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Pascrell Bill Supporting Heroic First Responders Passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised House passage of his Public Safety Officer Pandemic Response Act (H.R. 6509), 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. Pascrell introduced the legislation last month with House Judiciar... Read more »

Leahy, Pascrell, King Introduce Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY-02) today introduced the Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act which will finally give the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) the ability to electronically search for the records of guns used in crimes across the country. “Americans would be appalled at the state of crime gun tra... Read more »

Pascrell Vilifies Court Rubberstamping of Trump Extortion

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today assailed a decision by a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit which would allow the Trump administration to continue withholding congressionally-approved funds to seven states and New York City. “This decision by these judges is nothing less than a greenlight for Donald Trump to continue his extortion against New Jersey and... Read more »

Pascrell Decries DHS Shortchanging New Jersey Security Support

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today raised strong objections to a notice issued by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announcing that New Jersey would be eligible for less FY2020 funding in the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) than it received in the previous year. The SHSP provides federal... Read more »

Pascrell, Gottheimer Secure Federal Award to Protect Teaneck Firefighters from Cancer

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) celebrated the awarding of a $45,000 federal grant to the Teaneck Fire Department for equipment to decontaminate firefighters’ gear and help prevent cancer. Pascrell, Gottheimer, and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) helped win this investment for the Teaneck Fire Department. “This federal investment is game-changer for Tea... Read more »

Pascrell State of the Union Guest Highlights Fight Against Antisemitism

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At tonight’s annual State of the Union address before Congress, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.’s (D-NJ-09) guest is Rabbi Zev Reichman, who serves as head of East Hill Synagogue in Englewood, New Jersey and as a teacher at the Torah Academy of Bergen County in Teaneck, New Jersey. “I am delighted to welcome my friend Rabbi Reichman to the United States Capitol,” said Rep. Pascrell, a longtime leader... Read more »

Pascrell, Payne Mark Anniversary of Tragic Seton Hall Dorm Fire

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10) today visited Seton Hall University to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary of the fire at Boland Hall on January 19, 2000. Speaking besides fire survivors Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons, South Orange Fire Chief Daniel Sullivan, New Jersey State Fire Marshall Rich Mikutsky, New Jersey State Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Associ... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Spending Deal for the American People, Votes Against Border Wall Funding

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) released the following statement regarding the House’s vote to approve the minibus spending bills H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865, which is Pascrell’s own bill: “Today the House considered two spending bills to fund our government for the next fiscal year. Both bills contained several of our shared priorities and wins for New Jersey and the American people, in... Read more »

Pascrell Mourns Jersey City Terror Attack

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today mourned the death of several victims, including Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals and Leah Minda Ferencz and Moshe Deutsch, the owners of the Jersey City Kosher market that was attacked by terrorists. “I am devastated by the terrorist attack in Jersey City. The loss of life is unbearable. Detective Seals was a son of North Arlington and the fath... Read more »

Pascrell Tax Deduction for First Responders Approved

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09)’s H.R. 5342, the Supporting America’s First Responders Act of 2019, was advanced by the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee as part of legislation to restore the state and local tax deduction. First responders, including police, firefighters, and EMTs, often have to pay for their own uniforms and the costs of uniform maintenance, paying out-of-pocket f... Read more »

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