U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this afternoon hailed an announcement by bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that they will block plans to close several Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, effectively saving from closure the Paterson Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) which serves veterans in northern and central New Jersey. The senators’ move… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today called on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to halt its misguided plan to close the Paterson Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 2 which serves veterans in northern and central New Jersey.
“I write today to express my frustration and anger with some of the Department of Veterans… Read more »
PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, has an op-ed on Wall Street’s growing control of the health care industry, particularly in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. The piece in the Bergen Record of New Jersey builds on Pascrell’s March 25 oversight hearing highlighting how private equity-owned… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted emphatically for passage of the American Rescue Plan, comprehensive relief and stimulus legislation put forth by Democrats to confront the dual threats of the continuing pandemic and its economic fallout.
“At moments of enormous national crisis, government has risen to the moment. The American Rescue Plan does so once more,” said Rep.… Read more »
Representatives Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-9) today reintroduced their legislation to improve oversight of long-term care facilities and protect seniors and workers. While only 0.5 percent of U.S. residents live in nursing homes, individuals in nursing homes account for more than a third of the nation’s COVID-19 deaths.
“Too many Americans have died in… Read more »
U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced their legislation to restore regulations regarding infection control and emergency preparedness in skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities.
“The impact of COVID-19 on our nation has been devastating. The impact of the virus on our nursing homes has been… Read more »
U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) today praised reports of an opening of a criminal probe of the Paramus Veterans Home and the unspeakable deaths that occurred at the facility.
"The handling of the Paramus Veterans Home during the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest tragedies our state has ever witnessed,” said Reps. Pascrell and Gottheimer. “The… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) tonight celebrated the House’s lopsided vote to override Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
“No American should ever forget that Donald Trump blocked a pay raise to the troops, resources to strengthen cyber security, parental leave for federal employees, and funding for our… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to the Department of Justice’s escalation of a political probe into COVID-19 deaths in public nursing homes.
“No one in their right mind would question the gravity of our nursing home crises. The devastation the virus has wrought on our seniors across the entire nation is one of the greatest tragedies in our modern history. In New… Read more »
Today, Tuesday, October 27, 2020, U.S. Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9) released the following statement regarding the first positive COVID-19 case in several months at the state-run Paramus Veterans Memorial Home, where, earlier this year, 89 residents and 1 staff member died from COVID-19.
“We are deeply concerned about the possibility of an outbreak at… Read more »