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Pascrell Praises Murphy and Biden for Portal Bridge Build Back Better Breakthrough

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today spoke at the Meadowlands Maintenance Complex in Kearny with President Joe Biden and Governor Phil Murphy about reconstructing the century-old Portal Bridge that has bedeviled Garden State commuters for years. Long considered the linchpin of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) connecting Boston to Washington, D.C., the 110-year-old Portal Bridge carries an...

Pascrell Defends NJ Commuters Against NY’s Flawed Congestion Pricing Scheme

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) spoke in defense of New Jersey commuters this evening at a public hearing on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Central Business District Tolling Program (CBDTP). Rep. Pascrell has been an outspoken opponent of New York’s proposed congestion pricing scheme, which would saddle many New Jersey travelers with excessive fees and taxes. Rep. Pascrel...

Pascrell Announces $12 Billion in New Jersey Transportation Funding Included in INVEST in America Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted for the landmark INVEST in America Act, watershed legislation which will make transformational investments in America’s roads, bridges, trains, and water. The House passed the plan by a vote of 221-201. "This legislation is a monumental down payment on America’s future,” said Rep. Pascrell, a former member of the House Transportation and Infrastru...

Pascrell Announces $3.4 Million Federal Investment in Passaic and Bergen County Infrastructure

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and New Jersey Department of Transportation are allocating $2,700,000 in federal grants to critical local projects in Paterson, Passaic City, and Clifton. The funds come from the federal Transportation Alternatives Program. “These grants will help local communities make long-awai...

Menendez, Booker, Pascrell, Payne, Malinowski Applaud Signing of Portal Bridge Federal Funding Agreement

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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10), and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ-07), today applauded the final execution of a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA), unlocking over $800 million in federal funding for construction of a new Portal North Bridge. NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett today officially signe...

Menendez, Booker, Pascrell Announce $3.4M to Remove Lead Paint in Paterson Low-Income Housing Units

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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (N.J.-09) today announced Paterson was awarded $3,400,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction funding. The city will work with local medical and social service providers to remove lead paint in 66 low-income housing units with children. More than 3,000 chil...

Pascrell, Menendez, Booker, Sires, Payne, Malinowski, Sherrill Announce $248M in Portal Bridge Funding

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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Albio Sires (D-NJ-08), Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ-07), and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) today announced the allocation of $248 million for the Portal Bridge replacement project. This federal funding comes from additional appropriations the congressional delegation suc...

Pascrell Pushes for Major Infrastructure Investment

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, demanded a significant increase in funding for America’s roads, bridges, and tunnel systems. Rep. Pascrell decried neglected initiatives because of lack of federal funding in his home state of New Jersey, stressing the critical need to focus on building infrastructure for succ...

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...

Pascrell, Menendez, Booker Announce Major Federal Investment in Teterboro

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee who served for a decade on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award a contract for the construction of a new air traffic control tower at Teterboro Airport. Walsh Construc...

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