The Record endorses Bill Pascrell for Congress

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

Rep. Pascrell delivers ‘real life’ message about equality to Passaic High School students

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

NJ.com: Bill Pascrell champions Hillary Clinton as best for vets

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

PASCRELL, TM AND THE BOSS

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

Rep. Pascrell Statement on July Jobs Report

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

Bill seeks changes to H-1B rules

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

Rep. Pascrell Joins Letter to FDA Calling for End to Gay Blood Ban

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

Pascrell’s BOSS ACT Heard by House Committee

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

Pascrell Bill Would Create Firefighter Cancer Registry

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

The Record: Pascrell in the 9th

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

Pascrell announces $600K federal grant to hire more Paramus cops

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

Pascrell, Booker get fire unions’ re-election endorsement

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

Major Firefighter Unions Endorse Pascrell, Booker

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

Congressman Pascrell Kicks-off Campaign with Grand Opening of Headquarters

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

Child abduction bill inspired by N.J. father David Goldman earns final approval

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

Pascrell Slams Ruling on Healthcare Subsidy

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

Pascrell Hinchliffe Stadium Bill Passes House Unanimously

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

Rep. Pascrell Welcomes 26 New Paterson Police Officers

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

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