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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 This bill repeals the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices used in the United States that was originally enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act.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 »

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2012

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Mr. PASCRELL. Mr. Chairman, I stand today with my colleague from New York (Mr. Grimm) to support the working men and women of this great Nation. You might take a quick look at section 517 of this legislation, the appropriations bill, and think it doesn't stop the Department of Defense from using a project labor agreement. But you must know, in reality, this confusing language is carefully hiding ... Read more »

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012

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Mr. PASCRELL. Madam Speaker, this bill takes steps backwards from offering full protections for women and children who suffer unspeakable abuse. I'm not questioning the intentions, Madam Speaker, of those on the other side; that's not my purpose here. But who are we excluding today? You're either a unifier on the floor or you are a divider. Instead of passing the bipartisan Senate bill that provi... Read more »

COPS Program Funding

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Pascrell (D-NJ): Thank you, Mr. Dicks. I want to thank Mr. Dicks for his leadership on this issue. I want to thank Mr. Rogers for his open-mindedness, as usual, hopefully, as we go into this discussion. As Co-Chair of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, I want to call everyone's attention to one of the glaring differences between the bill the Senate passed earlier this week and the one reported by ... Read more »

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