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Pascrell Criticizes Barring of Congresswomen

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to reports that the state of Israel was barring entry to two members of Congress. “This decision is wrong, shows profound disrespect for the U.S. Congress, and should be rescinded,” said Rep. Pascrell, a stalwart supporter of the Jewish state. “I am no friend of the BDS movement because it wrongly demonizes Israel and does not take steps towards... Read more »

Pascrell Condemns Trump Betrayal of Hong Kong Protesters

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) reacted harshly to a report that Donald Trump promised Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping that his White House would not criticize the Chinese government for its violent crackdown of Hong Kong demonstrators and his repeated refusal to support the demonstrators. “The demonstrators in Hong Kong are showing courage that has inspired the whole w... Read more »

Pascrell Praises Protestors in Hong Kong and Moscow

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today applauded continuing demonstrations being held by citizens in Hong Kong and in Moscow standing against anti-democratic repression by the governments of China and Russia. “The protests the world has been watching are an inspiration. These brave people are sending a message to their repressive governments and the world that freedom, the rule of law, and d... Read more »

Pascrell, Sherrill, NJ Leaders Coordinate Efforts to Replace Kingsland Avenue Bridge

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11), Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, Jr., and local officials met today to tour the Kingsland Avenue Bridge. The local, state, and federal leaders discussed their joint efforts to obtain full funding to fix or replace the bridge. “The year the Kingsland Avenue Bridge was built, Theodore Roosevelt was President, Edward Stokes w... Read more »

Pascrell, King Resolution Designates September as Campus Fire Safety Month

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Peter King (R-NY-02), co-chairs of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, introduced H.Res.528, a resolution designating September as Campus Fire Safety Month to raise awareness about the importance of fire safety on college campuses. “As millions of students are preparing to return to school, now is the ideal time reiterate our commitment to edu... Read more »

Pascrell Statement on Puerto Rico

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to the resignation of Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló following widespread protests. “The people of Puerto Rico deserve to be represented by leaders who hold their trust and respect. Because the governor had clearly lost the support of Puerto Ricans, his resignation was best for his people,” said Rep. Pascrell, one of Congress’s leaders su... Read more »

Pascrell Praises Release of Nixon Tax Return Precedent

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) reacted to the revelation by the House Ways and Means Committee of records of Richard Nixon’s tax returns that were obtained in 1973 and 1974 by the Joint Committee on Taxation under 26 U.S.C. § 6103(f). “We already know that the law is on our side, but the primary sources released today are living proof of Congress’s power under Section 6103,” said Rep. Pasc... Read more »

Pascrell Details BOSS Act to Powerful Energy and Commerce Committee

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce about his bill, H.R. 3248, the Better Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert Ticketing, or BOSS Act. Cosponsored by Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., the legislation would provide needed transparency and regulation to both the primary and second live events ti... Read more »

Pascrell Votes to Extend Temporary Protective Status to Venezuelans

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– Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) lauded House passage of H.R.549, the Venezuela TPS Act of 2019. With full passage, this bipartisan legislation would designate Venezuelan nationals as eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the United States. "The situation in Venezuela has reached untenable levels. It is a dire humanitarian crisis that requires our attention. We have the t... Read more »

Pascrell Backs Robocall Relief

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.R. 3375, the bipartisan Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, which passed the House of Representatives. The legislation will outlaw numerous prevalent practices by robocallers and establish new government powers to go after fraudsters. H.R. 3375 also gives phone carriers 18 months to establish rules to fight the call spoofing many robocallers... Read more »

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