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Pascrell Announces Major $3.3 Million Outdoor Spaces Grant to Passaic County

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced that North Jersey had been awarded $3,349,369 from the Biden administration to renovate North Pulaski Park in Passaic. The funding provided by the U.S. Department of Interior comes after Rep. Pascrell had written the government requesting money to reinvigorate the community space. The funding will be used to install a new, larger playground ar...

Pascrell Hails Massive $228 Million Disaster Grant for New Jersey

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated an announcement by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge that New Jersey will receive $228,346,000 in federal grants to aid communities badly damaged by natural disasters and build inclusive resilience to climate change. The money is part of the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program th...

Pascrell Announces Federal Action to Restore Lower Hackensack River

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the inclusion of the Lower Hackensack River to the agency’s Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL includes sites where releases of contamination pose significant human health and environmental risks. Pascrell led his colleagues in a letter requesting this move by the EPA,...

Pascrell, Wenstrup Lead Colleagues Chasing Chinese Communist Corruption Crackdown

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH-02), today led 13 House colleagues urging the Biden administration to pursue allegations of rampant trade violations by Chinese solar energy companies. “[W]e write to encourage the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to fully and fairly examine allegations that Chinese solar companies are circumventing antidumping and countervailing dut...

Pascrell Announces $15.4 Million to Establish Electric Vehicle Charging Network in New Jersey

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy will provide $15,448,790 to support an electric vehicle charging network in New Jersey. The funds are part of a larger Biden Administration initiative that will provide nearly $5 billion over five years to help states create a national network of charging stations along designated Alternat...

Pascrell, Espaillat Lead Tristate Push to Deliver $1.2M for Hudson Raritan Estuary

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) have led 17 of their colleagues in a letter to House and Senate leaders urging strong support for the $1.2 million dollars allocated for the Hudson Raritan Estuary (HRE) in the FY 2022 Energy and Water Senate Bill. The members call for this funding to be included in the final FY 2022 final conference agreement. “These projects...

Pascrell, Velázquez Announce $6.7 Million to Support the New York and New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Focus Area Study

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Nydia Velázquez (D-NY-07) announced today that under the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, the federal government will award the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) $6,724,000 to support the New York and New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries focus area study. This announcement follows a request last year by Pascrell and Velázqu...

Pascrell Leads New Jersey Democrats in Support of Offshore Wind Project

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this week led all Democratic members of the New Jersey congressional delegation in support of constructing two offshore wind energy generation projects off the Garden State coast. The members emphasize the importance of these projects in continuing New Jersey’s national leadership against climate change. The letter is signed by Rep. Pascrell, Senator Robert M...

Pascrell Praises Historic Wind Energy Announcement

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted positively to today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of the Interior that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will auction nearly half a million acres offshore New Jersey and New York next month to develop six lease areas – the most ever in one auction. These leases will generate power for potentially millions of Americans. “Develo...

Pascrell Announces Funds from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Support Superfund Efforts in Garfield, Kearny

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that New Jersey will receive funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Congress passed in November to initiate cleanup at an orphan Superfund sites in the Ninth Congressional District: the Garfield Groundwater Contamination site in Garfield. Rep. Pascrell supported President Biden’s infrastructure and jobs bill in November, which...

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