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Pascrell Hails House Passage of Bipartisan Water Resources Bill

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated House approval of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) (S. 1811). This legislation authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work on water resource projects to build and study new lock, damn, levee, and ecosystem projects throughout the nation. Included in the final bill are three items Pascrell helped secure in the House b... Read more »

Pascrell, Sherrill Celebrate Inclusion of Peckman River Project in Water Resources Bill

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) today celebrated their successful efforts to incorporate the Peckman River Basin Flood Risk Management project into the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) (S. 1811). The act, which passed in the House this week, authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to build and study new lock, dam, levee, and ecosystem projects thr... Read more »

Pascrell, Fitzpatrick Introduce Green Bill to Boost Renewable Chemicals, Phase-Out Fossil Fuels

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) have introduced the Renewable Chemicals Act, legislation that will create an allocated tax credit for production of qualifying renewable chemicals from biomass or investment in production facilities. The bill will accelerate commercialization of the renewable chemicals and biobased products and help build a resilient biobased ... Read more »

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 »

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