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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...

First Responders Celebrate Pascrell’s Benefits Bill, $4.2 Million in Law Enforcement Grants

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today joined with police and fire officials, union representatives, and local leaders to announce two milestone achievements for America’s first responders. The group celebrated the signing into law of Rep. Pascrell’s Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021 (PAFRA), which significantly improves federal death and disability benefits for first respond...

Pascrell, Grassley First Responder Bill Signed into Law at White House

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus and Congressional Fire Services Caucus, and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today celebrated the signing into law of their Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021 (PAFRA) at the White House by President Biden. At the ceremony, the Federal Offic...

Pascrell, Biden Announce $4.2 Million for Passaic County Police Departments

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $3,772,096 in Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Grants to the City of Paterson and $500,000 to Prospect Park. These major federal grants will support the hiring of 20 new police officers in Paterson and four in Prospect Park. President Biden made today’s grant announcement ...

Pascrell First Responder Benefits Bill Clears House

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement and Congressional Fire Services Caucuses, today celebrated the House’s passage of the Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021 (PAFRA). This legislation is sponsored in the House (H.R. 2936) by Rep. Pascrell and in the upper chamber (S. 1511) by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA). PAFRA makes significant i...

Pascrell Announces $203K in Law Enforcement Grants for Passaic County Departments

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that Paterson, Clifton, and the City of Passaic have been awarded $203,161 in federal Justice Assistance Grant funding by the U.S. Department of Justice. The grants are funded by the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which Rep. Pascrell has championed throughout his time in Congress. With Rep. Pascrell’s support, Paterson...

Pascrell Legislation to Build, Restore Firehouses Included in Reconciliation Proposal

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, hailed the inclusion of $718 million in funding for Fire Station Construction Grants in today’s budget reconciliation proposal put forth by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. In June, Rep. Pascrell introduced the Fire Station Construction Grants Act (H.R. 3728) to authorize fire station ...

Pascrell Secures $965K for Bergen County Firefighters

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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 $727,272 to the Cliffside Park Fire Department and $238,095 to the Rutherford Fire Department. Rep. Pascrell worked closely with DHS to secure these Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program awards for North Jersey’s Braves...

Pascrell Announces $291,000 for Fire Departments in Englewood, City of Passaic

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chairman of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) of $142,650.91 to the Passaic Fire Department and $148,786.36 to the Englewood Fire Department. Administered by DHS, the AFG program provides direct support to eligible fire departments ...

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