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Federal appellate court finds withholding of police funds unconstitutional
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An old-school Democrat, Pascrell’s strength is his understanding that government matters to people only if government makes their lives better, safer and more productive. And to that end, Pascrell is a relentless force in the region and in Congress ... The Record endorses Bill Pascrell Jr. for Congress.
Posted November 03 2016 at 10:27 AM Permanent Link
With an election cycle that has been filled with negative stereotypes and outright insults directed at Latinos, Rep. Bill Pascrell visited Passaic High School on Thursday to deliver what he called a “real life” message about equality. “It doesn’t matter if you were born in the Sahara Desert,” Pascrell told the teenagers assembled in the auditorium. “Everybody is equal. It’s not the Constitution that makes you equal. It’s the Constitution that guarantees your equality. You didn’t get your dignity from the Constitution. You got it the moment you were born.”
Posted October 20 2016 at 10:31 AM Permanent Link
Pascrell brought together a dozen people from federal, county, and local levels of government for his walk. He visited nine South Paterson establishments. Each business was given information on where to obtain small business loans, technical assistance, and other resources.
Posted October 06 2016 at 10:36 AM Permanent Link
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. and other House Democrats who formerly served in the military touted on Tuesday their presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, as the better candidate for veterans than Donald Trump. "As veterans, it was important to stand up," said Pascrell (D-9th Dist.)
Posted September 14 2016 at 12:21 PM Permanent Link
FBI files on the firms that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis should be released to help the public understand why no senior executives were charged, a U.S. congressman from New Jersey said.
Posted September 07 2016 at 12:51 PM Permanent Link
Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. discussed national and local issues, including the economy, the refugee crisis, terrorism, and local flooding and infrastructure issues at his town hall meeting in Lyndhurst on Aug. 16.
Posted September 01 2016 at 12:47 PM Permanent Link
"They don't get it until they get hit on the side of the head themselves by a two-by-four and everything's supposed to stop. All of a sudden it's, 'This is different; this is oranges and apples,' " said U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, a Democrat from Paterson, New Jersey.
Posted August 24 2016 at 12:00 PM Permanent Link
Tens of thousands of fans will crowd into MetLife Stadium three times over the next week to watch Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, some because they acted quickly enough to buy tickets at face value — and others because they were willing to pay more on the secondary market.
Posted August 22 2016 at 11:54 AM Permanent Link
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and Budget Committee, released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced that the U.S. added 255,000 jobs in July, greatly surpassing expectations for the month.
Posted August 09 2016 at 11:41 AM Permanent Link
Republican presidential nominee's comments 'irresponsible, dangerous’
Posted August 05 2016 at 11:39 AM Permanent Link
American tech workers are being unfairly shoved aside by a U.S. program that allows companies to bring in temporary workers from overseas, according to Rep. William Pascrell Jr., D-Paterson, who has introduced a bill to change the rules.
Posted July 18 2016 at 11:49 AM Permanent Link
Reform bill promotes jobs and reduces abuse of skilled non-American workers
Posted July 11 2016 at 11:38 AM Permanent Link
Bipartisan letter signed by 60 House members urges Environment Protection Agency to update the action level in the Lead and Copper Rule
Posted July 04 2016 at 11:35 AM Permanent Link
U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) joined more than a hundred lawmakers in a letter calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reexamine the 12-month deferral policy for blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM), and to instead implement a risk-based, scientifically-sound screening policy.
Posted June 27 2016 at 11:34 AM Permanent Link
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) reacted to House committee consideration of the BOSS ACT (Better Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert Ticketing), legislation creating a transparent and regulated marketplace for the sale of concert tickets.
Posted May 30 2016 at 11:32 AM Permanent Link
Additions to Tax Fraud Prevention legislation help local law enforcement, crackdown on phone scams
Posted May 02 2016 at 11:30 AM Permanent Link
U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced new legislation that would help schools and childcare centers test their drinking water for potential lead contamination.
Posted March 26 2016 at 11:28 AM Permanent Link
United States Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-9th Dist.) is urging President Barrack Obama to follow our northern neighbor's lead and take in more Syrian refugees.
Posted March 11 2016 at 11:47 AM Permanent Link
Three county Democratic chairmen - Passaic, Bergen and Hudson - endorsed Rep. Bill Pascrell for Congress
Posted March 01 2016 at 11:43 AM Permanent Link
U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) today introduced a bill with Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) that would create a national cancer registry for firefighters diagnosed with the deadly disease. Firefighters are exposed to a range of harmful toxins and research has indicated that there is a strong connection between firefighting and an increased risk for several major cancers such as testicular, stomach, multiple myeloma and brain cancers. The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act (H.R. 4625) would establish a specialized national cancer registry to be managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The registry would improve collection capabilities and activities related to the nationwide monitoring of cancer incidence among all firefighters – career and volunteer.
