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NJ Delegation Calls for President to Issue Major Disaster Declaration for 11 Counties Hit Hard by Isaias

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The New Jersey Congressional Delegation today sent a letter to President Trump supporting Governor Phil Murphy’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration, making the state eligible for more federal resources as areas recover from damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias that battered New Jersey in August. The request covers 11 counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Glou... Read more »

Menendez, Pascrell, Pallone Announce $2.4 Million to Prepare for Flooding

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Today, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06) announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $2,419,105 to the state of New Jersey for the purpose of improving and enhancing the state’s flooding mitigation infrastructure. Flooding and water damage as a result of Superstorm Sandy caused unprecedented harm... Read more »

Pascrell Announces Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction Grant for Paterson

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) award to the City of Paterson. This federal investment will allow Paterson to implement municipal compost plans and food waste reduction strategies. “Increasing our composting capacity here in Paterson will help make our city and our enviro... Read more »

Pascrell, Reed, DeFazio, Diaz-Balart Introduce Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act

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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 introduced the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act, legislation that will create a $3,000 tax credit for homes and a $25,000 tax credit for business to help their owners rebuild after natural disasters. In 2019 alone, the United States experienced 14 separate bill... Read more »

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 »

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