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Chairman Pascrell Opening Statement at Select Revenue Measures and Oversight Joint Subcommittee Hearing on “Minding the Tax Gap: Improving Tax Administration for the 21st Century”

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, today issued the following statement at the opening of the panel’s joint hearing on “Minding the Tax Gap: Improving Tax Administration for the 21st Century”. (As prepared for delivery) Thank you, Chairman Thompson. I am are pleased to be holding this joint hearing on the pervasive tax gap an...

Pascrell Heralds Senate Passage of Vital First Responders Bill

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement and Congressional Fire Services Caucuses, today praised the Senate’s passage of Pascrell’s bipartisan Protecting America’s First Responders Act (PAFRA). Sponsored in the upper chamber by U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), PAFRA makes significant improvements to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Public Safety ...

Pascrell, Sewell Demand Data on GOP-led Termination of Unemployment Assistance

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Terri Sewell (D-AL-07) led 10 House colleagues in demanding data on the Republican-led campaign to prevent millions of working Americans from accessing federal unemployment assistance. In a letter to President Biden’s top economic advisors, the Members requested an urgent analysis of the ec...

Pascrell Leads New Jersey Delegation in Support of Low-Income Hospital Pilot Programs

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today led seven member of the New Jersey congressional delegation writing to the Biden administration in support of New Jersey’s application to implement hospital pilot programs for seven low-income communities in Atlantic, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, and Passaic counties. The letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administra...

Pascrell Supports Biden Administration’s Recognition of Labor Corruption in Mexico

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today spoke in favor of U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Walsh’s decision to accept the case submitted by the AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the Sindicato Nacional Independiente de Trabajadores de Industrias y de Servicios Movimiento 20/32 (SNITIS) and Public Citizen by asking Mexico to...

Pascrell: ProPublica Report Reflects Broken Tax System

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, commented on a report by ProPublica describing how some of the richest Americans pay little taxes commensurate with their titanic fortunes. Simultaneously, he has written the below letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig asking if the information documented was l...

Pascrell Op-ed: Despite the GOP, we must demand accountability for January 6 riots

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has a new op-ed in the North Jersey (Bergen) Record calling on the House to form a select committee to investigate the January 6, 2021 terrorist riots on the U.S. Capitol following Republicans’ shameless blockading of a bipartisan probe. Pascrell also warns against rising authoritarianism and urges the Senate abolish the filibuster to enact pro-democracy refo...

Pascrell, Fitzpatrick, Bost Introduce Fire Station Construction Grants Act

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Michael Bost (R-IL-12), co-chairs of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, today introduced bipartisan legislation that would help construct new fire stations for America’s firefighters. The Fire Station Construction Grants Act would authorize $1 billion in fire station construction grants administered by the Federal Emerg...

Pascrell Calls on Three New Postal Board Members to Fire DeJoy

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In a letter to the three new members of the United States Postal Service (USPS) Board of Governors appointed by President Biden, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised their service and asked if they would move to fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for his destructive tenure of leadership. “As members of the USPS Board of Governors, you have but one central responsibility: to ‘repre...

Pascrell Seeks Answers on Wall Street Takeover of Health Care

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, continued his probing of Wall Street’s destructive and increasingly dangerous control over American health care, asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine the relationship between private equity investments and subsequent bankruptcies or closures of health care facilities ...

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