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Ways and Means Chairs Blast HHS Deliberately Destructive Deregulation Spree

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U.S. Reps. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35), the Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Danny Davis (D-IL-07), the Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support have written to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar lambasting his move to open the flo... Read More »

Pascrell Mocks Latest Pathetic Republican Effort to Support Disgraced Trump Lawyers

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today mocked a letter sent by five Republican House members supporting the flood of frivolous lawsuits filed by Donald Trump’s lawyers to steal the election Trump resoundingly lost. “On the same day we learned that Rudy Giuliani asked Donald Trump for a preemptive pardon, five Republican House members are alleging I violated Giuliani’s civil rights by demandi... Read More »

Chu, Pascrell Lead Members Demanding Adequate IRS Funding to Pursue Wealthy Tax Cheats

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U.S. Reps. Judy Chu (D-CA-27), a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, led 25 House members in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House and Senate Appropriations leaders calling on them to retain the House-passed funding leve... Read More »

Pascrell Praises Yellen Nomination Intention, Reacts to Biden Administration Economic Policy Team

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, reacted to the announcement by President-elect Joe Biden of his intention to nominate the core of his economic policy team. That team includes Janet Yellen to be U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Neera Tanden to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Wally Adeyemo to be Deputy Treasur... Read More »

Pascrell Mocks Pathetic Censure Resolution

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today mocked a resolution supporting the flood of frivolous lawsuits filed by Donald Trump’s lawyers to steal the election Trump resoundingly lost. “Donald Trump and his minions are trying to steal the election after getting blown out by President-elect Joe Biden,” said Rep. Pascrell. “His lawyers filing frivolous lawsuits in taxpayer-funded courts are accomp... Read More »

Pascrell Calls for Federal Reserve to Reject Mnuchin Political Attack

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today wrote a third letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell calling on the Reserve to act with greater urgency to help the nation weather the pandemic. Pascrell again demands that the Reserve invoke Section 14(2)(b) of its charter to buy up more state and municipal debt to give communities greater flexibility to fight COVID-19, and urges the Reserve ... Read More »

Pascrell Opening Statement at IRS Oversight Hearing

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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 issued the following statement at the opening of the panel’s hearing with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig. Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. Opening Statement Good morning. I welcome my colleagues and our only witness today, the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue... Read More »

Pascrell Shares North Jersey Tax Refund and EIP Turmoil Stories

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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 with testimony from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig. As the pandemic continues, countless Americans continue to wait for their tax refunds and Economic Impact Payments (EIPs). Members on both sides of the dais questioned the commissioner ab... Read More »

Pascrell Backs Continued Russian Exclusion from G7

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of two bills hitting back at Russian crimes. The House approved H.R. 8259, which will prohibit Russia from rejoining the G7 bloc of leading world nations, and H.Res. 1145, which condemns the poisoning of leading Russian dissident Alexy Navalny by Vladimir Putin’s violent dictatorship. Both pieces of legislation passed unanimously. “Under ... Read More »

Pascrell Condemns Chinese Communist Crimes

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.Res. 1033, a House resolution condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s continued assault on the freedoms of the people of Hong Kong. The resolution passed by voice vote. “The people of Hong Kong are crying out for the rights of human dignity and freedom that are only guaranteed under democracy. Their bravery has inspired the world an... Read More »

Pascrell Supports U.S-South Korea Alliance

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.Res. 809, a House resolution expressing the importance of the United States alliance with the Republic of Korea and the contributions of Korean Americans in the United States, and H.Res. 1012, a resolution marking the positive growth and evolution of the U.S.-Korea partnership since 1950. H.Res. 809 and H.Res. 1012 were both approved... Read More »

Pascrell Supports Ukrainian Sovereignty

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.R. 5408, the Ukraine Religious Freedom Support Act, bipartisan legislation that stands opposed to Russian’s continued human rights crimes against Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. The bill was approved by the House without objection. “Ukraine is a bulwark for freedom that continues to stand bravely against the meddling violence of Vl... Read More »

Pascrell Demands Investigation, Prosecution of Trump Government Crimes

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today called for the widespread investigation and prosecution of members of the outgoing Trump administration. “Donald Trump and members of his administration have committed innumerable crimes against the United States,” said Rep. Pascrell. “He has endangered our national security. He ripped families apart. He poisoned the Census. He has personally profited f... Read More »

Pascrell, Connolly, Titus Blast Trump Administration Blocking Presidential Transition

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Reacting to reports that the General Services Administration (GSA) is blocking the commencement of the presidential transition process, three House of Representatives chairs are demanding urgent answers. U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11), the Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee o... Read More »

Ways and Means Oversight Members Sound Alarm on Further IRS Politicization

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, has written to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commission Charles Rettig raising alarms on how Donald Trump’s recent assault on civil service workers could further weaken the IRS. Pascrell was joined by Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01), Linda Sanchez (D-CA-38... Read More »

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