On #WorldRefugeeDay, I am reminded of the refugees I have met after being resettled in New Jersey. They all sought a better, safer life for their families.
While their stories are uplifting, nearly 70m people are displaced from their homes because of war, violence, & persecution. The global response has been mixed, but some nations and NGOs, like @theIRC, have stepped up to support the neediest among us #WorldRefugeeDay
But thanks to Trump, the US has slashed our refugee acceptance rate in half to only 45,000. Credible estimates suggest we will not even meet that goal. That is why I led 126 of my colleagues to demand answers on refugee resettlement. pascrell.house.gov/sites/pascrell…
Nearly two months later, we have not received an answer to our letter from @realDonaldTrump. RT if you want to know why this administration has turned its back on refugees! #WorldRefugeeDay #WithRefugees

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After today’s outrageous hearing in the Judiciary Committee, I just arrived on the House floor to set the record straight on Russia and the Steele dossier. I’m going to read the dossier into the Congressional Record.
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I spoke in #ElmwoodPark at their #MemorialDay ceremony.
#Clifton has several lovely memorial displays, including this one at Fire Station No. 5 on Brighton Road. #MemorialDay
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