provision Included in Landmark Infrastructure Package

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Clean energy legislation led by U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has been included in the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), a transformational infrastructure package that makes investments in our nation’s transportation systems and clean energy sectors. H.R. 2 incorporates Pascrell’s Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act (H.R. 4887), which would help reduce reliance on dirtier energy sources by b... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $1.5M to Keep Lead Out of School Drinking Water

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,537,000 in federal funding to assist New Jersey with identifying sources of lead in drinking water in schools or childcare facilities “From Flint to Newark, we have witnessed firsthand the devastating effects lead can have on our drinking water and on our communities. It is cri... Read more »

Pascrell Praises Deal to Close Keegan Landfill

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) commended the resolution to permanently shutter the Keegan Landfill in Kearny. The hydrogen sulfide-emitting landfill, which is operated by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), will now be transformed into a public recreation space for Hudson County residents. “Today is a great day for Kearny and Hudson County residents who are entit... Read more »

Pascrell, Colleagues Condemn Trump’s Abandonment of Paris Climate Agreement

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-sponsor of the landmark Green New Deal, Friday offered his support for H.Res.743, a House resolution condemning the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. The resolution was introduced after the Trump administration initiated the formal withdrawal process to remove the United States from the landmark pact to address ... Read more »

Pascrell Clean Energy Bill Included in Landmark GREEN Act

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Today, milestone clean energy legislation authored by U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the exclusive House Ways and Means Committee, was included in the GREEN ACT, a package of bills to combat climate change by facilitating more renewable energy options. Today’s announcement comes on the heels of an announcement by Governor Phil Murphy and former Vice President A... Read more »

Pascrell Comments on Peckman Flood Study

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U.S. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) regarding the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report & Environmental Assessment (DIFR/EA) for the Peckman River Basin, which runs through portions of Essex and Passaic Counties. In the letter to the Project Manager, Rep. Pascrell requests an explanation for how potential remedies might impact flood conditions ... Read more »

Pascrell, Graves, Crist, Rouzer, Mucarsel-Powell, and Rooney Praise FEMA Delay of Risk Rating

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Garret Graves (R-LA-06), Charlie Crist (D-FL-13), David Rouzer (R-NC-07), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL-26), and Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) today applauded the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to delay implementation of new flood insurance rates from October 1, 2020 to October 1, 2021. The decision comes after the members led over 60 of thei... Read more »

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