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Pascrell, Sires, Menendez Lead New Jersey Delegation Urging the Advancement of the Hudson Tunnel Project

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr (D-NJ-09) and Albio Sires (D-NJ-08), and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) led a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao in support of the Hudson Tunnel Project. The letter, which was also signed by Reps. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10), Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12), Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01)... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $6.5M Railroad Safety Grants to North Jersey

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) had awarded $6,542,353.00 to New Jersey Transit for the implementation of the Positive Train Control system. The DOT award is part of the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program. “New Jerseyans are entitled to the best transportation sys... Read more »

Reichert, Pascrell Highlight Road Security Measure

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Today, U.S. Representatives David Reichert (R-WA-08) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-Chairs of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, touted their recent introduction of House Resolution 1107 supporting the designation of National Secure Your Load Day on June 6 to help stem the problem of road debris causing severe accidents on American roadways. “Highway safety is an important issue, and ... Read more »

Pascrell Statement on Fate of Gateway Tunnel Funding

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) issued the following statement in response to reports that, in a meeting with tristate Republican members, Speaker Paul Ryan suggested stripping federal funding for the Gateway Tunnel project from the Omnibus after veto threats from Donald Trump: “A new tunnel is of critical importance to millions of commuters. It is decisive to the future stability of... Read more »

Pascrell Statement on Report that Trump Wants to Kill Gateway Tunnel Project

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) released the following statement in response to reports that President Trump is seeking to block federal funding for the Gateway Tunnel project: “Just this week, I stood shoulder to shoulder with my Democratic and Republican colleagues in support of funding for the Gateway Tunnel. In the House, we have been led by my friend, Chairman Rodney F... Read more »

Rep. Pascrell Statement on Trump Budget Proposal

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement on President Trump’s FY19 budget request: “President Trump’s budget is a sad joke,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Slashing the federal budget in the name of deficit reduction rings hollow when the Trump Administration championed a deficit-busting $1.5 trill... Read more »

Pascrell Highlights Need for Policy Changes amid NTSB Report on Deadly Hoboken Train Crash

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In response to this morning’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) meeting to consider a Special Investigative Report on the tragic 2016 Hoboken rail crash, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) released the following statement demanding the federal government heed the NTSB recommendation for a federal rule requiring testing and treating train operators for Obstructive Sleep Apnea ... Read more »

Rep. Pascrell Announces $6.2 Million in Federal Dollars To Improve Roadways in Paterson, Clifton

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-9) announced today that the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) approved $6.2 million in federal grants to improve a trio of roadways in Paterson and Clifton. Of the $6.2 million, $3.5 million will be allocated toward improved pedestrian safety measures along Market Street in Paterson, while $2.6 million will be allocated for similar efforts a... Read more »

Rep. Pascrell Statement on Lack of Bipartisanship in Republican Continuing Resolution

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) issued the following statement today following the passage of a continuing resolution that funds the government into mid-January.. "Today the House of Representatives adjourned for the holidays without finding any resolution to a whole host of issues that are critically important to Americans. Republican House leadership decided not to engage Democratic membe... Read more »

Booker, Pascrell Announce Introduction of Legislation Protecting Commuters, Operators from Dangers of Sleep Apnea

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Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the tragic Hoboken rail crash, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) announced the introduction of legislation to protect commuters, rail operators and commercial truck drivers from the dangers of sleep apnea. The legislation, which is cosponsored in the Senate by U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Charles Sc... Read more »

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