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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 »

Pascrell Announces $88K Award to Garfield Fire Department

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), co-chair of the House Fire Services Caucus, announced that the Garfield Fire Department has been awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for $88,000. It will be used to increase Garfield’s hiring and staffing capabilities. “We wrote the SAFER Act for precisely this ... Read more »

Pascrell, Menendez, Booker Announce $1.2M Award to Passaic Fire Department

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), co-chair of the House Fire Services Caucus, and Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced that the Passaic Fire Department has been awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for $1,212,209. It will be used to add eight firefighters to the department, ... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $47K Federal Grant to Paterson Fire Department

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, announced the awarding of a $47,390 federal Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) to the Paterson Fire Department. Administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, the AFG program provides direct support to eligible fire departments to help them meet the dem... Read more »

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