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Pascrell Praises Treasury Action to Close Billionaire Bonanza Tax Loophole

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, this afternoon praised fresh action by the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service to curb abuse of arguably the worst loophole in the entire federal tax code, so-called stepped-up basis. This action follows prodding by Pascrell to issue this guidance. “Stepped-up basis might…

Pascrell, Van Hollen, Bost, Fitzpatrick, Murkowski Introduce Bill to Construct New Fire Stations Across America

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U.S Rep. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), longtime Co-Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, announced today that he and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) have reintroduced legislation to help fire departments across the United States update existing fire stations and construct new ones where needed. The Facilitating Investments Required for Emergency Services to All…

Pascrell Comments on State Takeover of Paterson Police

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the longtime congressman from the Ninth District and a lifelong Patersonian, today commented on the announcement by New Jersey Attorney Matthew Platkin that his office would takeover the Paterson Police Department. “There is nothing more important for our community or any other than making sure our neighbors feel safe, safe in their homes and safe…

Pascrell Mocks Republican Book Ban Bill

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today strongly opposed H.R. 5, House Republicans’ dangerous book ban bill that would make it easier for rightwing extremists to meddle in schools and ban books in communities across America. “Americans should be clear that Republicans are voting today to advance a bill to make it easier to ban books,” said Rep. Pascrell. “With the Governor of…

Pascrell, Klobuchar, Cramer, Giménez Introduce First Responder Cancer Benefits Bill

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chairman of the House Fire Services Caucus and House Law Enforcement Caucus, joined U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Rep. Carlos Giménez (R-FL-28) in introducing H.R. 1719, the Honoring Our Fallen Heroes Act (Honor Act), legislation to ensure fire fighters, police, and EMS personnel who die or become disabled due…

Pascrell Announces $98K in Federal Grants for Ridgefield Fire Department

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U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, announced today that the Borough of Ridgefield has been awarded $98,316.66 in federal fire safety grants. Ridgefield will receive $88,800 through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program to support hiring and retention efforts for their fire department. The funds…

Pascrell Sounds the Alarm on Despicable Rise in Antisemitism in America

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today commented on a new report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) identifying a massive 36 percent spike in antisemitic incidents across the United States. “The findings that antisemitic incidents in America have exploded over one-third in just a year should chill the spine and soul of every single American,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Last year saw…

Congressmen Pascrell and Bacon Celebrate Apparent End of Grotesque Slapping Show

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), and Don Bacon (R-NE-02), the co-chairmen of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, today celebrated the reported end of the Warner Brothers Discovery-TBS show, “The Power Slap,” where participants hit each other full in the face. The show provides little warning on brain injury risks. “We are happy at reports that the grotesque program…

Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Democrats Ask New IRS Leader For Detailed Plan to Address Broken Audit Process

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01), Judy Chu (D-CA-28), Gwen Moore (D-WI-04), and Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), members of the Subcommittee on Oversight, have written to new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Danny Werfel urging him to prioritize tax fairness and do more to…

Pascrell, Waltz Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Privacy of Americans

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On Friday, U.S. Congressmen Bill Pascrell (D-NJ-09) and Mike Waltz (R-FL-06) introduced the bipartisan Moving American's Privacy Protection Act to require U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to remove personally identifiable information (PII), which includes Social Security and passport numbers, from cargo manifests before public disclosure. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and…

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