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Chairman Pascrell Opening Statement at Select Revenue Measures and Oversight Joint Subcommittee Hearing on “Minding the Tax Gap: Improving Tax Administration for the 21st Century”

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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 joint hearing on “Minding the Tax Gap: Improving Tax Administration for the 21st Century”. (As prepared for delivery) Thank you, Chairman Thompson. I am are pleased to be holding this joint hearing on the pervasive tax gap an...

Pascrell Heralds Senate Passage of Vital First Responders Bill

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement and Congressional Fire Services Caucuses, today praised the Senate’s passage of Pascrell’s bipartisan Protecting America’s First Responders Act (PAFRA). Sponsored in the upper chamber by U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), PAFRA makes significant improvements to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Public Safety ...

Pascrell, Sewell Demand Data on GOP-led Termination of Unemployment Assistance

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Terri Sewell (D-AL-07) led 10 House colleagues in demanding data on the Republican-led campaign to prevent millions of working Americans from accessing federal unemployment assistance. In a letter to President Biden’s top economic advisors, the Members requested an urgent analysis of the ec...

Pascrell Leads New Jersey Delegation in Support of Low-Income Hospital Pilot Programs

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today led seven member of the New Jersey congressional delegation writing to the Biden administration in support of New Jersey’s application to implement hospital pilot programs for seven low-income communities in Atlantic, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, and Passaic counties. The letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administra...

Pascrell Supports Biden Administration’s Recognition of Labor Corruption in Mexico

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today spoke in favor of U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Walsh’s decision to accept the case submitted by the AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Sindicato Nacional Independiente de Trabajadores de Industrias y de Servicios Movimiento 20/32 (SNITIS) and Public Citizen by asking Mexico to...

Pascrell: ProPublica Report Reflects Broken Tax System

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, commented on a report by ProPublica describing how some of the richest Americans pay little taxes commensurate with their titanic fortunes. Simultaneously, he has written the below letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig asking if the information documented was l...

Pascrell Op-ed: Despite the GOP, we must demand accountability for January 6 riots

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has a new op-ed in the North Jersey (Bergen) Record calling on the House to form a select committee to investigate the January 6, 2021 terrorist riots on the U.S. Capitol following Republicans’ shameless blockading of a bipartisan probe. Pascrell also warns against rising authoritarianism and urges the Senate abolish the filibuster to enact pro-democracy refo...

Pascrell, Fitzpatrick, Bost Introduce Fire Station Construction Grants Act

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Michael Bost (R-IL-12), co-chairs of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, today introduced bipartisan legislation that would help construct new fire stations for America’s firefighters. The Fire Station Construction Grants Act would authorize $1 billion in fire station construction grants administered by the Federal Emerg...

Pascrell Calls on Three New Postal Board Members to Fire DeJoy

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In a letter to the three new members of the United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors appointed by President Biden, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised their service and asked if they would move to fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for his destructive tenure of leadership. “As members of the USPS Board of Governors, you have but one central responsibility: to ‘repre...

Pascrell Seeks Answers on Wall Street Takeover of Health Care

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, continued his probing of Wall Street’s destructive and increasingly dangerous control over American health care, asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine the relationship between private equity investments and subsequent bankruptcies or closures of health care facilities ...

Pascrell Condemns Disgraceful Republican Blockade of January 6 Commission

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today condemned Senate Republicans’ blocking of the formation of a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 terrorist riot on the United States Capitol. Pascrell voted for the creation of the commission in the House last week. That measure was supported by all House Democrats and 35 House Republicans. “This week, Officer Brian Sicknick’s grieving mo...

Pascrell Continues to Highlight Mexican Labor Violations

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) continued his call for addressing the rampant labor violations at General Motors (GM) plant in Silao. “Real labor reform was the promise of NAFTA 2.0 and now we must demand real results. All reports of intimidation and harassment of workers at the General Motors Silao plant by the corrupt protection union, including accusations of trying to buy votes, is una...

Pascrell, Leahy Reintroduce Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today reintroduced the Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act which will finally give the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) the ability to electronically search for the records of guns used in crimes across the country. This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to confirm vet...

Pascrell Criticizes Removal of Russian Sanctions

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today pushed back on a decision by the U.S. State Department to lift sanctions against the Russian Federation involving the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as new diplomatic talks are set to open between Washington and Moscow. “Now is no moment to lift congressionally mandated sanctions aimed against Vladimir Putin’s government and influence operations,” said Rep. Pas...

Pascrell Praises Partner with Korea Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated reintroduction of the Partner with Korea Act, bipartisan legislation that encourages greater ties between American and Korean businesses. This legislation directly supports the Biden administration’s efforts to deepen relations with South Korea and its introduction precedes the May 21 summit between President Biden and South Korean President Moon J...

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