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Menendez, Booker, Pascrell, Payne, Malinowski Applaud Signing of Portal Bridge Federal Funding Agreement

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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10), and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ-07), today applauded the final execution of a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA), unlocking over $800 million in federal funding for construction of a new Portal North Bridge. NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Kevin Corbett today officially signe... Read More »

Pascrell Hammers Republican Congressman Implicated in Deadly Capitol Insurrection

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to multiple news reports that Arizona Republican Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05) worked with far-right extremist groups to help organize the violent mob that attacked the United States Capitol. Last week’s riot seeking to topple American democracy led to the deaths of five people including a U.S. Capitol Police Officer. “It is despicable enough o... Read More »

Ways and Means Democrats Call on Treasury to Update Guidance Warning Tax-Exempt Organizations About Engaging in Insurrection Activities

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Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) led Committee Democrats in urging U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) Secretary Steven Mnuchin to act upon news reports suggesting that tax-exempt organizations had a role in the seditious and destructive activities that took place last week at the United States Capitol. The members asked Treasury to issue emergency guidance detail... Read More »

Pascrell Celebrates Historic Georgia Victories

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this morning celebrated the elections in Georgia of Rafael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the United States Senate, giving full control of the federal government to Democrats. “The 2020 elections are over and the American people have spoken unequivocally by putting the Democratic Party in complete control of the federal government. Americans demand results and we ... Read More »

Pascrell Condemns Attempted Coup by Fascist Rioters

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today commented on Republicans’ attempt to overturn the election and the rightwing mobs that stormed the U.S. Capitol at Donald Trump’s incitement. “Today inside the Capitol, Republicans sought to tear down our democracy while the rightwing extremist mob they whipped up outside is violently trying to do the same,” said Rep. Pascrell, who was watching the cert... Read More »

Pascrell, Gottheimer Applaud Reports of Grand Jury Investigation into Paramus Veterans Home

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) today praised reports of an opening of a criminal probe of the Paramus Veterans Home and the unspeakable deaths that occurred at the facility. "The handling of the Paramus Veterans Home during the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest tragedies our state has ever witnessed,” said Reps. Pascrell and Gottheimer. “The incompeten... Read More »

Pascrell Celebrates Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) tonight celebrated the House’s lopsided vote to override Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “No American should ever forget that Donald Trump blocked a pay raise to the troops, resources to strengthen cyber security, parental leave for federal employees, and funding for our defense two days before Christmas,” said Rep. Pascr... Read More »

Pascrell Votes to Send Americans $2000

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the House Ways and Means Committee, tonight praised the passage in the House of the Caring for Americans with Supplemental Help (CASH) Act (H.R.9051) to increase recently authorized Economic Impact Payments to $2,000 to help Americans survive during the pandemic. “The suffering of our nation is palpable and devastating,” said Rep.... Read More »

Pascrell, Kelly Call for Report on Faulty IRS Notices

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mike Kelly (R-PA-16), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, have written to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) seeking a review of potentially erroneous notices being printed or sent by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). “Today, the National Taxpayer Advocate reports that 11 mil... Read More »

Treasury Assures Pascrell, Kelly that Taxpayer Data was Protected from Cyberbreach

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mike Kelly (R-PA-16), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, today received assurances from the Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) in the U.S. Treasury Department that taxpayer data was not compromised by the recent cyber-attack on the United States government. The response from TIGTA comes ju... Read More »

Pascrell, Menendez, Booker, Gottheimer Bill to Combat NJ Physician Shortage Passed in 2021 Spending Bill

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U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) today applauded the passage of their Supporting Graduate Medical Education at Community Hospitals Act, which was included in the FY21 spending package. This will help address New Jersey’s physician shortage by modifying an out-of-date cap on graduate medical educatio... Read More »

Pascrell Hails Doubling of Key Anti-Terror Grant Funds

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the inclusion of a massive new funding increase for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) in the year-end Omnibus bill passed by Congress last night. The legislation includes $180 million evenly split between the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP).... Read More »

Pascrell, Schneider Lead Colleagues in Demanding Urgent Vaccine Supply and Distribution Answers

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) have led 14 of the their colleagues in a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar demanding urgent answers to questions on the nation’s deployment of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as supply transparency. The letter follows reporting last w... Read More »

Pascrell Supports Omnibus and Pandemic Relief

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of the Fiscal Year 2021 Omnibus and COVID bill put before the House of Representatives. The House passed a larger relief package that has been blocked by Senate Republicans for 219 straight days and a government funding package that was passed nearly five months ago. “It is unconscionable it took this long,” said Rep. Pascrell. “While thi... Read More »

Pascrell, Kelly, Eshoo, McKinley Lead Critical Legislation to Reform Nursing Home Care Amid Pandemic

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As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on America’s nursing homes, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) is leading a bipartisan bill to protect long-term care residents and enhance accountability among the nation’s worst-performing facilities. More than 500 facilities nationwide have consistently failed to meet federal safety and care requirements. Of these 500, only a select few are chosen for t... Read More »

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