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Pascrell Praises Appellate Decision Finding Congress Can Finally Get Trump Tax Returns

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, this afternoon praised a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit holding that the House Ways and Means Committee is entitled to a lawful review of Donald Trump’s tax returns. “I have been leading the fight for Donald Trump’s tax returns since February 2017...

Pascrell Celebrates New State Law to Boost New Jersey’s Small Businesses

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today joined Governor Phil Murphy at East Rutherford’s Vesta Wood Fired Pizza for the enactment of S-2364, a bill extending permissions for restaurants, bars, distilleries, and breweries to continue utilizing outdoor dining in New Jersey. The permissions were set to expire November 30, 2022 but will now be extended by two additional years to support th...

Pascrell Police Funding Bill Passes House and Senate

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised passage in the Senate of his legislation, the TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act (H.R. 2992). The legislation authorizes $270 million over five years to reauthorize the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP), and funds a new Pascrell pushed police training program to help law enforcement and first responders better recogn...

Pascrell Celebrates War Weapons Ban

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated a vote in the House to ban military style weapons from America’s streets. If enacted, H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 would revive and build on the watershed 1994 ban that lowered the frequency of mass shooting deaths by 70 percent. Republicans let the ban lapse in 2004 and for 18 years have blocked every attempt to reinstate it. R...

Pascrell Backs Senior Medicare Protections

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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 supported advancing H.R. 8487, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act, sending it to the full House for consideration. “American seniors need more barriers to their health care like they need a shingles diagnosis,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Unnecessary delays in the Medicare Advant...

Pascrell Backs Senior Medicare Protections

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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 supported advancing H.R. 8487, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act, sending it to the full House for consideration. “American seniors need more barriers to their health care like they need a shingles diagnosis,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Unnecessary delays in the Medicare Advant...

Pascrell Demands Answers on Latest IRS 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, has written an urgent inquiry to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig demanding answers on a recent news report identifying rampant fraud by fake charities approved by the IRS. “I write today with urgency regarding a recent article stat[ing] that a “convicted stock market fraudster” successfully ...

Held Up Without a Gun: Pascrell Knocks Ticketmaster for Springsteen Tour Price Surprise

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Congress’s foremost critic of the broken live events market, today called on Ticketmaster to adjust its policies to be more fan friendly after fans experienced wildly surprising ticket prices to attend concerts in Bruce Springsteen’s new tour, just the latest scandal from the greedy ticket monopoly. “When Yogi Berra said it’s déjà vu all over again, he could...

Pascrell Wins Over $16 Million for North Jersey Community Projects

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today hailed House passage of government appropriations for FY 2023 that includes $16,815,000 for local projects Pascrell had championed. In sum, the package contains funding for all 11 community projects Pascrell had pursued for North Jersey in these pieces of legislation. “The passage of this funding continues one of the most forward-looking actions Congres...

Pascrell Celebrates Government Wide Appropriations Victories

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted for passage in the House of six government funding bills for the upcoming year in the areas of (1) Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, 2) Agriculture, Rural Development, 3) Energy and Water Development, 4) Financial Services and General Government, 5) Interior, Environment, 6) Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs and highlighted ...

Pascrell Votes For Marriage Equality

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted strongly in favor of the Respect for Marriage Act, urgent legislation that enshrines into law marriage equality rights to protect them from the rampaging radical Republican Supreme Court. In his concurrence in the decision overruling Roe v. Wade, Clarence Thomas openly called for abolishing a right to gay marriage. “The House is voting today to en...

Pascrell Helps Save Veterans Clinics

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The House today passed an amendment cosponsored by U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) to eliminate the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission, which recently recommended the shuttering of numerous Veterans Affairs (VA) clinics nationwide. From the outset Congressman Pascrell fought to save the VA clinics from closure, including the Paterson Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) w...

Pascrell Demands Biden Fire IRS Chief Amid Massive Audit 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 wrote to President Joe Biden urging him to immediately fire Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig in the wake of revelations that, against all odds, both former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe received extensive IRS audits. “Public...

Pascrell Again Demands IRS Chief Rettig Be Fired for Massive Audit 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 reiterated his calls for IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig be fired in the wake of revelations that, against all odds, both former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe received extensive IRS audits. “If you think the audit of Donald Trump’s purported enemies ...

Pascrell Celebrates Plan to Save New Jersey Veteran Clinic

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this afternoon hailed an announcement by bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that they will block plans to close several Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, effectively saving from closure the Paterson Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) which serves veterans in northern and central New Jersey. The senators’ move follows a dem...

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