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Pascrell Supports New Pandemic Stimulus

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) tonight voted in favor of the $2.2 trillion package of stimulus legislation to help beleaguered Americans survive the pandemic and prevent state and local governments from cutting critical resources. The House of Representatives passed the updated Heroes Act (H.R. 925) by a vote of 214-207. “Americans are suffering. Our nation is burning. Over 205,000 are de... Read more »

Pascrell, Gottheimer Announce $500K School Safety Grant for Teaneck

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) announced today that the Teaneck School District has been awarded a $500,000 federal grant to improve security measures and keep students and teachers safe. The grant was administered through the Justice Department’s School Violence Prevention Program, which was enacted by Congress in the wake of the Parkland school shooting in ... Read more »

Pascrell: Trump has been trying to defund law enforcement for years

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Pushing back on lies from the Trump White House, today U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chairman of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, has an article in the New York Daily News discussing how Donald Trump has sought to defund and denigrate law enforcement throughout his presidency. The full text of Pascrell’s article is provided below. Donald Trump vs. law enforcement: All the ways he... Read more »

Pascrell Assails Another Act of Rightwing Domestic Terrorism

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. reacted to the murder of two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin by a rightwing domestic terrorist. “The cold-blooded murder of two Americans in Kenosha is an act of deranged terrorism,” said Rep. Pascrell, who has been sounding the alarm in Congress on domestic extremism for over a decade. “The fact is that domestic extremism is not a both-sides problem. Violence must never ... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $166K in Federal Aid for Prospect Park 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 $166,666.67 has been awarded to the Prospect Park Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of self-contained breathing apparatuses for its members. Rep. Pascrell wrote a letter in support of Prospect Park’s application to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Administered b... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $100K Federal Grant to Protect Clifton Firefighters

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded $100,235.26 to the Clifton Fire Department. Funding for the award was provided by the CARES Act Assistance to Firefighters – COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) grant program, which Rep. Pascrell advocated for as the legislation was crafte... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $16K CARES Act Award for Englewood 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 (DHS) has awarded a $16,152.58 CARES Act grant to the Englewood Fire Department. Rep. Pascrell has been in contact with DHS advocating for Englewood to receive this award. Funding for the award was provided through the CARES Act Assistance to Fir... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $187K for Firefighters in Haledon, Leonia

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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 $187,126.67 in emergency CARES Act grants to the fire departments of Haledon and Leonia. The funding was provided through the CARES Act Assistance to Firefighters - COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) grant program, which Rep. Pascrell advo... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $22K in CARES Act Grants 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 has awarded emergency CARES Act grants to the fire departments of Tenafly and Saddle Brook. The funding was provided through the CARES Act Assistance to Firefighters - COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) grant program, which Rep. Pascrell advocated for... Read more »

Pascrell Praises House Approval of Legislation to Support First Responders

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised House passage of the Safeguarding America's First Responders Act of 2020 (S.3607), which will ensure that public safety officers who contract COVID-19 in the line of duty are eligible for benefits for their families should they become disabled or die from the virus. Rep. Pascrell and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY-10) introduced... Read more »

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