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Sherrill, Pascrell Reintroduce Legislation to Improve Oversight, Safety at Nursing Homes

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Representatives Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-9) today reintroduced their legislation to improve oversight of long-term care facilities and protect seniors and workers. While only 0.5 percent of U.S. residents live in nursing homes, individuals in nursing homes account for more than a third of the nation’s COVID-19 deaths. “Too many Americans have died in nursing homes duri...

Pascrell, Sherrill, Menendez Introduce Oversight Overhaul for Pandemic-Plagued Nursing Homes

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced their legislation to restore regulations regarding infection control and emergency preparedness in skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities. “The impact of COVID-19 on our nation has been devastating. The impact of the virus on our nursing homes has been cataclysmic,” sa...

Pascrell Convenes Local Mayors for Emergency Call on Vaccines, COVID Relief

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today convened officials from New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional district in Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties for a call to discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and to coordinate vaccination efforts. The mayors asked Pascrell several questions regarding local needs including, vaccination infrastructure, how to secure more doses for their cities and town...

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...

Pascrell Votes to Send Americans $2000

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the House Ways and Means Committee, tonight praised the passage in the House of the Caring for Americans with Supplemental Help (CASH) Act (H.R.9051) to increase recently authorized Economic Impact Payments to $2,000 to help Americans survive during the pandemic. “The suffering of our nation is palpable and devastating,” said Rep....

Pascrell, Menendez, Booker, Gottheimer Bill to Combat NJ Physician Shortage Passed in 2021 Spending Bill

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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) today applauded the passage of their Supporting Graduate Medical Education at Community Hospitals Act, which was included in the FY21 spending package. This will help address New Jersey’s physician shortage by modifying an out-of-date cap on graduate medical educatio...

Pascrell, Schneider Lead Colleagues in Demanding Urgent Vaccine Supply and Distribution Answers

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) have led 14 of the their colleagues in a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar demanding urgent answers to questions on the nation’s deployment of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as supply transparency. The letter follows reporting last w...

Pascrell Supports Omnibus and Pandemic Relief

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of the Fiscal Year 2021 Omnibus and COVID bill put before the House of Representatives. The House passed a larger relief package that has been blocked by Senate Republicans for 219 straight days and a government funding package that was passed nearly five months ago. “It is unconscionable it took this long,” said Rep. Pascrell. “While thi...

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

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As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on America’s nursing homes, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) is leading a bipartisan bill to protect long-term care residents and enhance accountability among the nation’s worst-performing facilities. 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 t...

Neal, Blumenauer, and Pascrell Call for Tougher Action to Combat China’s Use of Forced Labor

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Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) on cotton products made by the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC)...

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