Bill Pascrell

William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr. ( born January 25, 1937 in Paterson, New Jersey) is an American politician. Since 1997 he represents the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Bill Pascrell attended St. George's Elementary School and then St. John the Baptist High School. Then he studied until 1959 at Fordham University in New York City journalism. This was followed up in 1961 a degree in philosophy at the same university. In the years 1961 and 1962 Pascrell was in active military service with the United States Army. Until 1967 he was a member of the reserve. For twelve years he worked for his active military service as a high school teacher. Eventually he rose to professor on the Fairleigh Dickinson University. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1979 and 1982, Pascrell belonged to the Board of Education to his hometown of Paterson; 1988 to 1996 he was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly, where he temporarily led the democratic faction. From 1990 to 1996 he was mayor of Paterson.

In the congressional elections of 1996, Pascrell in the eighth constituency of New Jersey was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William J. Martini on January 3, 1997. After previous seven elections he can exercise his mandate in Congress today. In 2010, he was confirmed in 63% of the vote. In his time as a congressman of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, the Iraq war and the military mission in Afghanistan fell. Pascrell is a member of the Budget Committee and the Committee on Ways and Means, and in its sub-committee for the health sector. In previous legislative sessions, he was a member of the Committee on Homeland Security and the Transportation Committee. He sat down for an improvement of the infrastructure, especially in the field of transport, a.

Bill Pascrell is married and lives privately in his home town of Paterson.