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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...

Pascrell, Graves Push to Prevent Higher Flood Insurance Costs

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Garret Graves (R-LA-06) led a letter signed by 38 bipartisan Members of Congress demanding the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Risk Rating 2.0 implementation be postponed to prevent against unreasonable rate hikes unilaterally imposed by Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) new pricing methodology. In their letter to House leadership, t...

Pascrell, 180+ Colleagues Demand Clean Energy Tax Incentives in Infrastructure Package

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-sponsor of the landmark Green New Deal, joined more than 180 lawmakers urging inclusion of clean energy provisions in the upcoming landmark infrastructure package. In their letter to House leadership, Pascrell and his Democratic colleagues argue that inclusion of these provisions will help the clean energy industry recover from COVID-19 and play a critica...

Pascrell, Sherrill, Ossoff Introduce RAISE the Roof Act

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mikie Sherill (D-NJ-11) introduced the Revamping Appropriate Incentives for Solar Energy for (RAISE) the Roof Act, which clarifies and expands the solar investment tax credit (ITC) to include integrated solar roofs. This move would maximize the positive climate and economic impacts of the next generation of solar energy technology. Senator Jon Oss...

Pascrell Leads New Jersey Colleagues Pushing EPA to Advance Hackensack River Cleanup

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today led his colleagues in calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to include the Lower Hackensack River on the National Priorities list and then commence the Superfund cleanup process of the contaminated body of water. The letter is signed by Reps. Pascrell, Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06), Albio Sires (D-NJ-08), an...

Menendez, Booker, Pascrell Introduce Bill to Help Overhaul Aging Water Infrastructure, Replace Lead Pipes

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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today introduced bicameral legislation that creates a new Lead Free America Bond program for local communities seeking to replace lead service lines and other lead water infrastructure. Contaminated drinking water is often the source of lead exposure in communities. Without federal investment, local governments...

Pascrell Leads Legislation to Boost Zero-Emission Energy Production

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), Tom Suozzi (D-NY-03), John Katko (R-NY-24), Danny Davis (D-IL-07), Anthony Brown (D-MD-04), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD-02), Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), Mike Doyle (D-PA-18), and Bobby Rush (D-IL-01) have introduced the Zero-Emission Nuclear Power Production Credit Act of 2021, bipartisan legislation to aid America’s non-emitting elec...

Pascrell Secures Commitment from U.S. Trade Representative to Combat Labor Rights Violations and Fight Climate Change

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, today secured commitments from United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai to raise two labor rights violations and need to improve the collective bargaining legitimation protocols with her Mexican counterparts at the upcoming USMCA Free Trade Commission meeting. This is the first ...

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