Pascrell named legislator of the year by sheriffs group

The Major County Sheriffs' Association on Wednesday awarded Rep. Bill Pascrell its annual legislator of the year award. “To say that I am honored to receive this award would be an understatement. Public safety is a critical issue for me and our community. As co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, it is always a pleasure to be on the front lines in Congress fighting for those who keep our

New Jersey reacts to the State of the Union

Rep. Bill Pascrell: “Bipartisanship isn’t a word on a teleprompter; it’s a continuous approach that aspires to unity. After two years of uninterrupted chaos and corruption, I know better than to take at face value anything this man tells us. I do know that the new Democratic Congress will continue to offer a positive agenda that seeks to lift this nation up through trade policies that support working Americans, rooting

Statements following signing of minimum wage legislation

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation today that will raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.  It's noteworthy that Murphy's press release included comment from Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin -- both sponsors of the bill -- as well as the state's two U.S. Senators, the Lt. Governor, and six of the eleven Democrats in the New Jersey House delegation. GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY