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Pascrell, Gottheimer Applaud Reports of Grand Jury Investigation into Paramus Veterans Home

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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 incompeten... Read more »

Pascrell Celebrates Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

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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 defense two days before Christmas,” said Rep. Pascr... Read more »

Pascrell Decries Politicization of Nursing Home Crisis

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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 Jersey, I have... Read more »

Pascrell, Gottheimer Statement on New Positive Case at State-Run Paramus Veterans Home

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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 this state... Read more »

Pascrell, Gottheimer Applaud Replacement of Paramus Veterans Home Head

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) this afternoon praised the replacement of Paramus Veterans Home CEO Matthew Schottlander by Governor Phil Murphy. They released the following joint statement. “Today’s announcement is a long time coming. The explosion of COVID-19 demanded transparency, honesty, cooperation, and competency, and the people in charge at the state-r... Read more »

Pascrell, Gottheimer Praise New Jersey Attorney General Probe into Veterans Home Deaths

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9), and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) today lauded reports that New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has launched a probe into the dozens of deaths in state veterans and nursing home facilities. “The deaths of so many of our veterans and seniors will long remain one of the greatest tragedies of this pandemic,” said Rep. Pascrell. “It is so painful because many of th... Read more »

Pascrell Op-ed: Trump attacks on our military go beyond odious smears

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Reacting to reports that Donald Trump referred to American servicemembers as “losers” and “suckers,” U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has an article in the North Jersey (Bergen) Record detailing Trump’s long record of hostility to the military and to veterans. The full text of Pascrell’s article is provided below. Trump attacks on our military go beyond 'losers,' 'suckers' smears By Bill Pas... Read more »

Trump attacks on our military go beyond 'losers,' 'suckers' smears

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Originally published in the North Jersey (Bergen) Record -- President Donald Trump’s reported desecration of American soldiers who fell in World War I may rank among the worst slurs he has uttered in office. But Trump’s hostility toward troops and veterans is not new. Trump has compiled a record in word and deed that is derisive to the health of service members, especially those who have suffered ... Read more »

Pascrell & Gottheimer Demand Resignation of Paramus Veterans Home CEO

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) today demanded the resignation of Matthew Schottlander, Chief Executive Officer of the state-run New Jersey Veterans Home in Paramus, New Jersey. The tragedy at Paramus resulted in the deaths of dozens of residents and an employee, and the endangerment of many more. Since April, the two congressmen have monitored the crisis clos... Read more »

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 »

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