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Pascrell Joins Democrats to Save Economy

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) traveled down to Washington to join his Democratic colleagues to pass an emergency bill to end the debt crisis and save the economy from certain collapse. He has been aggressive in warning about the consequences of the debt limit breach that Republicans have been threatening all year. “Once again, Democrats are moving urgently to save America from…

Pascrell and Pallone Introduce “BOSS and SWIFT ACT” to Finally Rein in Out-of-Control Ticket Marketplace

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Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06) today introduced their updated BOSS and SWIFT Act legislation to provide needed transparency and regulation to the badly corrupted live events ticket marketplace. The legislation is named in honor of New Jersey hero Bruce Springsteen and fans of Taylor Swift who…

Pascrell Blasts Latest Support for New York Congestion Pricing Scheme

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) criticized today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) regarding New York’s congestion pricing plan. “I’ve said it before and I will say it one more time: New Jerseyans are used to paying our fair share but New York’s congestion pricing scheme is fatally flawed and unnecessarily unfair,” said Congressman Pascrell. “USDOT…

Pascrell Highlights Federal Role in Rebirth of Negro League Stadium

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today joined dignitaries from Paterson, across New Jersey, and throughout the nation celebrating the rebirth of historic Hinchliffe Stadium, one of the few remaining Negro League stadiums left in existence. The restored stadium is due in part to support from the federal government secured by Pascrell’s office over the years. “If the Great Falls is…

Smith and Pascrell Introduce Legislation Chasing International Fugitives

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As part of National Police Week, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ-04) together with Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) today introduced two pieces of legislation that would further the extradition of US fugitives—including notorious New Jersey cop-killer Joanne Chesimard and convicted felon George Wright, as well as New York terrorist William Morales—and others who have fled the United States in an…

Pascrell Marks Police Week

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the longtime co-chairman of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, took to the House floor to praise law enforcement officers as the nation marks Police Week. Pascrell also criticized Republican politicization of Police Week and forcing the House to vote on partisan bills to do little to help law enforcement officers. “I am always proud to…

Pascrell Pro-Police Provisions Rejected by Republicans

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, today lambasted the Republican House majority for rejecting a series of vital Pascrell-authored amendments aimed at bolstering support for federal law enforcement agencies and ensuring public safety. "These amendments were designed to protect and support the brave men and women who put their…

Pascrell Celebrates Announcement on Atlantic Shores Wind Projects in New Jersey

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated an announcement this morning by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) that it would commence next steps in developing new offshore wind projects off the Garden State’s coast. The availability of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for two wind energy projects offshore New Jersey is the next step in helping meet…

Pascrell, Ways and Means Democrats Statement on IRS Addressing Racial Disparities in Audit Rates

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Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Oversight Subcommittee Ranking Member Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Ranking Member Danny K. Davis (D-IL), and Racial Equity Initiative Co-Chair Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) released the following statement on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) work on addressing racial bias in audit rates after reporting…

Pascrell Op-ed: What Republican Default Will Mean For Everyday Americans

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a longtime member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, has published a new op-ed in the Bergen Record of New Jersey outlining what would happen to the American economy if House Republicans follow through on the reckless threats to breach the debt ceiling. “Social Security checks will cease and Medicare reimbursements will freeze,…

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