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Pascrell, Rooney, Hatch, and Casey Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Tom Rooney (R-FL-17) and Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statements after introducing the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Reauthorization Act of 2018 in the Senate and House of Representatives. The legislation extends the federal TBI program through 2024. It also authorizes resources to boost the CDC’s recent e... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $3.3M Award for Paterson Community Health Center

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,336,144 to the Paterson Community Health Center to provide primary health care to low-income residents. "The Paterson Community Health Center provides vital healthcare services to those in our community who need it most. With this federal grant, the center’s staff can continue t... Read more »

Pascrell Heralds the Start of Health Care Open Enrollment

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PATERSON, NJ – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. urged all Americans to use this short six-week open enrollment period to sign up for their 2019 health coverage and offered resources for help to do so. The marketplaces will be open from November 1st to December 15th, 2018. “Today marks the beginning of open enrollment for healthcare coverage,” said Rep. Pascrell. “I strongly urge all New Jerseya... Read more »

Pascrell Celebrates Passage of Alternatives to Opioids Legislation

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated the final passage of H.R. 5197, the Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act. Pascrell is the primary House sponsor of the legislation which is modeled on an innovative program that reduces the use of opioids, pioneered at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. Sens. Booker and Menendez are the s... Read more »

House Passes Pascrell Alternatives to Opioids Legislation

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today applauded the passage in the House of Representatives of H.R. 5197, the Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act. Pascrell is the primary House sponsor of the legislation which is modeled on an innovative program that reduces the use of opioids, pioneered at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey. “I am heart... Read more »

Pascrell Statement on President Trump’s Prescription Drug Price Proposal

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) issued the following statement on President Trump’s proposal to address the high price of prescription drugs: “Yet again we see that this administration's stock in trade is breaking promises. After making repeated guarantees to push Medicare to negotiate drug prices, Donald Trump is showing he never had any intention of doing anything meaningful to ... Read more »

House Committee Advances Pascrell Alternatives to Opioids Bill

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) issued the following statement after the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act and advanced the bill to the full chamber: “In just two years, the ALTO program of St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey has successfully decreased emergency department opioid prescrip... Read more »

Pascrell Statement on the Trump Administration’s Rescissions Demands

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s demand to rescind $15 billion in federal funding to critical departments and programs. “Mere months after passing a trillion-dollar tax scam designed to further enrich the top one percent, Republicans are now saying we need to reign in spending. After ordering the steak,... Read more »

Pascrell, Booker, Menendez Visit St. Joseph’s Medical Center to Tout Non-Opioid Alternatives Legislation

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), and Sens. Cory A. Booker (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) spoke at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson to highlight their legislation that seeks to boost hospitals’ resources to curb the national opioid epidemic. The bicameral, bipartisan legislation is modeled on a program begun in Paterson. After years of ravaging communities across America, the opioi... Read more »

Pascrell Hosts Annual Congressional Health Fair in Englewood

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) held his annual Congressional Health Fair today at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The event offered free health screenings and provided information about the numerous services available to local residents. “It brings me great pride to see the residents of my district taking proactive steps to maintain their health," said Rep. Pascrell. "The health of ... Read more »

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