US House, NJ-09

Bill Pascrell


  • Supports the use of renewable production and investment tax credits for offshore wind and other renewables
  • Will work to hold polluters accountable for the cleanup and mitigation of environmental contamination
  • Early supporter of the Green New Deal
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a 94% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard

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  • Member of the Committee on Ways and Means
  • Holding this seat in New Jersey will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level


Representative Bill Pascrell is running for his 14th term representing New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to serving in Congress, Pascrell was a member of the New Jersey State Assembly and Mayor of Paterson. Throughout his tenure, he has been a steadfast supporter of the EPA's authority to protect our clean air from pollutants such as smog and carbon. He worked to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which provided funding for energy efficiency retrofits, home weatherization, and clean water, flood control, and environmental restoration investments. 

He is a member of the bipartisan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus, a sponsor of the Incentivizing Offshore Windpower Act, and an early supporter of the Green New Deal. Pascrell has fought for federal funding to clean up contaminated sites in his district, to protect the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers, and preservation of the Meadowlands. He also passed legislation to create the Great Falls National Historical Park in Paterson. As a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, he  has long championed the use of renewable production and investment tax credits for offshore wind and other renewables so we can combat climate pollution. He has made it  priority to ensure the cleanup of polluted and contaminated sites that are the legacy of industrialization throughout the Ninth Congressional District, including at the contaminated lower 17 miles of the Passaic River. Representative Pascrell has a strong 94% lifetime score on LCV's National Environmental Scorecard. Representative Pascrell is endorsed by LCV Action Fund.

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