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Pascrell, King Resolution Designates September as Campus Fire Safety Month

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Peter King (R-NY-02), co-chairs of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, introduced H.Res.528, a resolution designating September as Campus Fire Safety Month to raise awareness about the importance of fire safety on college campuses. “As millions of students are preparing to return to school, now is the ideal time reiterate our commitment to edu... Read more »

Pascrell Rejoices at House Making September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Permanent

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the passage in the House of Representatives of H.R. 1327, the James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act which would provide sustainable funding for 9/11 responders, survivors, and their families. Pascrell spoke strongly in support of the legislation in the well of t... Read more »

Pascrell Wins $5M for Police Bulletproof Vests

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, lauded passage in the House of his amendment to increase federal support for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Program by $5 million. The measure brings funding for the program in the House FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill to its fully authorized level of $30 Million... Read more »

Pascrell Hails House Action to Protect Religious Institutions, Nonprofit Facilities

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) praised passage in the House of Representatives of H.R.2476, the Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019. The bill would formally authorize the Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) at $75 million to protect the safety of non-profits at risk of terrorism, including synagogues, mosques, church... Read more »

Pascrell-Authored Bulletproof Vests Grant Legislation Becomes Law

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, celebrated the signing into law of H.R. 2379, which will permanently authorize the lifesaving Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Program, a federal program that helps state and local law enforcement agencies purchase bulletproof vests for officers working in the field. Sponsored by Reps. Pasc... Read more »

Pascrell Leads Bipartisan Legislation for First Responders

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of both the Congressional Law Enforcement and Fire Services Caucuses, and Reps. Peter King (R-NY-02), Joe Courtney (D-CT-02), John Rutherford (R-FL-04), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-02), Julia Brownley (D-CA-26), Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ-01), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) introduced the Protecting America’s First Responders Act. This bipartisan legis... Read more »

Senate Passes Pascrell-Authored Bulletproof Vests Grant Legislation

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, celebrated the approval on the Senate floor of H.R. 2379 on the Senate floor. Sponsored by Reps. Pascrell and Peter King (R-NY-02), the legislation permanently authorizes the lifesaving Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program, a federal program that helps state and local law enforcement agencies... Read more »

Pascrell Lauds House Passage of Bulletproof Vests Grant for Police

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, celebrated the House passage of H.R. 2379, which would reauthorize the lifesaving Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program, a federal program that helps state and local law enforcement agencies purchase bulletproof vests for officers working in the field. The bill was introduced in the House last mo... Read more »

Pascrell, Rutherford Introduce Bills to Protect Law Enforcement, Mint Commemorative Coin

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and John Rutherford (R-FL-04), the co-chairs of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, introduced two pieces of legislation to support law enforcement initiatives. The Probation Officer Protection Act, H.R. 1866, would give federal probation officers the power to arrest third party individuals that obstruct a parole officer from carrying... Read more »

Pascrell Accepts Legislator of the Year Award From Major County Sheriffs Association

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the longtime co-chair of Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, accepted the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award from the Major County Sheriffs’ Association. The group reserves this annual award for individuals who play a vital role in the support of law enforcement, especially Sheriffs, across the nation. “To say that I am honored to ... Read more »

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