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Pascrell, Bacon, Demings, Fitzpatrick Introduce Law Enforcement Officer Fair Retirement Act

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Don Bacon (R-NE-02), Val Demings (D-FL-10), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) today introduced the Law Enforcement Officer Fair Retirement Act to ensure federal police and first responders are paid the full compensation they have earned. Even though federal officers must respond to a crisis at any time day or night, because of a technicality under current law...

Pascrell Praises Proposed $360M to Protect Houses of Worship Amid Rising Tide of Domestic Extremism

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised the FY2023 spending bill released by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security which includes the full $360,000,000 for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) long sought by Pascrell and his colleagues to protect houses of worship from rising domestic extremism threats. In May, Reps. Pascrell and Mike McCaul (R-TX-10) annou...

Pascrell Lauds Landmark Executive Order on Policing and Public Safety

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the longtime co-chairman of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, today praised President Biden’s Executive Order to Advance Effective, Accountable Policing and Strengthen Public Safety. “For our nation to truly be united, we must mend frayed trust between our communities and the law enforcement departments that serve them,” said Rep. Pascrell, who for ...

Pascrell Police Training Bill Passes House

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today hailed passage in the House of his legislation, the TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act (H.R. 2992) during National Police Week. The legislation will create enhanced training to help law enforcement and first responders better recognize and treat people suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “It is e...

Pascrell Legislation to Improve Police Trauma Training Advanced by Judiciary Committee

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of his TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act (H.R. 2992) during National Police Week. First proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, National Police Week has grown to a series of events that attracts thousands of law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year to honor those th...

Pascrell, Rutherford Lead 160 Members of Congress in Support of Police Funding

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and John Rutherford (R-FL-04), the co-chairmen of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, are leading a bipartisan group of 160 Democrats and Republicans requesting increased funding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriation bill for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) and the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) programs. The diverse ideologica...

Pascrell Endorses Strong Law Enforcement, Fire Support in Biden Budget

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the longtime co-chair of the House Law Enforcement Caucus and co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus this afternoon praised the strong support for law enforcements agencies and firefighters in President Biden’s just-unveiled new budget framework. Every year, Rep. Pascrell leads a bipartisan coalition of his colleagues demanding the strongest poss...

Pascrell Hails Massive $250 Million Funding to Protect Synagogues, Churches, and Houses of Worship Included in Omnibus Package

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today lauded the inclusion of a titanic $250 million funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) in the new fiscal year 2022 omnibus government funding bill to be voted on later today. These federal funds help project houses of worship, a rise of nearly 40 percent for the critical program over the previous fiscal year. In February 2022, Pascrell l...

Pascrell Leads House and Senate Colleagues Introducing Firefighter Sprinkler Safety Measure

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), John Katko (R-NY-24), and Marie Newman (D-IL-03) and U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help place more sprinklers in older high-rise residential buildings where fires are especially dangerous. The High-Rise Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act will amend the tax code to create a new incentive for bu...

Pascrell Secures $700K Federal Grant to Establish Crime Gun Intelligence Center in Paterson

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a $700,000 federal grant to the Paterson Police Department to establish a Crime Gun Intelligence Center in the Silk City. Today’s grant is part of DOJ’s Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center Integration Initiative, which h...

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