Posted February 29 2016 at 11:23 AM Permanent Link
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. of Paterson defeated Democrat-turned-Republican Dierdre G. Paul of Englewood to win his 10th term in the one of the state’s most heavily Democratic districts.
Posted November 05 2014 at 11:15 AM Permanent Link
The middle-class residents living in the 9th District ... have a champion in Pascrell. The Record endorses Bill Pascrell Jr. in the 9th Congressional District.
Posted October 28 2014 at 2:17 PM Permanent Link
No. 12: Bill Pascrell, U.S. Congressman, "New Jersey’s honorary 'third senator.'"
Posted October 27 2014 at 2:06 PM Permanent Link
Senator Booker and Congressman Pascrell have been at the forefront of immigration reform, raising the minimum wage, eliminating health disparities and are strong advocates for hardworking families, having recently co-sponsored the In Home CARE Act, which seeks to help family caregivers.
Posted October 25 2014 at 1:29 PM Permanent Link
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. told The Record editorial board he would work on a host of issues — health care for veterans, Syria, the gender pay gap, corporate inversions and others — if reelected to a 10th term in November.
Posted October 23 2014 at 1:22 PM Permanent Link
THE RECORD: Rep. Bill Pascrell, joined by local elected officials, visited the 5th Congressional district to show his support for Roy Cho, the Democratic challenger this year against Rep. Scott Garrett, and announce a $600,000 federal grant Paramus received to hire more cops.
Posted October 21 2014 at 8:22 PM Permanent Link
Calls for 100 percent of settlement to go towards cleanup of Passaic River instead of plugging State’s budget gaps
Posted October 21 2014 at 8:12 PM Permanent Link
FORT LEE SUBURBANITE: Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., D-9, Mayor Mark Sokolich, members of the council and representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) toured some of the businesses on Oct. 8 that will most likely feel the affects of a changing downtown to introduce them to the SBA.
Posted October 17 2014 at 8:30 PM Permanent Link
Announces additional $10 million in federal funding to New Jersey Council of County Colleges to help Americans struggling with long-term unemployment find work
Posted October 15 2014 at 8:09 PM Permanent Link
THE RECORD: U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Bill Pascrell, Democrats who appear to be on track to win in November’s elections, picked up endorsements from major state firefighters unions in an announcement outside the Paterson Fire Department headquarters on Thursday
Posted October 09 2014 at 8:15 PM Permanent Link
New Jersey’s major firefighter unions, representing thousands of firefighters across the state, today formally endorsed Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. for a two-year term in the House of Representatives.
Posted October 09 2014 at 5:12 PM Permanent Link
Lawmakers cite need for increased community, EPA involvement in request to Regional Administrator
Posted October 06 2014 at 8:06 PM Permanent Link
ReDUCE Act would establish grant program to address inequities in healthcare
Posted September 22 2014 at 8:36 PM Permanent Link
Federal grant will fund pilot program to address campus sexual assaults in U.S.
Posted September 16 2014 at 8:22 PM Permanent Link
Joined by volunteers and elected officials from across Bergen, Passaic and Hudson Counties, Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. this weekend officially kicked off his campaign for re-election with the grand opening of his headquarters in Lyndhurst, located right in the heart of the Bergen County community at 459 Valley Brook Avenue.
Posted September 13 2014 at 8:44 PM Permanent Link
Federal lawmakers gave more ammunition to American parents whose children are illegally retained by family members in other countries when the U.S. House of Representatives today passed a resolution inspired by a Tinton Falls father whose son was held in Brazil by his wife and her parents for more than five years.
Posted July 25 2014 at 4:42 PM Permanent Link
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on today’s conflicting rulings issued by two federal appeals court panels on whether the government could subsidize health insurance premiums for people in three dozen states that use the federal insurance exchange established through the Affordable Care Act...
Posted July 22 2014 at 4:42 PM Permanent Link
Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the Hinchliffe Stadium Heritage Act (H.R. 2430), legislation Rep. Pascrell introduced that would make Paterson’s Hinchliffe Stadium a part of the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, passed the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s National Parks Subcommittee will also consider Sen. Menendez’s (D-NJ) companion bill, S. 1189, tomorrow.
Posted July 22 2014 at 4:42 PM Permanent Link
PATERSON – With U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) on hand, the Paterson Police Department welcomed 26 new officers on Monday. Pascrell, Co-Chairman of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, oversaw the distribution of funds from the federal Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program grant that awarded $1.6 million to the PPD that funded 10 of the officers. “I am truly honored to help welcome the newest members of the Paterson Police Department,” said Rep. Pascrell, who over the past two years has led the effort in the Congress to save the COPS program from elimination. “The COPS Hiring Program provides vital grants to cities and towns like Paterson all over the United States to help them hire the officers they need to protect and serve their communities.”
Posted July 21 2014 at 4:43 PM Permanent Link