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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Rep. Pascrell Seeks Answers on Immigrant Military Recruitment Program Pause

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) sent a letter today to the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense regarding immigrant soldiers and delays in their path to citizenship. The letter expresses concerns with the impact that recent changes to the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program has had on immigrant military recruits. Rep.…

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…

Rep. Pascrell asks Defense Dept. to Consider Brain Injury Study Recommendations

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis asking for the implementation of recommendations in a Government Accountability Office report issued yesterday entitled “Actions Needed to Ensure Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Are Considered in Misconduct Separations.” "I urge you and…

Rep. Pascrell Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) today released the follow statement in response to the U.S. airstrikes in Syria: "Seeing how the President did a 180 degree shift of his viewpoint on the utility of striking Syria, I hope he will also shift his thinking on Syrian refugee ban. 'No child of God should ever' be shunned from our shores after fleeing civil war and the murderous Assad…

Rep. Pascrell Responds to President Trump's Budget Proposal

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of the Ways and Means and Budget Committees, released the following statement regarding the proposed budget blueprint issued by President Trump today. "This budget makes severe, draconian, and needless cuts to programs Americans rely on every day – from support for clean air and safe water, to promoting diplomacy abroad, to…

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