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Pascrell Reacts to Incomplete Mueller Report

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), reacted to the release of a redacted version of the Mueller Report. “Despite William Barr’s continued efforts to engage in a cover up, what we read today is one of the most tragic documents in the history of the American presidency. The censored report confirms what we already knew: that Donald Trump and his campaign maintained dangerous coordination ... Read More »

Pascrell Leads Call for NAFTA Labor Reforms

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), led 84 of their colleagues in a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer making clear that Mexico must pass meaningful labor reforms before consideration of any renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “We wr... Read More »

Pascrell Hammers Tax Return Stonewalling

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Last night, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) harshly criticized a letter from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin signaling that the Trump administration would stonewall House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal’s (D-MA-01) request for Donald Trump’s tax returns, pursuant to his clear power under 26 U.S. Code § 6103(f). “This is calculated stonewalling even at the cost of breaking th... Read More »

Pascrell Essay: Congress Is Sabotaging Your Post Office

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Originally published in Washington Monthly The Larry Doby Post Office is located at 194 Ward Street in Paterson, New Jersey, across the street from my congressional office. Dedicated on August 28, 1933, by the legendary Postmaster General James Farley, the structure was one of the many built by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration in the throes of the Great Depression. While it may not have one ... Read More »

Pascrell, Menendez, Murphy Celebrate Great Falls Anniversary Milestone

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PATERSON, NJ – This afternoon, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Gov. Phil Murphy, Mayor Andre Sayegh, and other officials celebrated the tenth anniversary of Paterson Great Falls as a National Historic Park. In a ceremony overlooking the gorgeous natural falls, the leaders recounted the hard work that won federal designation, extolled the terrific progress made in ... Read More »

Pascrell, Rutherford Introduce Bills to Protect Law Enforcement, Mint Commemorative Coin

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and John Rutherford (R-FL-04), the co-chairs of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, introduced two pieces of legislation to support law enforcement initiatives. The Probation Officer Protection Act, H.R. 1866, would give federal probation officers the power to arrest third party individuals that obstruct a parole officer from carrying... Read More »

Pascrell, Baldwin Move to Close Infamous Tax Loophole Favored by One Percent

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) unveiled the Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2019, legislation to close one of the most egregious loopholes in the federal tax code. In the House, the bill is also cosponsored by Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI-09) and Max Rose (D-NY-11). “Certain weal... Read More »

Pascrell Calls for National Security Investigation of Carbon Pollution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee and its Subcommittee on Trade, sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross calling on him to initiate an investigation into the threat of carbon pollution. The letter was also signed by Reps. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA-34) and Judy Chu (D-CA-27), both members of the Ways and Means ... Read More »

Pascrell Testifies Before Select Modernization Committee on Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) testified before the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. In his testimony, Pascrell outlined the devolution of congressional prerogative from decades of deliberate inattention and underinvestment and offered recommendations to the committee on critical reforms. “For the last 25 years we have watched as our Congress – t... Read More »

Cohen's charges make getting Trump's taxes even more important

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Originally appeared in The Hill Michael Cohen's recent public congressional testimony was a startling moment in recent history. His allegations that Donald Trump routinely evaded taxes and committed other financial fraud should result in an immediate request to the Treasury to turn over President Trump’s business and personal tax returns. According to Cohen, Trump falsely inflated his assets to ge... Read More »

Pascrell Supports Green New Deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09) today announced that he had signed on to cosponsor H.Res. 109, the landmark Green New Deal legislation seeking to combat climate change. “Climate change is real, and its impacts are already here. Our earth is warming at alarming rates as the last five years have been the hottest on record. Climate scientists are in universal agreement tha... Read More »

Pascrell and Menendez: Fighting back with the SALT Act

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Originally printed in the Bergen Record. That audible groan you hear is the latest person who just realized they got hosed on their taxes. That gut punch when reality sets in that you did not get a refund, but a bill from the IRS. You should be angry – furious. Our used car salesman of a President and his Republican cronies in Congress sold you a bill of goods. They promised a windfall for the mid... Read More »

Pascrell Comments on Ongoing Trade Negotiations With China

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, issued a statement in advance of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s testimony before the committee next week on trade negotiations with China. “With the March 1 deadline rapidly approaching, I am eager to hear from Ambassador Lighthizer on the administ... Read More »

Pascrell Blasts Apparent Trump Obstruction of Justice

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09) issued a statement in response to a New York Times investigation that Donald Trump may have committed obstruction of justice in instructing his acting Attorney General to meddle in an active Justice Department criminal probe. “If this disturbing New York Times report is accurate, then the President of the United States committed obstructi... Read More »

Pascrell Accepts Legislator of the Year Award From Major County Sheriffs Association

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the longtime co-chair of Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, accepted the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award from the Major County Sheriffs’ Association. The group reserves this annual award for individuals who play a vital role in the support of law enforcement, especially Sheriffs, across the nation. “To say that I am honored to ... Read More »

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