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Pascrell, Colleagues Applaud Biden Admin Tax Credit Expansion to Support Offshore Wind Projects

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Congressman Bill Pascrell today applauded the Biden Administration for expanding eligibility for an Inflation Reduction Act tax incentive that will support and stimulate more offshore wind projects. This decision follows the urging of Congressman Pascrell, as well as Reps. Joe Courtney (D-CT-02), Seth Magaziner (D-RI-02), Jim Himes (D-CT-04), and 48 other Members of the U.S. House of…

Pascrell Implores House Panel to Address North Jersey Flooding

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment amid flooding across North Jersey communities, seeking greater federal resources to address long-term flooding problems in the Garden State. “Flooding is a recurring problem in my state with severe consequences for communities in the…

Pascrell Leads New Jersey Members in Support of Clean Nuclear Power

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Committee, today led members of Congress from New Jersey calling on the Biden administration to move swiftly in issuing new guidance to facilitate a clean energy nuclear power credit enacted in the landmark Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). “We appreciate the Department’s commitment last…

Pascrell, Menendez Announce $548K in Federal Urban Forest Funds for Kearny

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Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Rob Menendez (D-NJ-08) announced today that Kearny would receive $548,280 in federal funding thanks to Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act. Part of $1 billion in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the grant will help Kearny plant and maintain trees, reduce pollution, prevent flooding, and combat climate change. "I am proud to…

Pascrell Comments on Announced Cleanup Plan at Edgewater Superfund Site

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today commented on the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency that it would begin cleanup efforts of the Quanta Resources superfund site in Edgewater. "I am gratified the EPA is taking another step getting us closer to cleaning up this superfund site in the heart of our community. I look forward to closely reviewing the…

Pascrell Celebrates Announcement on Atlantic Shores Wind Projects in New Jersey

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated an announcement this morning by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) that it would commence next steps in developing new offshore wind projects off the Garden State’s coast. The availability of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for two wind energy projects offshore New Jersey is the next step in helping meet…

Pascrell and Beyer Lead 36 House Members Calling on Treasury Department to Help Accelerate Clean Offshore Wind Energy Projects

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA-08) today led 36 House members calling for federal guidance supporting offshore wind energy projects to facilitate the accelerated growth of clean and safe energy. The members wrote to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pushing her to issue guidance clarifying that the entirety of an offshore wind project,…

Pascrell Reintroduction of Watershed Green New Deal

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced that he was reaffirming his commitment to combating the climate crisis by once again signing onto the reintroduction of the landmark Green New Deal legislation in the 118th Congress. “As the extreme temperatures this week across Asia and Europe well attest, climate change is real, it is powerful, and its impacts are already here,”…

Pascrell Reaffirms Support for Chinese Communist Trade Cheating Crackdown

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 Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today reaffirmed his support for H.R. Res 39, a bipartisan resolution that would impose consequences on the Chinese Communist Party for its trade cheating in the critical solar sector. “This bipartisan bill demonstrates how Congress has the ultimate say on our trade laws,…

Pascrell Announces Over $66 Million in Federal Clean Water Funding for New Jersey

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that New Jersey will receive $66,100,000 from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to address emerging contaminants in drinking water, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The funds announced today will be made available to communities in New Jersey as grants through a new grant program and will help…

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