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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Rep. Pascrell Statement on NTSB Opening Dockets in Fatal Hoboken Terminal Crash

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) responded to the opening of the dockets for the fatal, Sept. 29, 2016, NJ Transit commuter rail collision in Hoboken, N.J., as well as the Jan. 4, 2017, Long Island Rail Road collision at the Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, N.Y. The dockets were made public Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as part of its ongoing investig...

Rep. Pascrell Announces $66M in Homeland Security Grants for New Jersey

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) announced $66,169,252 in federal funds awarded to New Jersey under the Homeland Security Preparedness Grant programs. The funding, through the Fiscal Year 2017, include State Homeland Security Program, Urban Area Security Initiative, Emergency Management Performance Grant Program, Nonprofit Security Grant Program, Port Security Grant Program, T...

New Jersey House Members Praise $10M Grant to Install Positive Train Control

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Today, all twelve New Jersey U.S. House Representatives lauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s $10 million grant to New Jersey Transit (NJT) to advance its implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) along its rail lines. U.S. Representatives Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02), Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), Chris Smith (NJ-04), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Frank Pallone (NJ-06), Leona...

Rep. Pascrell Statement on Trump Budget Proposal

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), member of the House Budget and Ways and Means Committees, issued the following statement on President Trump’s 2018 budget request. "President Trump has proposed a budget more cruel and extreme than I have ever seen during my time in the Congress. In total, this budget proposal would cut more than $1 trillion from important safety-net programs ...

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