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Pascrell, Baldwin Move to Close Infamous Tax Loophole Favored by One Percent

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) unveiled the Carried Interest Fairness Act of 2019, legislation to close one of the most egregious loopholes in the federal tax code. In the House, the bill is also cosponsored by Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI-09) and Max Rose (D-NY-11). “Certain weal... Read more »

Pascrell Calls for National Security Investigation of Carbon Pollution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee and its Subcommittee on Trade, sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross calling on him to initiate an investigation into the threat of carbon pollution. The letter was also signed by Reps. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA-34) and Judy Chu (D-CA-27), both members of the Ways and Means ... Read more »

Pascrell Supports Green New Deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09) today announced that he had signed on to cosponsor H.Res. 109, the landmark Green New Deal legislation seeking to combat climate change. “Climate change is real, and its impacts are already here. Our earth is warming at alarming rates as the last five years have been the hottest on record. Climate scientists are in universal agreement tha... Read more »

Pascrell Comments on Ongoing Trade Negotiations With China

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, issued a statement in advance of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s testimony before the committee next week on trade negotiations with China. “With the March 1 deadline rapidly approaching, I am eager to hear from Ambassador Lighthizer on the administ... Read more »

Pascrell Blasts Apparent Trump Obstruction of Justice

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09) issued a statement in response to a New York Times investigation that Donald Trump may have committed obstruction of justice in instructing his acting Attorney General to meddle in an active Justice Department criminal probe. “If this disturbing New York Times report is accurate, then the President of the United States committed obstructi... Read more »

Pascrell Accepts Legislator of the Year Award From Major County Sheriffs Association

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the longtime co-chair of Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, accepted the 2019 Legislator of the Year Award from the Major County Sheriffs’ Association. The group reserves this annual award for individuals who play a vital role in the support of law enforcement, especially Sheriffs, across the nation. “To say that I am honored to ... Read more »

Pascrell Condemns Antisemitism

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“Amplifying antisemitic canards is unacceptable. That any member of the US Congress would do so is an outrage. Rep. Omar’s comments channeled the cancerous bigotry that has fanned the flames of hate for centuries. She should apologize and provide an full explanation. “At the same time, last year, several of the leaders of the Republican Party themselves trafficked in antisemitic conspiracy theorie... Read more »

As Tax Season Begins, Menendez, Pascrell Lead Legislation to Repeal Trump Tax Attack on Middle Class Families

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SADDLE BROOK, NJ – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09), senior members of the tax-writing Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees, unveiled a bipartisan, bicameral bill to repeal the federal cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions, imposed by the Trump Tax Law of 2017, which has led to the double-taxing of millions of middle-class America... Read more »

Pascrell Blisters INF Withdrawal

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PATERSON, NJ – Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) reacted to the announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States is withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a centerpiece agreement that has preserved world peace since the Cold War. “The INF is one of the most successful arms control treaties ever negotiated. It has fostered security for our alli... Read more »

Pascrell, Eshoo Hail Upcoming Hearing on Presidential Tax Returns

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) and Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) issued a joint statement on the announcement by the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight that it would convene a hearing Feb. 7 to assess existing authority and proposed legislation on presidential tax returns, including their legislation, H.R. 273, the Presidential Tax Transparency Act. The legislati... Read more »

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