Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. Joins the Congressional Pakistan Caucus

 

Bill Pascrell, Jr. has joined the Congressional Pakistan Caucus as its 74th member.
Congressman Pascrell stated that he is “proud to join the Congressional Pakistan Caucus due to the vibrant Pakistani-American community and the strong relationship the United States enjoys with Pakistan. The Eighth Congressional District of New Jersey is blessed to be one of our nation's most diverse districts and includes a large Pakistani-American community, with whom I have always enjoyed a strong relationship. In my many years of public service as a Mayor, State Assemblyman and currently as a Member of Congress I have always placed a premium on the issue of civil liberties, which I know is a top priority for Pakistani-Americans. As a member of the Homeland Security Committee I am also appreciative of Pakistan's efforts after September 11th in fighting the War on Terror as our ally."
The Pakistani American Leadership Center (PAL-C) welcomes Congressman Pascrell to the Congressional Pakistan Caucus and is honored to work with him in the future on building awareness on Capitol Hill about Pakistani American concerns. Mossadaq Chughtai, the Chair of the Fundraising Committee recently met with the Congressman and his Chief of Staff, Ben Rich, to discuss Caucus membership. Mr. Chughtai remarked, “We are proud to have someone who has taken such a strong stance on civil rights and nonproliferation issues on our Caucus.”
Congressman Pascrell is a Regional Whip within the Democratic Caucus leadership team, where he helps to frame the Democratic Caucus’ policy agenda in the House of Representatives. He was also approached by House leadership in 2002 to fill a vital post on the new House Committee on Homeland Security. In 2005, Congressman Pascrell was named Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science and Technology.

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