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Pascrell Hammers Latest DeJoy Plan for Postal Destruction

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today blasted an announcement by United States Postal Service (USPS) leadership that it wanted to shorten post office hours, raise prices, and slow first class mail in a continued effort by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to destabilize the Post Office. “This so-called plan offered by USPS leadership should itself be a dead letter. Americans demand the restora... Read more »

Pascrell, Pallone Push Postponement for National Flood Insurance Changes

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06), the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging the National Flood Insurance Program’s Risk Rating 2.0 implementation be postponed to ensure transparency in the process and fairness for New Jersey policyholders. “We write to urge you to postpo... Read more »

Chu, Pascrell, Ways and Means Democrats Press IRS to Ensure Stimulus Help Reaches Neediest Americans

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Judy Chu (D-CA-27), members of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today led 14 of their committee colleagues in pushing U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig to get stimulus help to Americans who need it most from the historic American Rescue Plan recently passed by the Democratic... Read more »

Ways and Means Chairs Statement on Tax Evasion by the Wealthy and the Tax Gap

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Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (D-CA), and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement in response to recent reports on unpaid taxes from wealthy Americans: “For far too long in our country, the wealthy have not paid their fair share of taxes. The resul... Read more »

Ways and Means Democrats Demand Prompt Payment of Stimulus Checks to Social Security, Other Beneficiaries

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Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT), Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), and Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) wrote to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) to express their concerns over reported delays in ... Read more »

Connolly, Blumenauer, Pascrell Lead 41 Members in Urging President Biden to Remove and Replace Entire Postal Board of Governors

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Chairman of the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Trade, and Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Chairman of the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight, led 41 of their colleagues in writing to President Joe Biden to urge him to immediately remove and replace the six curr... Read more »

Pascrell, Rutherford Relaunch the House Law Enforcement Caucus

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and John Rutherford (R-FL-04) relaunched the House Law Enforcement Caucus. Created in 1994, the House Law Enforcement Caucus serves as a clearinghouse for information and grants, and a sounding board for ideas addressing the law enforcement community. The caucus is chaired by Reps. Pascrell and Rutherford. “Law enforcement officers serve every communi... Read more »

Pascrell Votes in Support of Dreamers

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021. This legislation offers a path to permanent legal status for millions of young undocumented immigrants, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The bill would provide protections for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) hol... Read more »

Pascrell, Reed, DeFazio, Diaz-Balart Reintroduce Disaster Aid Bill

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Tom Reed (R-NY-23), Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04), and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) today reintroduced the Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act, bipartisan legislation that will create a $3,000 tax credit for homes and a $25,000 tax credit for businesses to help their owners rebuild after natural disasters. In 2020, the United States experienced 22 sep... Read more »

Pascrell, Neal Applaud IRS Tax-Filing Extension to May 17

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, today applauded the decision by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that it would extend the federal tax-filing deadline from April 15 to May 17. The decision comes after Pascrell had led repeated calls in Congress for the IRS to give already-strained Americans flexibility to file their 2020... Read more »

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