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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 ...

Pascrell Announces $42K Federal Grant for Secaucus 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 $42,600 has been awarded to the Secaucus Fire Department as part of the Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) program. Administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the AFG program provides direct support to eligible fire departments to help...

Pascrell Announces $14K Federal Grant for Secaucus 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 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $14,058 federal grant to the Secaucus Fire Department. This federal investment in Hudson County will help Secaucus Fire equip their state-of-the-art fire rescue boat with an electronic communication system which will allow the depar...

Pascrell Praises Biden’s Commitment to Public Safety

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, praised the Biden administration’s recently announced strategy to prevent and respond to gun crime and ensure public safety. As part of the initiative, President Joe Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland convened state and local leaders, including New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, at the Whi...

Pascrell Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, today marked the 20th anniversary of the lifesaving Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, which was created two decades ago by Rep. Pascrell’s FIRE Act. Since its inception, the AFG program has provided $9.25 billion to fire departments nationwide, including $198,500,000 in grants to New Jersey f...

Pascrell Heralds Senate Passage of Vital First Responders Bill

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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 praised the Senate’s passage of Pascrell’s bipartisan Protecting America’s First Responders Act (PAFRA). Sponsored in the upper chamber by U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), PAFRA makes significant improvements to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Public Safety ...

Pascrell, Fitzpatrick, Bost Introduce Fire Station Construction Grants Act

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Michael Bost (R-IL-12), co-chairs of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, today introduced bipartisan legislation that would help construct new fire stations for America’s firefighters. The Fire Station Construction Grants Act would authorize $1 billion in fire station construction grants administered by the Federal Emerg...

Pascrell, Leahy Reintroduce Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today reintroduced the Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act which will finally give the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) the ability to electronically search for the records of guns used in crimes across the country. This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to confirm vet...

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