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Pascrell Convenes Hearing on Tax Fairness and the IRS

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, today convened a hearing on ways the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can help make the U.S. tax system fairer for all Americans. At the hearing, Pascrell helped unveil a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) study he requested which finds auditing rates have steadily plummeted over the l...

Pascrell Lambastes Plummeting Audit Rates for Wealthy Tax Cheats

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, today highlighted a new report he requested from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finding that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) auditing rates have steadily plummeted over the last ten years, disproportionally benefiting wealthy Americans. In October 2020, Chairman Pascrell requested...

Pascrell Op-Ed Again Urges End to Infamous Tax Loopholes

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, this weekend published an op-ed in the North Jersey Bergen Record outlining the two worst loopholes in America’s federal tax laws, so-called carried interest and stepped-up basis, and urged their closure as essential to creating a fair tax system. As Oversight Chairman, Pascrell has made ref...

The federal tax code is broken. Here are two steps toward fixing it

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Originally published in the North Jersey Bergen Record Navigating impossibly complicated instructions or to spending hard earned money to download software or hire a CPA – and all for the task of forking over more money to Uncle Sam – can be frustrating. Making the process even more agonizing is that we are all participants in an unfair two-tier tax system. The first tier, the one middle class Ame...

Pascrell Pushes Swift Passage of Funding to Protect Houses of Worship from Rising Extremism

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in favor of H.R. 6825, the Nonprofit Security Grant Program Improvement Act, which will allocate $500 million annually to the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) to help houses of worship and religious communities better protect themselves from rising domestic threats. “The United States remains in ...

Pascrell Calls for New IRS Chief

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, today called for President Biden to replace the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner in response to the latest IRS scandal involving millions of destroyed documents. “Members of the Ways and Means Committee and Congress have shown immense patience with the IRS. The IRS is vital to public...

Pascrell Blasts Blockade of Women’s Health Protection Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today harshly criticized unified Senate Republican opposition of the Women’s Health Protection Act. Pascrell voted for the Women’s Health Protection Act when it passed the House last September. “A woman’s health care must be guided solely by her own decisions in private consultation with her doctor. No judges or politicians should have their hands on a woman’...

Pascrell Legislation to Improve Police Trauma Training Advanced by Judiciary Committee

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of his TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act (H.R. 2992) during National Police Week. First proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, National Police Week has grown to a series of events that attracts thousands of law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year to honor those th...

Pascrell’s Lifesaving Anti-Opioids Reauthorization Bill Approved by Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today thanked his colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Health Subcommittee for their swift and unanimous reauthorization of the Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act. Led by Pascrell, ALTO encourages the use of non-opioid treatments in emergency departments throughout the country. Language from Pascrell’s bill, the bipa...

Pascrell Announces Major $3.3 Million Outdoor Spaces Grant to Passaic County

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced that North Jersey had been awarded $3,349,369 from the Biden administration to renovate North Pulaski Park in Passaic. The funding provided by the U.S. Department of Interior comes after Rep. Pascrell had written the government requesting money to reinvigorate the community space. The funding will be used to install a new, larger playground ar...

Pascrell, McCaul Lead 161 Members of Congress Demanding $360 Million to Protect Houses of Worship

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mike McCaul (R-TX-10) have led 161 House colleagues requesting a significant increase in Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) funding for Fiscal Year 2023. In a letter to the leaders of the Homeland Security Subcommittee, the members officially requested that the NSGP program be funded at $360 million, to be split evenly among the NSGP’s Urban Area Se...

Pascrell, Rutherford Lead 160 Members of Congress in Support of Police Funding

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and John Rutherford (R-FL-04), the co-chairmen of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, are leading a bipartisan group of 160 Democrats and Republicans requesting increased funding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriation bill for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) and the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) programs. The diverse ideologica...

Pascrell Proudly Supports Ukraine Lend Lease

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today spoke emphatically on the floor of the House of Representatives in favor of S.3522, the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act to send more American supplies and weaponry to Ukraine to help defeat Russia’s barbaric invasion. Representing one of the largest Ukrainian American communities in the United States, Pascrell has been a longtime critic of Vlad...

Pascrell Urges New Crackdown on Mexican Labor Corruption

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today commented on the latest United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) rapid response. The move comes in reaction to rampant collusion and corruption by local Mexican authorities and a sham union at Panasonic plants in Reynosa in the state of Tamaulipas. “With egregious labor violations continuing in Mexico, there is an unfortunate need to put the rapid ...

Pascrell, Menendez Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Young Athletes

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today reintroduced bicameral legislation today to improve sports safety and protect student athletes from cardiac arrest, concussions, heat-related illness and other on-field or on-court medical emergencies. The Supporting Athletes, Families, and Educators to Protect the Lives of Athletic Youth Act, or SAFE PLAY Act, is the m...

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