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Pascrell Celebrates Funding for New Clifton Emergency Operations Center

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chairman of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, today joined firefighters and local leaders in Clifton today to celebrate his securing over $637,000 in fresh federal funding to help the city construct a new fire station and emergency operations center. “As the longtime co-chairman of the Fire Services Caucus in Congress, I help lead my…

Pascrell Mourns Bobby Allen

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) issued the following statement mourning the passing of NJ FMBA Legislative Chair and Paterson Firefighter Bobby Allen. “I am heartbroken by the loss of my dear friend Bobby Allen, a dedicated firefighter, passionate advocate, and a true hero. Bobby's unwavering commitment to his community and his fellow firefighters exemplified the very best of…

Pascrell Announces $1.34 Million for North Jersey Fire Departments

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that $1,344,000 in federal American Rescue Plan funds has been awarded to 25 fire departments spanning New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District. The funds, originally made available to the state of New Jersey, have now been allocated by the Murphy Administration to support New Jersey firefighters with upgraded equipment, staffing,…

House Approves Pascrell Measure Extending Firefighter Cancer Registry

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The House approved bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) to renew the National Firefighter Registry for Cancer by a vote of 413-to-7. First established in 2018 by the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established a national cancer registry for firefighters to monitor and study the relationship…

Pascrell, Colleagues Demand House Leadership Include Fire Grants and Safety Act in FY24 Appropriations Package

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Today, Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, joined 136 House colleagues on a bipartisan letter to Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, requesting inclusion of the Fire Grants and Safety Act (H.R. 4090) in the FY24 appropriations package. The Fire Grants and Safety Act provides a five-year…

Pascrell Celebrates Paterson Historic Violent Crime Reduction

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Co-Chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, today celebrated the drastic drop in violent crime in Paterson in 2023. “The reduction in violent crime in Paterson is a cause of celebration for our entire community,” said Congressman Pascrell. “Our neighbors have cried out for safer streets and we are finally seeing progress with a huge…

Pascrell Announces Massive $4 Million Investment in North Jersey Law Enforcement

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the Biden administration is awarding $4,094,000 in law enforcement grants to several North Jersey communities. Allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), these grants will support the hiring of 32 new police officers as well as de-escalation training and resources.…

Pascrell Amendment Bolstering Local Fire Department Grants by $20 Million Passes House

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the longtime co-chairman of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, today celebrated passage of his amendment to provide $10 million each in additional funding to the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and to the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) programs. AFG and SAFER provide critical federal aid directly to…

Pascrell Continues Fight for More Funding for Firefighters with Cancer

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has asked members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health to support his legislation (H.R. 3821) to reauthorize the Firefighter Cancer Registry for five years at a higher funding authorization level. Congressman Pascrell helped create the Registry in 2018 through his Firefighter Cancer Registry Act and is now…

Pascrell, Fitzpatrick, Hoyer, and Bost Seek Fresh Support for Firefighter Cancer Registry

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Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), Steny Hoyer (D-MD-05), and Mike Bost (R-IL-12) today announced introduction of legislation to reauthorize the Firefighter Cancer Registry and increase to $5.5 million the authorization funding level through 2028. Created in 2018 by legislation co-led by Congressman Pascrell, the Firefighter Cancer Registry is the…

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