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Pascrell Mourns Governor Jim Florio

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today issued the following statement mourning the passing of former New Jersey Governor and U.S. Representative Jim Florio. “Jim Florio did his job honestly. He loved New Jersey. He loved New Jerseyans. Before Jim became governor and when he was governor he was never two people but the same person. I first met Jim in 1981 and worked on his campaign. He worked...

Pascrell and Davis Reintroduce Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Danny K. Davis (D-IL-07) today reintroduced the Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act, legislation which seeks to combat gun violence through increased federal taxes on guns and ammunition and by closing tax and regulatory loopholes on some of the most popular and deadly firearms. “Gun violence continues to threaten communities from coast to c...

Pascrell Demands Social Security Support Public Servants

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, reported H.R. 82, the Social Security Fairness Act out of committee and spoke strongly in favor of protecting Social Security during a Ways and Means markup hearing. “Millions of retired first responders, teachers, and other public servants have suffered under the Windfall Elimination Provis...

Pascrell Legislation to Expand Medicare Mental Services Passes Committee

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Legislation to expand Medicare mental health coverage by creating a new benefit category sponsored by U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has been unanimously approved by the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. H.R. 8878, sponsored by Reps. Pascrell, Judy Chu (D-CA-27), and Adrian Smith (R-NE-03) now heads to the full House of Representatives for its consideration. “Good health care cov...

Pascrell, Chu, Smith Introduce Legislation to Expand Medicare Outpatient Mental Services

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Judy Chu (D-CA-27), and Adrian Smith (R-NE-03), members of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, have introduced H.R. 8878, legislation to expand Medicare mental health coverage by creating a new benefit category for intensive outpatient programs (IOPs). “Providing complete health care demands not just coverage for physical health, but mental heal...

Pascrell Pursues Possible Phony Medicare Billing by Hospital Behemoth

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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 called on U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Beccerra to probe possible Medicare fraud by the HCA Healthcare chain. “I write regarding alleged fraud and staffing issues at HCA Healthcare (HCA) facilities,” Chairman Pascrell writes. “In light of reports that there may b...

Pascrell Excoriates Environmental, Economic Impact of NY’s Congestion Pricing Scheme

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reiterated his opposition to New York’s proposed congestion pricing scheme which would impose a heavy financial and environmental burden on New Jersey. In a comment submitted to the Central Business Tolling Program and Federal Highway Administration, Congressman Pascrell demanded a full-scale environmental study to show how the tri-state region w...

Pascrell, Gottheimer Announce $661K for Teaneck First Responders

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U.S. Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded $661,595.18 to the Teaneck Fire Department and the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps. The $437,277 for Teaneck FD and $224,318.18 for the Ambulance Corps were awarded under Congressman Pascrell’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, which ...

Pascrell Demands More Answers on Helicopter Noise Bedeviling North Jersey Homes

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has written to the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) seeking answers on federal actions that can be taken to curtail noise from helicopter flights above residential areas in North Jersey. “I write on behalf of my constituents who are having their lives disrupted by pervasive noise that is reportedly coming from helicopters flying close to home...

Pascrell Demands Answers from Ticketmaster on Springsteen Tour Fiasco

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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 today written to the head of Live Nation Entertainment demanding answers about Bruce Springsteen tour ticket sales last month, and how Live Nation-Ticketmaster’s secretive dynamic pricing scheme impacts consumers. Many fans were shocked after being asked to pay outrageous markups to obtai...

Pascrell Announces Over $7.9 Million Disaster Grant for New Jersey

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation that New Jersey will receive $7,970,174 in federal grants to repair or reconstruct federal highways and roads on federal lands that suffered serious damage as a result of Hurricane Ida. “Few states in our nation have been impacted more by devastating storms than New Jersey,” said...

Pascrell Unveils Blockbuster Congressional Report on 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, today unveiled a new report from the Subcommittee detailing widespread executive profiteering, stock buybacks, and gas gouging by large oil companies awash in record-setting profits. Speaking today in front of gas stations in Clifton, New Jersey, Pascrell revealed the report’s findings, exco...

Pascrell Praises Historic Student Debt Forgiveness

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today praised President Biden’s historic executive action to forgive up to $20,000 of student debt for millions of young Americans. The forgiven loans will not be subject to income tax thanks to the Student Loan Tax Relief Act (H.R. 1546), legislation co-led by Rep. Pascrell which wa...

Pascrell Announces Over $18 Million in New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant Awards

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded $18,919,125 in Nonprofit Security Grant (NSGP) funding to New Jersey, of which $570,000 will go to protect houses of worship and nonprofits throughout New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District. Amid a wave of antisemitic and bigoted violence, these awards will support security im...

Pascrell Seeks Plan for IRA Funds to Pursue Wealthy Tax Cheats and Improve Taxpayer Services

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Chares Rettig requesting details on how the agency will use funding provided by the new Inflation Reduction Act for enforcement of our nation’s tax laws. Last week, Congressman Pascrell and his Democratic colleagues approved robust ...

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