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Pascrell Offers Testimony on Veterans Home Covid Crisis

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today submitted testimony before a hearing of the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health addressing the nationwide crisis in veterans care homes ravaged by COVID-19. Pascrell focused heavily on the COVID outbreak at the New Jersey Veterans Home at Paramus (NJVHP), including his efforts to provide relief to the facility, find answers for the devastation... 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 Measures to Aid Injured Servicemembers Pass House

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, praised House passage of provisions he co-authored in H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. The measures ensure blast exposure history will be recorded in medical records of servicemembers, requiring the enclosure of critical details including the date and duratio... Read more »

House Passes Pascrell Measure to Help Injured Servicemembers

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, lauded House passage of a provision he co-authored in H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. Specifically, the measure ensures blast exposure history will be recorded in medical records of servicemembers, requiring the enclosure of critical details including the da... Read more »

Pascrell Statement on the American Airstrikes in Syria

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) issued the following statement after President Trump launched airstrikes against the Syrian regime, days after a brutal chemical attack on civilians in Douma: “This administration is commencing military action without seeking congressional authorization. There has not even been an invitation to debate these strikes. What is our strategy? Have we taken Russia’... 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 »

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 »

Rep. Pascrell Statement on Ukraine Lethal Arms Sales

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) issued the following statement in response to a report that the Trump Administration has approved lethal arms sales to Ukraine. Pascrell is member of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus and represents a large Ukrainian-American population in northern New Jersey. "As an original sponsor of the Ukraine Freedom Support Act, which authorized the Administrati... Read more »

House Passes Final Defense Authorization Bill With Pascrell, Rooney TBI Amendment

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the conference committee report of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes an amendment from the co-chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Tom Rooney (R-FL). This amendment requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress within 180 days on the implementation of r... Read more »

House Passes Pascrell, Rooney TBI Amendment to Defense Authorization Bill

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Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) offered by the co-chairs of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Tom Rooney (FL-17). This amendment requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress within 180 days on the implementation of recommendations from a recent report from... Read more »

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