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Pascrell, Rutherford Relaunch the House Law Enforcement Caucus

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and John Rutherford (R-FL-04) relaunched the House Law Enforcement Caucus. Created in 1994, the House Law Enforcement Caucus serves as a clearinghouse for information and grants, and a sounding board for ideas addressing the law enforcement community. The caucus is chaired by Reps. Pascrell and Rutherford. “Law enforcement officers serve every communi... Read more »

Pascrell Announces Major Federal Aid for Fire Departments in Covid Relief Bill

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and his Democratic colleagues passed the American Rescue Plan, comprehensive relief and stimulus legislation that will combat the dual threats of the pandemic and its economic fallout. Co-sponsored by Pascrell, the legislation provides an additional $300 million for federal fire services grants in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to help America’s fire department... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Justice in Policing Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.R. 1280, the Justice in Policing Act, a comprehensive package of police reforms. The bill will ban chokeholds during arrests, outlaw racial profiling, establish a national police misconduct registry, and incentivize use-of-force policies that promote de-escalation. “When enshrined in law, the Justice in Policing Act will create the m... Read more »

Pascrell, Garbarino, Connolly, Fitzpatrick Move to Expand Law Enforcement Retirement Benefits

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Andrew Garbarino (R-NY-02), Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) have reintroduced the Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act, bipartisan legislation that will guarantee that police officers across the federal government receive their full retirement benefits. Because of a loophole in the law, thousands of federal law enforcement officers ... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $58K to Protect Garfield Firefighters from COVID-19

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $58,054 in CARES Act funding to the Garfield Fire Department. The funding was provided through the CARES Act Assistance to Firefighters - COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) grant program, which Rep. Pascrell advocated for as the legi... Read more »

Pascrell Supports New Pandemic Stimulus

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) tonight voted in favor of the $2.2 trillion package of stimulus legislation to help beleaguered Americans survive the pandemic and prevent state and local governments from cutting critical resources. The House of Representatives passed the updated Heroes Act (H.R. 925) by a vote of 214-207. “Americans are suffering. Our nation is burning. Over 205,000 are de... Read more »

Pascrell, Gottheimer Announce $500K School Safety Grant for Teaneck

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) announced today that the Teaneck School District has been awarded a $500,000 federal grant to improve security measures and keep students and teachers safe. The grant was administered through the Justice Department’s School Violence Prevention Program, which was enacted by Congress in the wake of the Parkland school shooting in ... Read more »

Pascrell: Trump has been trying to defund law enforcement for years

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Pushing back on lies from the Trump White House, today U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chairman of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, has an article in the New York Daily News discussing how Donald Trump has sought to defund and denigrate law enforcement throughout his presidency. The full text of Pascrell’s article is provided below. Donald Trump vs. law enforcement: All the ways he... Read more »

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 ... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $166K in Federal Aid for Prospect Park Fire Department

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, announced today that $166,666.67 has been awarded to the Prospect Park Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of self-contained breathing apparatuses for its members. Rep. Pascrell wrote a letter in support of Prospect Park’s application to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Administered b... Read more »

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