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Pascrell, Colleagues Urge Treasury Department to Reduce IRS Backlog, Bring Relief to Taxpayers

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee and Chair of its Oversight Subcommittee, today joined 190 House colleagues in urging the Treasury Department to address the unprecedented challenges facing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and bring relief to American taxpayers as tax filing season begins. “While the COVID-19 pandem...

Pascrell Seeks Federal Review of Massive Passaic Blaze

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today asked for the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) to review the huge January 14, 2022 fire at the Qualco pool chemical plant. The flames engulfed about 100,000 pounds of chlorine stored at the plant causing more than $15 million in damage. It took brave firefighters from some 100 towns several days to extinguish the fire. “While we...

Pascrell, Menendez, Booker, Murphy Announce $143M Project to Rebuild Rt. 3 Bridge over Hackensack River

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Governor Phil Murphy today announced a $143.6 million project to rebuild the eastbound span of the Route 3 bridge over the Hackensack River, ensuring the bridge is safer for travelers. The federal lawmakers secured this funding in the $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act th...

Pascrell Hails Massive Trade Bill to Curb China Abuses

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Tags: Economy

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, today praised the unveiling of the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength Act (America COMPETES Act), which includes the American Worker and Trade Competitiveness Act, a comprehensive package of House trade legislation aimed at meet...

Pascrell, Neal Introduce Legislation to Accelerate Tax Refunds

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, and Richard Neal (D-MA-01), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, have introduced corrective legislation to undo tax refund delays for recipients of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) who file their taxes early. This delay also could impact Child Tax Credits (CTC) claimed by the...

Pascrell, Blumenauer Call Out Tesla Engagement in China’s Genocide Region

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, today harshly criticized Tesla’s reported opening of a showroom in China’s Xinjiang Province, the home of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ongoing persecution and genocide of the Uyghur peoples. In a...

Pascrell Commends Paterson’s Bloomberg Philanthropies Victory

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the City of Paterson’s victory in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Mayors Challenge, a worldwide innovation competition that supports and spreads cities’ most promising ideas. Paterson’s Appropriate Medication-Assisted-Treatment Anytime, Anywhere program (RealFix) was awarded $1 million in addition to technical support and coaching over th...

Pascrell Praises First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Education Announcement at Bergen Community College

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Tags: Education

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today hailed First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona initiatives announced at Bergen Community College to meet students’ basic needs in higher education, reduce barriers to success in higher education, and provide ongoing support during the pandemic. Rep. Pascrell also welcomed news of $198 million in forthcoming American Rescue P...

Pascrell, Peters Press Medicare to Cover Covid Tests

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Scott Peters (D-CA-52) are calling on the Biden administration to provide full reimbursement to Medicare recipients who purchase at-home COVID-19 tests. Recently, the Biden administration required commercial insurers to cover the cost of at-home covid tests. “We write today to urge you to take immediate action to ensure that those covered by Medicare hav...

Pascrell Leads New Jersey Democrats in Support of Offshore Wind Project

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this week led all Democratic members of the New Jersey congressional delegation in support of constructing two offshore wind energy generation projects off the Garden State coast. The members emphasize the importance of these projects in continuing New Jersey’s national leadership against climate change. The letter is signed by Rep. Pascrell, Senator Robert M...

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