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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 »

Pascrell Endorses Pelosi Call for Trump Tax Returns

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PATERSON, NJ – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, reacted positively to incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s endorsement of efforts to obtain Donald Trump’s personal and business tax returns by invoking the committee’s power under 26 U.S.C. Sec. 6103(f). “I stand in strong support of Speaker-designee... Read more »

Pascrell Cheers House Passage of Bipartisan Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chairman of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, celebrated the passage in the House of Representatives of H.R. 6615, the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program Reauthorization Act of 2018. The legislation extends federal TBI programs through 2023. It also authorizes resources to boost the CDC’s efforts to launch a National... Read more »

Pascrell Decries Ballooning Trade Deficit

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– Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, issued a statement on reports that the United States deficit climbed to a decade-long high in October amid a record shortfall with China. “The trade deficit in October rose to a 10-year high despite Trump’s promises to cut it. Ironically, the record shortfall with China... Read more »

Pascrell Celebrates Senate Passage of Congressional Gold Medal to Baseball Pioneer Larry Doby

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– Today, U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated the passage in the Senate of H.R. 1861, legislation that will award the Congressional Gold Medal to Larry Doby, a star baseball player who helped break the Major League Baseball color barrier. With today’s passage, the legislation co-sponsored by Jim Renacci (R-OH-16), Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rob Portman (R-OH), Cory Boo... Read more »

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