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Pascrell Praises Supreme Court Ending Trump Tax Return Charade

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“It has been 1,329 days since our committee sought Donald Trump’s tax returns – almost as long as the American Civil War,” said Chairman Pascrell. “And for 1,329 days, our request made under law has been delayed, obfuscated, and blocked by Donald Trump and his adjutants in the government and the courts. Our right to receive these documents is under a century-long statute and our wide Article I leg...

Pascrell Leads 31 House Democrats Demanding Federal Probe of Ticketmaster

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today led 31 colleagues calling on the Department of Justice to open a formal investigation of Ticketmaster in light of the Taylor Swift tour fiasco. After tickets to Taylor Swift’s newest concert went on sale, countless Swifties have been locked out of purchasing tickets, enduring frustrating delays on Ticketmaster’s portal. The letter is signed by Reps. Pas...

Pascrell Asks Attorney General to Investigate Trump IRS Corruption Scandal

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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 asked the Department of Justice to open an official criminal probe into allegations made by Donald Trump’s own Chief of Staff that he sought to weaponize the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) against his political enemies. “Corrupting the integrity of our tax agency is a gravely serious o...

Pascrell Hammers Latest Report of Trump IRS Corruption

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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 reacted angrily to comments from former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly that Donald Trump tried to weaponize the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to attack his enemies, adding more evidence to earlier reports of IRS corruption by the Trump administration. “The corruption by Donald ...

Neal and Pascrell Seek Expanded Probe of Unprecedented Trump Use of IRS

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Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today called on the U.S. Treasury Department to expand its probe of former President Donald Trump’s use of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target his political enemies. In a letter to the Inspector General for Tax Administration, Neal and Pascrell wrote: “When the firs...

Pascrell Applauds New IRS Leader

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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 applauded the Biden administration’s announcement that the President would nominate Danny Werfel as the next Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). “I applaud the Biden administration for moving to right our tax system,” said Chairman Pascrell who had led calls for the rem...

Pascrell Honored with Prestigious Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Public Service

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has been honored with the Leonardo Da Vinci Award for Public Service from the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), an annual prize bestowed on some of the leading members of society. Pascrell is the longtime co-head of the Italian American Caucus in Congress. “This recognition is a tremendous honor I accept gratefully,” said Congressman Pascrell. “The...

Pascrell Highlights Massive IRS Tax Gap

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, today commented on a new report from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) finding continued growth of the already massive net tax gap. The report found that the net tax gap between Tax Year (TY) 2014-2016 was $428 billion, an increase of $48 billion from the previous TY 2011-2013 report. “The estimated net ...

Pascrell Applauds Fresh IRS Leadership

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, this afternoon celebrated the announcement by the Biden administration that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) head Charles Rettig would be replaced at the top of the agency next month. IRS Deputy Commissioner Douglas O’Donnell will serve as Acting IRS Commissioner following the end of Rettig’s term on Novemb...

Pascrell Blames Heinous Pelosi Attack on Republican Big Lies

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. today extended his sympathies to the family of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after a domestic terrorist broke into her home and assaulted her husband. “I condemn the attempted murder of Paul Pelosi and pray with the Pelosi family for his recovery. Now is not a moment for timidity. Let’s be direct. Today’s violence seems to be the direct product of Big Lies from man...

Pascrell Echoes Biden Hitting Big Oil Greedy Gas Gouging

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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 afternoon praised President Biden’s calling out Big Oil companies’ greedy gas gouging of American drivers. “President Biden hit the nail on the head: you can draw a direct line from high gas prices at the pump to greedy gouging by Big Oil executives,” said Chairman Pascrell. “Big Oil bil...

Titus, Pascrell Lead Colleagues Seeking to End Deadly Crime Gun Tracing Backlog

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U.S. Reps. Dina Titus (D-NV-01) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today led 23 House members highlighting the devastating backlog in tracing guns used in crimes. Under an archaic law protected at the behest of the NRA, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) is blocked from electronically searching for the records of crime guns, impeding local law enforcement agencies across the country....

Pascrell Berates Republican Vow to Destroy U.S. Economy Social Security and Medicare are Gutted

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today assailed public promises by House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other top Republicans to breach the debt ceiling and topple the entire U.S. economy unless their demands to gut Social Security and Medicare are met, should Republicans seize power in the midterm elections. “The Republican Party is openly promising to topple the entire American econo...

Pascrell Op-ed: Oil Companies Need to Stop Screwing New Jersey Drivers

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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 Bergen Record of New Jersey calling out Big Oil companies rampantly gouging American drivers and spiking the price of gas across the country and blasting Republicans in Congress for blocking legislation to stop gouging. All year, Pascrell has been one o...

Oil companies need to stop screwing New Jersey drivers at the pump | Opinion

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Originally published in the Bergen Record. Oil companies need to stop screwing New Jersey drivers at the pump | Opinion By Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. This spring, as gas station prices drastically ticked up amid Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, something felt amiss. It seemed convenient for energy companies that gas prices were rising solely because of the war in Ukraine — and at the exo...

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