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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 »

Pascrell, Graves, Crist, Rouzer, Mucarsel-Powell, Rooney Demand Changes to National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization

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Today, U.S. Representatives 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) led a letter signed by 64 Members of Congress demanding affordable insurance rates in a long-term National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reauthorization. In the letter addressed to congressional leadershi... Read more »

Pascrell, King Introduce Offshore Wind Power Act

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This week, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Peter T. King (R-NY-02) introduced in the House the Offshore Wind Power Act of 2019 (H.R. 4887). Currently, the federal wind production tax credits (PTC) and investment tax credits (ITC) programs are set to expire next year. With only one offshore wind project producing electricity in the U.S. and many in development, Reps. Pascrell and King’s... Read more »

Pascrell Marks Seventh Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

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Today, U.S. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) released the following statement marking the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated much of New Jersey and displaced thousands from their homes and businesses. “It may be seven years since Hurricane Sandy destroyed homes and businesses across New Jersey, but I have never forgotten the hardships New Jerseyans have faced in its aftermath,” s... Read more »

Pascrell Sounds Alarm on Amazon Inferno

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to the ongoing fires in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, calling for Congress to pursue courses of action to help stop blazes which threaten to accelerate climate change. “The Amazon is on fire, and if the world does not act, the damage will be irreversible. It provides about 20 percent of the world’s oxygen, making it is quite literally earth’s... Read more »

Menendez, Booker, Pallone, Pascrell Lead Bipartisan, Comprehensive Flood Insurance Reform Bill

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06) and Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) unveiled new, comprehensive, and bipartisan legislation to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years while instituting a series of sweeping reforms to address the waste, abuse, and mismanagement plaguing the system that led to delayed recove... Read more »

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