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Pascrell Bill Supporting Heroic First Responders Passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised House passage of his Public Safety Officer Pandemic Response Act (H.R. 6509), which will ensure that public safety officers who contract COVID-19 in the line of duty are eligible for benefits for their families should they become disabled or die from the virus. Pascrell introduced the legislation last month with House Judiciar... Read more »

Pascrell Reintroduces Bring Jobs Home Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today reintroduced the Bring Jobs Home Act, legislation which seeks to cut taxes for American companies that move jobs to the U.S. from another nation, and also would close tax loopholes that reward companies shipping jobs overseas. Pascrell’s bill is cosponsored by... Read more »

Pascrell, Watson Coleman, Gottheimer Lead NJ Members Seeking National Guard Help for Nursing Homes

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12), and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) today led a contingent of New Jersey delegation members in writing to the New Jersey National Guard (NJNG), echoing the Governor’s request that they provide personnel and resources to in-need New Jersey long-term care (LTC) facilities as the state endures medical staffing shortages. The letter w... Read more »

Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012

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Mr. Speaker, this bill makes it as clear as day just what the priorities of the majority are. Instead of working with us to shift the tax burden away from the middle class--who haven't gotten a raise in a long time--and small businesses, this bill does the exact opposite. And for you to continue to say that this is going to be a burden across the board on small businesses is delusional. Ninety-se... Read more »

Bring Jobs Home Act

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Madam Speaker, Albert Einstein once said the definition of ``insanity''--and you've heard this before, Madam Speaker--is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Well, we've already voted over 30 times to repeal or restrict the Affordable Care Act, and here we are again, wasting time with politics instead of putting people back to work. We're offering you the opportunit... Read more »

Healthcare Cost Reduction Act of 2012

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Mr. PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, I thank the ranking member. This bill repeals the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices used in the United States that was originally enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act. Now let's talk straight to the American people. How many bills do we have to go through until you will admit that all you're doing is trying to bleed the legislation, which is now law in the... Read more »

The Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012

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Mr. PASCRELL. I think that this is a very important amendment. We talked about reining in tax cheats, and that's what we're talking about here. Given the relationship between offshore tax avoidance--and we've seen chapter and verse of how people avoid taxes--I want everybody in this room to understand when they avoid taxes that means those who pay taxes have to pay more to make up the difference.... Read more »

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