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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...

Pascrell Champions Legislation to Support First Responders

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, took to the House floor last night during Police Week to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s law enforcement and urge support for H.R. 2936, the Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021 (PAFRA). PAFRA makes significant improvements to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Public Safety Of...

Pascrell, Bacon, Demings, Rutherford Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Trauma Training for Law Enforcement

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), John Rutherford (R-FL-04), Don Bacon (R-NE-02), and Val Demings (D-FL-10) reintroduced their TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act. The legislation would implement several measures to better train law enforcement for interactions with individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “Symptoms of TBI and P...

Pascrell, Grassley Introduce Bipartisan Legislation for First Responders

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement and Congressional Fire Services Caucuses, and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) have reintroduced their bicameral, bipartisan Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021. The Protecting America’s First Responders Act (PAFRA) of 2021 makes significant improvements to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Public...

Pascrell, Hoyer, Fitzpatrick, Bost Lead 47 Members of Congress Urging Funding for Firefighter Cancer Registry

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD-05), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Mike Bost (R-IL-12), the co-chairs of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, led 47 Democrats and Republicans seeking to fund the Firefighter Cancer Registry at the congressionally-authorized level of $2.5 million. Created by Congress in 2018, the Firefighter Cancer Registry is m...

Pascrell, Fitzpatrick Lead 26 Members of Congress Demanding Funding for Bulletproof Vests

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chair of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) led 26 Democrats and Republicans seeking to fund the Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Program at the authorized level of $30 million in the Fiscal Year 2022. BVP is a federal program that helps state and local law enforcement agencies purchase bulletproof...

Pascrell, Rutherford Lead 159 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, led a bipartisan group of 159 Democrats and Republicans requesting increased funding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriation bill for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) and the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) programs. The diverse ideological cross...

Pascrell, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Commemorating 100th Anniversary of NJ State Police

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Co-Chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, today extended his heartful gratitude to the New Jersey State Police on the occasion of their 100th anniversary and praised their lifesaving efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. To commemorate this anniversary, Rep. Pascrell has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives which can be viewed ...

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