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Pascrell Praises Historic Biden Platform Targeting Ticket Fees

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised the plan laid out by President Joe Biden demanding consumer protection reforms to help eliminate the onerous fees levied against Americans who buy tickets for live concert and sporting events. President Biden is expected to meet with his Competition Council later today and urge Congress to act now to require ticket fees and holdbacks to be discl...

Pascrell and Feinstein Reintroduce Legislation to Allow ATF to Use Computers for Crime Gun Tracing

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today reintroduced the Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act, which will finally give the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) the ability to electronically search for the records of guns used in crimes across the country. “Americans wo...

Pascrell Hails Hudson Tunnel Progress

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) hailed President Biden’s visit today to the tristate area to announce a massive federal investment and marking progress on the construction of the Hudson Tunnel in part through the support of the landmark roads and bridges law enacted by the Democratic Congress last year. “President Biden’s welcome visit to our region today brings us a giant step closer to co...

Pascrell Asks Republicans When They’ll Vote on GOP Middle Class Tax Hike Plan

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a senior member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today used the committee’s first markup in the 118th Congress to ask the new majority when the committee would consider the so-called Fair Tax Act, legislation favored by Republican extremists to ratchet up taxes on middle and lower class Americans. “Mr. Chairman, I am glad there appears to b...

Pascrell Reappointed Top Democrat on Oversight Panel

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) was today reappointed to be the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight. Pascrell served as Chairman of the panel in the 117th Congress. “I am humbled to be reappointed as the top Democrat on our critical Ways and Means Oversight panel and thank my colleagues for their trust,” said Rep. Pascrell. “On this committee, Democrats will c...

Pascrell, Kildee Lead Legislation to Protect American Solar Industry

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today joined his colleagues in introducing legislation to hold foreign solar manufacturers accountable for violating U.S. trade law. The bipartisan resolution of disapproval, which Democrats and Republicans support, would roll back a regulation that suspends tariffs on solar imports from four Southeast Asian countries. This rule is in effect until mid-2024, d...

Pascrell Lauds New American Aid to Ukraine Heroes

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), representing one of the largest Ukrainian American communities in the United States, today praised the announcement by President Biden, German Chancellor Scholz, and other governments that they will send a massive package of new military and economic support to Ukraine to aid its soldiers in expelling the murderous Russian invaders. “For the last year, the U...

Pascrell Condemns Republican Removal of Democratic Committee Members

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today condemned Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy for blocking Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA-30) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA-14) from service on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and McCarthy’s continued push to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “Kevin McCarthy barricading Congressmen Schiff and Swalwel...

Pascrell: Live Nation Hearing Shows Desperate Need for Ticket Reforms

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), lead sponsor of legislation to reform the ticket industry, praised the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the lack of competition in the live events ticket market. “You don’t see it every day, but Democrats and Republicans are together in outrage about the abuses of Ticketmaster,” said Rep. Pascrell. “The hearing today in the Senate established in clear t...

Pascrell Condemns Desecration of Holy Korans in Sweden

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today condemned in strong terms the burning of holy Korans in Sweden by political extremists outside the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm. “Reports that copies of the Koran were burned or desecrated is sickening,” said Rep. Pascrell, whose represents one of the largest and most vibrant Turkish American communities in the United States. “There can never be any ju...

New Pascrell Op-ed Blisters New Republican Anti-Police Committee

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chair of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, today published an op-ed in the USA Today Network hammering Republicans’ creation of a new subcommittee to spread conspiracy theories, undermine the January 6 investigation, smear law enforcement, and attack the rule of law. Pascrell has fought for years to provide federal funds for our nation’s law enforceme...

We can't let the GOP undermine Jan. 6 panel's findings — or undermine cops

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Originally published in the USA Today Network In their first week in power, House Republicans were busy. They voted to gut the Internal Revenue Service — again — to help millionaires cheat on their taxes. They passed a pair of efforts to further restrict women’s freedom and bodily autonomy. They rewarded rightwing extremists with seats on important committees. As a coming attraction of House Repub...

Pascrell Praises Announced Senate Hearing on Broken Ticket Market

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), lead sponsor of legislation to reform the ticket industry, praised an announcement today that the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing January 24 on the lack of competition in the live events ticket market. “After years of abuses and indignities, American fans and ticket buyers are crying out for help attending a live event without scrambling or be...

Pascrell Supports Select Committee to Investigate the Chinese Communist Party

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a career-long critic of the Chinese Communist Party, today announced support of the creation of a new House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party. “As the number one patron of Vladimir Putin and Kim Jung-un and other ruthless dictators, the Chinese Communist Party represents one of the greates...

Republican Police-Bashing Committee a Sham and DisgraceRepublican Police-Bashing Committee a Sham and Disgrace

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the longtime co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, today bashed House Republicans’ creation of a new Select Subcommittee designed to broadcast rightwing lies and perpetuate conspiracy theories about American law enforcement. “The enshrining of this Republicans Against Law Enforcement panel is a sham and a disgrace,” said Rep. Pascrell. “This ...

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