Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Robin L. Kelly (D-IL-02), David Cicilline (D-RI-01), Barbara Lee (D-CA-12), Joe Morelle (D-NY-25), and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-19) intrdouced the Federal Firearm Licensee Act. This legislation, first introduced in 2021 would update sections in the U.S. Code directed at federal firearms licensees (FFLs) that have not been updated in 30 years. The… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee and Congress’s leading member seeking positive tax agency reforms, today celebrated the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Danny Werfel to become the new commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
“Running the IRS is one of the toughest jobs in government. Mr. Werfel has his work cut… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, has written to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-20) outlining the economic cataclysms Republicans are threatening by refusing to raise the debt ceiling and implores the GOP leader for his plan to protect the American economy from total disaster.
“The full faith and credit of America is… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today shared a new policy essay he has published in volume 60 of the Harvard Journal on Legislation on the origins of congressional dysfunction titled: “A House Decaying: Re-empowering the Legislature and Making Congress Great Again.” The Journal is a publication of Harvard Law School.
“Congress has been sleepwalking towards obsolescence and… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this morning commented on the shooting of a New Jersey State Trooper that occurred in his immediate neighborhood.
“Late last night, a law enforcement officer was shot on my street,” said Rep. Pascrell. “The state trooper was trying to protect our neighborhoods and keep them safe. My family and I pray for the officer’s quick recovery and for the… Read more »
U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Andrew Garbarino (R-NY-02), Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) have reintroduced the Law Enforcement Officers’ Equity Act, bipartisan legislation that will guarantee that police officers across the federal government receive their full retirement benefits. Because of a loophole in the law, thousands of federal law… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reintroduced the Law Enforcement Officer Fair Retirement Act to ensure federal police and first responders are paid the full compensation they have earned. Reps. Don Bacon (R-NE-02), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) are original cosponsors.
Despite the demanding nature of their jobs, overtime compensation for… Read more »
U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today denounced the decision by NJ Advance Media to layoff several journalists, photographers, and other staff, including the company’s only correspondent covering New Jersey’s congressional delegation Jonathan Salant.
“This is absolutely devastating for our state which deserves a lot better. We’re a state with over nine million people for… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), representing one of the largest and most vibrant Turkish and Syrian American communities in the nation, today voted in favor of H.Res. 132, a resolution Pascrell helped introduce as an original cosponsor. The resolution mourns the horrific loss of life caused by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria and applauds the heroic work of humanitarian aid… Read more »
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), representing one of the largest Ukrainian American communities in the nation, today marked exactly one year since Russia illegally invaded the sovereign nation of Ukraine.
“The last 365 days have been some of the most difficult and gruesome the world has seen since the Second World War,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Every day, Russians are murdering… Read more »