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Debate on safety net programs exposes divisions 50 years after War on Poverty

Debate on safety net programs exposes divisions 50 years after War on Poverty

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Paul Ryan blaming President Lyndon Johnson's 50-year-old War on Poverty for making things worse for the nation's poor.
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The Issue: Is the ACA a job engine or disincentive to work?

The Issue: Is the ACA a job engine or disincentive to work?

Healthcare reform is either an economic engine that will lead to an increase in jobs and reduction in the U.S. budget deficit or it's a disincentive for people to work and companies to hire employees, and will drag down the economy.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Lautenberg remembered as 'good man' in funeral attended by hundreds

Lautenberg remembered as 'good man' in funeral attended by hundreds

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg was recalled as "a mensch [good man] through and through" Wednesday at a New York memorial attended by governors and top U.S. lawmakers.

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House OKs $51B Sandy aid bill

House OKs $51B Sandy aid bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Tuesday approved $51 billion in aid for states ravaged by Superstorm Sandy, though opponents insisted it's a spending "grab bag."

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Redistricting turns comrades into competitors

Redistricting turns comrades into competitors

That saying about the legislative process being akin to sausage-making could apply to post-redistricting party primaries. The decennial redrawing of congressional districts has forced members of the same party to square off during party primaries across the United States.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Senate to vote on anti-outsourcing bill

Senate to vote on anti-outsourcing bill

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- A bill to reward companies that return operations to the United States would help create U.S. jobs, the bill's sponsor said ahead of a planned Senate vote.
CDC guide to prevent student concussions

CDC guide to prevent student concussions

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. health officials will create guidelines to protect students from sports-related traumatic brain injuries, two members of Congress from New Jersey say.
Pelosi taken to Rome hospital

Pelosi taken to Rome hospital

ROME, March 21 (UPI) -- U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been released from a hospital in Rome where she had been taken after feeling ill.

Some Dems warm to smaller healthcare bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Some U.S. House Democrats indicated they may be open to considering a scaled-back version of healthcare reform legislation, aides said.
Bill intended to make ticket-selling fair

Bill intended to make ticket-selling fair

NEWARK, N.J., June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., has announced federal legislation meant to revamp the concert ticket industry and help fans get affordable tickets.

Wife bows out, so Rep. Andrews can run

CAMDEN, N.J., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Rep. Rob Andrews, D-N.J., who failed in a bid for the U.S. Senate nomination, said Thursday he "looked deep" into his beliefs and decided to seek a 10th term.

'Virtual fence' under fire

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A $20 million "virtual fence" project by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to deter illegal immigrants "is unacceptable," some congressional leaders say.

More soldiers suffering brain injuires

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressional task force says the Pentagon needs to screen troops before and after active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan to detect brain injury.
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Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) (C), Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NY) and Rep. David Wu (D-OR) speak during a press conference following the House Democratic caucus leadership elections for the upcoming congress, in Washington on November 17, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr. (born January 25, 1937) is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 8th congressional district, serving since 1997. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is based in Paterson and includes most of Passaic County and suburban Essex County.

The grandson of Italian immigrants, Pascrell was born in Paterson, New Jersey and attended St. George’s Elementary School, and in 1955 graduated from St. John the Baptist High School, during which he was elected Student Council President. Pascrell later went on to attend Fordham University in New York with Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Philosophy.

Pascrell spent 12 years as a high school teacher in Paramus, New Jersey before being hired as a professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Previously, Pascrell was appointed to Paterson Board of Education, where he served as President of the Board. He also served as Board of Trustees of Passaic County Community College.

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