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Pascrell, Menendez Lead New Jersey Members Sounding Alarm on Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Hole

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today led five New Jersey delegation colleagues sounding the alarm about a significant hole in the pharmaceutical supply chain. In a letter to President Biden, the members highlight a shortage of packaging materials used for cartons for prescription drugs which threatens the distribution of scores of prescription drugs, inclu...

Pascrell, Sherrill Lead Colleagues Demanding Additional Funding for COVID Therapies

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11), today led 21 House colleagues urging Appropriations leaders to provide additional funding for new COVID-19 therapies in the Fiscal Year 2022 package currently being crafted. “Giving the American people access to new treatments is one of the federal government’s most critical missions during this phase of the COVID-19 response. H...

Pascrell, Peters Press Medicare to Cover Covid Tests

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Scott Peters (D-CA-52) are calling on the Biden administration to provide full reimbursement to Medicare recipients who purchase at-home COVID-19 tests. Recently, the Biden administration required commercial insurers to cover the cost of at-home covid tests. “We write today to urge you to take immediate action to ensure that those covered by Medicare hav...

Pascrell First Responder Benefits Bill Clears House

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement and Congressional Fire Services Caucuses, today celebrated the House’s passage of the Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021 (PAFRA). This legislation is sponsored in the House (H.R. 2936) by Rep. Pascrell and in the upper chamber (S. 1511) by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA). PAFRA makes significant i...

Pascrell Announces $653K 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 $653,450 to the Paterson Community Health Center to help the center modernize and continue providing primary healthcare to low-income Paterson residents. Funding for this grant was provided by the historic American Rescue Plan, which Pascrell and congressional Democrats passed i...

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 ...

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