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Pascrell Celebrates Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) tonight celebrated the House’s lopsided vote to override Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “No American should ever forget that Donald Trump blocked a pay raise to the troops, resources to strengthen cyber security, parental leave for federal employees, and funding for our defense two days before Christmas,” said Rep. Pascr...

Pascrell Hails Doubling of Key Anti-Terror Grant Funds

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the inclusion of a massive new funding increase for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) in the year-end Omnibus bill passed by Congress last night. The legislation includes $180 million evenly split between the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP)....

Pascrell Backs Condemnation of Psychotic Cult

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H. Res. 1154, a House resolution condemning the violent psychotic and antisemitic cult “qanon” and rejecting the conspiracy theories it promotes. “Human civilization is built on trust in knowledge and charity towards our neighbors,” said Rep. Pascrell. “This psychotic cult, rooted in fantasies of violence and antisemitism, is an enemy ...

Pascrell Assails Another Act of Rightwing Domestic Terrorism

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. reacted to the murder of two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin by a rightwing domestic terrorist. “The cold-blooded murder of two Americans in Kenosha is an act of deranged terrorism,” said Rep. Pascrell, who has been sounding the alarm in Congress on domestic extremism for over a decade. “The fact is that domestic extremism is not a both-sides problem. Violence must never ...

Pascrell, Murphy, Jeh Johnson Discuss Methods to Stop Growing Threat of Domestic Extremism

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Governor Phil Murphy, and former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson held a roundtable discussion in Garfield, New Jersey, with local law enforcement, elected officials, and religious leaders on the rise of domestic extremism and efforts to combat it. “Let’s not mince words: Right-wing domestic extremism is on the rise and needs more...

Pascrell Reads Steele Dossier into Congressional Record

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Yesterday, after months of misleading statements by President Trump and his associates regarding their contacts with Russian officials, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to officially read the “Steele Dossier” into the Congressional Record. The dossier is a collection of short reports produced in 2016 alleging, among other things, multiple con...

Pascrell Blasts Trump “Deal” With ZTE

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Today, Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, criticized the announcement by the Trump White House that it would seek to allow the U.S.-sanctioned Chinese company ZTE to buy American technology. “ZTE poses a grave national security threat and harms U.S. jobs and economic growth. We know this because it has already been banned fr...

Rep. Pascrell Statement on Trump Budget Proposal

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement on President Trump’s FY19 budget request: “President Trump’s budget is a sad joke,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Slashing the federal budget in the name of deficit reduction rings hollow when the Trump Administration championed a deficit-busting $1.5 trill...

Rep. Pascrell Statement on Lack of Bipartisanship in Republican Continuing Resolution

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) issued the following statement today following the passage of a continuing resolution that funds the government into mid-January.. "Today the House of Representatives adjourned for the holidays without finding any resolution to a whole host of issues that are critically important to Americans. Republican House leadership decided not to engage Democratic membe...

Rep. Pascrell Statement Defending FBI from Attacks of Credibility & Professionalism

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, issued the following statement today regarding the coordinated public attacks on the credibility and professionalism of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). "As a co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, I believe the brave men and women who serve our nation as members of the Federal Bu...

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