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NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg Dies at 89

Monday, June 03, 2013

NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg died this morning at the age of 89. The Senate's longest-serving member -- and last remaining WWII veteran -- reportedly died of complications from pneumonia. Chris Christie will appoint a replacement for the Democratic representative. Brigid Harrison of Montclair State and Congressman Bill Pascrell discuss Lautenberg's life and political legacy. Post your eulogies to Frank Lautenberg below, and discuss who you think Chris Christie should appoint to replace him.

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Congressman Pascrell

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bill Pascrell, U.S. Congressman (D-NJ 8th), serves on House Budget Committee and member of Ways and Means Committee, and talks about the lame duck session and the president’s press conference.

 

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NJ 9th Candidates

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Redistricting is pitting Democratic incumbents Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell against each other in a race for the single seat to represent the new 9th congressional district.

→ Quick Links: Rothman for New Jersey | Pascrell for Congress | Patch Election Guide | NJ Spotlight Guide | Politifact Fact-Checks on 9th CD Race

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FEMA Funding and the Deficit

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

U.S. Congresswoman Nan Hayworth (R-NY-19), a co-chair with U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 8th) of the Hurricane Irene coalition in Congress, discusses ongoing budget negotiations in Washington. Then, Representative Pascrell, who serves on the House Budget Committee and is a member of the Committee on Ways and Means, gives his take on how the federal government can fund FEMA for disaster relief and overcome another looming budget impasse. Plus both react to NJ Governor Christie's decision not to run for president.

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Tri-State Status Post-Irene

Friday, September 02, 2011

Connecticut Lieutenant Governor, Nancy Wyman, discusses the Connecticut recovery effort post Hurricane Irene; U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 8th) who serves on House Budget and Ways and Means Committees, updates the situation in New Jersey; Nan Hayworth, U.S Representative (R-NY-19), surveys the flood damage around New York.

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Rep. Bill Pascrell on the Aftermath of Irene

Friday, September 02, 2011

Nearly a week after Hurricane Irene tore through the East Coast, many towns are still in the midst of the massive flooding that followed the storm. The city of Paterson, New Jersey is one of the places that the storm hit hardest. The low-lying city of about 150,000 sits along the banks of the Passaic River, which is dealing with the highest floods it has seen in more than a century. President Obama is scheduled to survey the damage there this weekend.

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Spending Bill: Local Effects

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bill Pascrell, U.S. Congressman (D-NJ 8) and member of the House Budget Committee and Ways and Means Committee, and Carolyn B. Maloney, U.S. Congresswoman (D-NY 14), talk about the federal spending bill's effects on NY and NJ. 

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Tucson Shooting: The Continued Fallout

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

All of this bleeds into the mood, and the atmosphere in the country, the sense of urgency. It's the difference between having a debate and political philosophy, and constantly communicating to people, who are unstable and who are on the fringe or who feel deeply threatened and frustrated, that this is the armaggedon, and the fate of the Republic and the fate of our children rests on it. That kind of overheated rhetoric is on cable TV every night, the blogs of both ideologies every night. That kind of rhetoric inevitably leads people to see themselves as actors in a grand human historic drama, in a way that I think becomes closely linked to a tendency toward violence.

Matt Bai writer of the Political Times column for The New York Times, on The Brian Leher Show.

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Representative Pascrell on the Arizona shooting

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bill Pascrell, U.S. Congressman (D-NJ 8th), reacts to the Tucson shooting. 

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Football and Concussions

Friday, January 15, 2010

There's a growing concern over brain injuries in football. Bill Pascrell, US Congressman (D-NJ 8th) and chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, and Maurice Jones-Drew, running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars, discuss these worries and how the game might change as a result.

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In Your Head

Friday, January 15, 2010

New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 8th) is proposing stricter guidelines to prevent head injuries in football. Hear him make his case for how to best handle concussions in sports. Plus, the state of netroots on the left; the Americanization of mental health; the future of late night comedy; and ...

Homeland Security Latest

Monday, December 28, 2009

After the failed plane bombing attempt in Detroit over the weekend, the President has ordered a review of homeland security and TSA screening procedures. Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), member of the Homeland Security Committee, discusses the latest.

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Debrief on the Health Care Bill

Monday, November 09, 2009

Jonathan Alter, senior editor and columnist for Newsweek, offers analysis of the health care bill, and is joined by New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell.

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Working from Home: Rep. Pascrell

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 8th) is back on August recess, but continues to argue that the country needs the Democrats' proposed health care overhaul.

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Stimulus on the Hill

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) talks about the stimulus bill that’s up for a vote in Congress today. Question of the Day: Now that the details of the stimulus bill are emerging, what is your favorite and least favorite feature? Be specific. Comment below!

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SCOTUS Ban Makes Waves

Monday, June 30, 2008

The Supreme Court’s landmark decision on the Washington DC handgun ban will have far-reaching effects. New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-8th) and State Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose (R-24th) discuss how the ruling may negatively affect New Jersey.

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The Right to Bear Arms in NJ

Monday, June 30, 2008

Last week’s landmark Supreme Court ruling overturned Washington DC’s handgun ban. New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-8th) looks at how the decision could lead to a change in the laws in his state. Plus: Artificial turf is more environmentally-friendly than a real lawn, but the CDC recently issued a warning ...