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Pascrell Assails Trump’s Treachery

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to reports that Donald Trump removed Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire after Maguire briefed members of Congress on Russia’s continued attacks on American elections. “If these reports are accurate, we should be clear and direct with what they mean,” said Rep. Pascrell, a leading congressional critic of the Trump administration. “T... Read more »

Pascrell, Sayegh Announce $817K Federal Grant to Combat HIV Epidemic in Paterson

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $817,544 to Paterson to help the city combat HIV. The grant will aid low-income individuals and families by enhancing access to care and providing direct financial assistance to areas most severely affected by the virus that causes AIDS. “This grant will help the City of Paterso... Read more »

Pascrell Defends ‘Parasite’ after Trump Attacks on Acclaimed South Korean Film

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) came to the defense of Bong Joon-ho’s award-winning ‘Parasite’ after Donald Trump baselessly denigrated the film’s recognition by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at a political rally in Colorado. “The movie Parasite has rightly electrified the world with its trenchant observations about class, inequality, and other timely themes of our ... Read more »

Pascrell Rejects Pearl Jam Criticism of BOSS Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today responded to a letter the band Pearl Jam sent to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR-02) opposing Rep. Pascrell’s H.R. 3248, the Better Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert Ticketing (BOSS Act), landmark legislation to fix the corrupted live events ticket ma... Read more »

Pascrell Again Sounds Alarm on Trump Pardon Abuse

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) reacted to the announcement by Donald Trump that he would commute the sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, who is currently in prison for overwhelming public corruption, and pardon junk bond king Michael Milken, the face of the 1980s finance scandals. “The pardoning of these disgraced figures should be treated as another national scand... Read more »

Pascrell Decries DHS Shortchanging New Jersey Security Support

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today raised strong objections to a notice issued by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announcing that New Jersey would be eligible for less FY2020 funding in the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) than it received in the previous year. The SHSP provides federal... Read more »

Pascrell, Arrington Introduce FAIR TARIFF Act

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX-19) today introduced the For Accurate Import Relief To Aid Retailers and Importers of Foreign Freights (FAIR TARIFF) Act. The bipartisan bill would alleviate some of the costs American importers incur from the unfair process through which foreign tariffs were imposed, helping to shift the financial burden from American importers bac... Read more »

Pascrell Hammers Trump Italian-American Slur

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the co-chair of the Congressional Italian-American Delegation, blasted Donald Trump for invoking an Italian-American slur against CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and his brother New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. “It isn’t enough that Trump degrades his office every day and acts like a lawless authoritarian. On top of that he insists on slurring Italian-Americans with a... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Crackdown on Surprise Medical Billing

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, voted in strong support of H.R. 5826, the Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act, legislation that will crack down on unscrupulous surprise medical billing. “Surprise medical bills top the list of expenses Americans worry about affording,” Pascrell said Whether it’s emergency... Read more »

Pascrell Blasts Private Equity Impact on Health Care Costs

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) spoke out against private equity’s growing influence in industries across America as the Ways and Means Committee considered H.R. 5826, the Transparency in Health Care Investments Act. The committee approved this legislation requiring greater transparency for private equity firms that own and control medical care providers. Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascr... Read more »

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