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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 »

Pascrell Condemns Antisemitism

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“Amplifying antisemitic canards is unacceptable. That any member of the US Congress would do so is an outrage. Rep. Omar’s comments channeled the cancerous bigotry that has fanned the flames of hate for centuries. She should apologize and provide an full explanation. “At the same time, last year, several of the leaders of the Republican Party themselves trafficked in antisemitic conspiracy theorie... Read More »

As Tax Season Begins, Menendez, Pascrell Lead Legislation to Repeal Trump Tax Attack on Middle Class Families

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SADDLE BROOK, NJ – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09), senior members of the tax-writing Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees, unveiled a bipartisan, bicameral bill to repeal the federal cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions, imposed by the Trump Tax Law of 2017, which has led to the double-taxing of millions of middle-class America... Read More »

Pascrell Blisters INF Withdrawal

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PATERSON, NJ – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) reacted to the announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States is withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a centerpiece agreement that has preserved world peace since the Cold War. “The INF is one of the most successful arms control treaties ever negotiated. It has fostered security for our alli... Read More »

Pascrell, Eshoo Hail Upcoming Hearing on Presidential Tax Returns

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) and Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) issued a joint statement on the announcement by the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight that it would convene a hearing Feb. 7 to assess existing authority and proposed legislation on presidential tax returns, including their legislation, H.R. 273, the Presidential Tax Transparency Act. The legislati... Read More »

Pascrell, Sires, Menendez Lead New Jersey Delegation Urging the Advancement of the Hudson Tunnel Project

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr (D-NJ-09) and Albio Sires (D-NJ-08), and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) led a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao in support of the Hudson Tunnel Project. The letter, which was also signed by Reps. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ-10), Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12), Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01)... Read More »

Why is Congress so dumb?

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Originally printed in the Washington Post In a year of congressional lowlights, the hearings we held with Silicon Valley leaders last fall may have been the lowest. One of my colleagues in the House asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai about the workings of an iPhone — a rival Apple product. Another colleague asked Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, “If you’re not listening to us on the phone, who is?” One ... Read More »

Eshoo, Pascrell Introduce Trump Tax Returns Legislation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) introduced H.R. 273, the Presidential Tax Transparency Act, legislation requiring sitting Presidents and Vice Presidents, and candidates for the presidency and vice-presidency of major parties, to publicly disclose their 10 most recent federal income tax returns. “While we continue to work to expose Donald... Read More »

Pascrell Condemns Trump Lies in Iraq

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PATERSON, NJ — Today, Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) denounced statements made by Donald Trump during his brief trip to Iraq. “Donald Trump’s comments to our troops represent another low for our country. After being shamed into visiting our fighting men and women, he proceeded to use them as props in a contemptible political event. His claim of giving our military its first pay raise ... Read More »

Pascrell Assails Justice Department Corruption Scandal

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) attacked Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and the Trump administration in the wake of reports that Whitaker disregarded the advice of a senior Justice Department ethics official to recuse himself from supervision over the Mueller criminal probe into Donald Trump and his associates. “The Acting Attorney General’s refusal ... Read More »

Pascrell Vehemently Opposes Latest Republican Tax Scam

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, voted against House Republicans’ latest tax scam, the so-called “Retirement, Savings, and Other Tax Relief Act of 2018 and the Taxpayer First Act of 2018.” “[T]his bill cherry-picks winners and losers, with many of the losers being in states like the... Read More »

Pascrell Announces $6.5M Railroad Safety Grants to North Jersey

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) had awarded $6,542,353.00 to New Jersey Transit for the implementation of the Positive Train Control system. The DOT award is part of the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program. “New Jerseyans are entitled to the best transportation sys... Read More »

Pascrell Hails Awarding of Congressional Gold Medal to Civil Rights Pioneer Larry Doby

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated the signing into law of H.R. 1861, awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Larry Doby, a star baseball player who helped break the Major League Baseball color barrier. “Paterson’s favorite son, Larry Doby, will finally be given the recognition from the United States government he has long deserved,” said Rep. Pasc... Read More »

Opinion: New Congress has vital role to play on trade front

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Within hours of the announcement by General Motors that it would shutter five of its North American plants and eliminate more than 14,000 jobs, Donald Trump took to Twitter to excoriate the carmaker for its investments in China and Mexico and made promises of government retribution for the layoffs. GM’s surprise move and Trump’s caustic response to it both highlight the perils inherent in a haphaz... Read More »

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