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Pascrell Sounds Alarm on Amazon Inferno

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to the ongoing fires in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, calling for Congress to pursue courses of action to help stop blazes which threaten to accelerate climate change. “The Amazon is on fire, and if the world does not act, the damage will be irreversible. It provides about 20 percent of the world’s oxygen, making it is quite literally earth’s... Read more »

Menendez, Booker, Pallone, Pascrell Lead Bipartisan, Comprehensive Flood Insurance Reform Bill

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06) and Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) unveiled new, comprehensive, and bipartisan legislation to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years while instituting a series of sweeping reforms to address the waste, abuse, and mismanagement plaguing the system that led to delayed recove... Read more »

Pascrell Demands Action at Climate Change Hearing

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, praised today’s committee hearing, the Economic and Health Consequences of Climate Change. “Today’s hearing on climate change is part of our preparation for the challenge of our time. Climate change is real and its impacts to our lives is already upon us. In New Jersey we fel... Read more »

Pascrell & Sires Ask DEP Commissioner for Keegan Landfill Update

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Albio Sires (D-NJ-08) sent a letter to Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to inquire about the actions the DEP is taking to address health hazards and noxious odors at the Keegan Landfill in Kearny. The letter requests a staff briefing from DEP about the potential health hazards at the s... Read more »

Pascrell Lauds Passage in the House of Climate Action Now Act

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Today U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) praised House passage of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act. Shortly before the House approved H.R. 9, Rep. Pascrell spoke on the House floor to urge support of the bill. Authored by Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL-14) and co-sponsored by Rep. Pascrell, this legislation would ensure the United States honors our commitments detailed in the Paris Agreement and la... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $1.3M Federal Grant for Superstorm Sandy Recovery

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced the awarding of a $1,393,991 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to New Jersey which will be used to restore Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) property damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The funding, made available under the Robert T. Stafford Act, will provide contractors and resources for the repair of facilities still not at full ca... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Green New Deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09) today announced that he had signed on to cosponsor H.Res. 109, the landmark Green New Deal legislation seeking to combat climate change. “Climate change is real, and its impacts are already here. Our earth is warming at alarming rates as the last five years have been the hottest on record. Climate scientists are in universal agreement tha... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $50,000 EPA Grant for Paterson Schools

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Today, Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $50,000 to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, to finance food waste reduction education projects in Paterson schools. “This award is great gift for young Patersonians to learn the importance of avoiding food waste. It will help cafeterias and classrooms in Paterson... Read more »

Six New Jersey Democrats Demand Action on Long-term Flood Insurance Solution

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Today, Representatives Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Albio Sires (D-NJ-08), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) urged the House to take action on H.R. 3285, the Sustainable, Affordable, Fair, and Efficient National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (SAFE NFIP) of 2017. The bill protects policyholders from skyrock... Read more »

Pascrell Assails Republican Blackmail to Force Offshore Drilling on New Jersey

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today attacked a hearing Thursday in a House Committee on Natural Resources subcommittee where Republicans met to discuss legislation that would fine states for taking measures to block drilling off their coastlines. “Here we go again. After passing their tax scam on the backs of New Jersey, after attempting to scuttle funding for the Gateway Tunnel... Read more »

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