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Pascrell Opening Statement on Nursing Home Reform at Markup of Build Back Better Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, issued the following statement as the panel considers measures relating to skilled nursing facilities at markup of the Build Back Better Act. Chairman Pascrell Opening Statement (as prepared for delivery) Our nursing home population has been disproportionately devastated by this virus. While...

Pascrell, Sayegh Announce $4 Million Health Literacy Grant for Paterson

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh today announced a $4,000,000 federal grant to improve heath literacy and increase vaccination rates in Paterson. Today’s Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 grant is part of the Biden Administration’s larger efforts to encourage COVID-19 safety and vaccination among underserved populat...

Pascrell, McKinley Celebrate Administration Insisting Insurance Companies Make COVID Testing, Vaccines Free

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and David McKinley (R-WV-01) celebrated the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finally insisting that all insurance companies make COVID-19 testing and vaccines free. The decision follows calls led by Pascrell, McKinley, and 50 members demanding HHS make all testing free to all Americans. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed by C...

Pascrell Announces Over $500 Million in Pandemic Recovery Funds for North Jersey

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced the allocation of hundreds of millions in federal COVID-19 recovery funds for New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District. The funds will be provided through the U.S. Treasury Department’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program. The program was created by the historic American Rescue Plan that was passed by Congress and signed...

Pascrell Announces $1.2 Million American Rescue Plan Grant for NJ Department of Health

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a $1,208,546 home visiting grant to the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). This major federal investment in New Jersey will help NJDOH deliver comprehensive and high-quality health services to children and families living in communities at risk for poor maternal and ...

Neal, Pascrell Applaud IRS for Tireless Work Distributing Stimulus Checks

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Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) released the following statement applauding the Internal Revenue Service’s work sending out the stimulus checks and supplemental payments to Americans in need: “Millions of Americans are depending on these direct stimulus payments, and we are glad to hear that v...

Pascrell Announces $3.7M American Rescue Plan Grant for Paterson Community Health Center

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,702,250 to the Paterson Community Health Center to assist the center in providing primary health care to low-income Paterson residents. Funding for the grant was provided by President Biden’s landmark American Rescue Plan, which Rep. Pascrell helped pass earlier this month. “...

Pascrell, Kelly, Eshoo, McKinley Lead Legislation to Reform Nursing Home Care

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As the pandemic has unleashed unfathomable death on the residents of nursing homes, today U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) is leading bipartisan legislation to protect long-term care residents and strengthen facility accountability. In sum, more than 500 facilities nationwide have consistently failed to meet federal safety and care requirements. Of these 500, only a select few are chosen for...

Higgins, Pascrell Hail IRS Move to Allow Americans to Keep Full Stimulus Payments

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U.S. Reps. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Subcommittee on Oversight, today celebrated a decision by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to allow recipients of stimulus checks under the CARES Act to enjoy their full stimulus award. Under the IRS’s move, Americans who claim the R...

Pascrell Votes for Historic American Rescue Plan

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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. Pascrell. “T...

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