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Pascrell Belittles Trump Lawsuit Against Congress

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted with ridicule to a report that Donald Trump was suing the House Ways and Means Committee, as well as the state of New York, to block release of his business and personal tax returns. “We’re entering Alice in Wonderland territory,” stated Rep. Pascrell, a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee. “First Congress was forced to sue this admini... Read more »

Pascrell Calls for Impeachment Inquiry of Donald Trump

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today called for opening an impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump for his repeated assaults on the United States Constitution. His statement is below. “Our Framers in their wisdom understood that our democratic experiment was a fragile enterprise. Their creation of a system of checks and balances was drawn to ensure no arm of our government would be superior to... Read more »

Pascrell Applauds New Jersey Lawsuit against IRS, Mnuchin

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, praised the announcement by Governor Phil Murphy and state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal that New Jersey was suing the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin for their repeated attempts to block the Garden State from providing needed tax relief to its cit... Read more »

Menendez, Booker, Pallone, Pascrell Lead Bipartisan, Comprehensive Flood Insurance Reform Bill

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Today, U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ-06) and Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) unveiled new, comprehensive, and bipartisan legislation to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years while instituting a series of sweeping reforms to address the waste, abuse, and mismanagement plaguing the system that led to delayed recove... Read more »

Pascrell Lauds New Workaround to Restore SALT Deduction

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, is an original cosponsor of a new measure in the House of Representatives, authored by Reps. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), that would overturn an IRS blockade of critical state tax relief efforts. “We should use every tool in our toolbox here: this resolution ca... Read more »

Gottheimer, Pascrell, Menendez, Booker Combat Doctor Shortage

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U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) and Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced legislation to fight New Jersey’s impending doctor shortage by increasing graduate medical education slots for community hospitals. The “Supporting Graduate Medical Education at Community Hospitals Act of 2019” corrects an arbitrary cap on hospital... Read more »

Pascrell Rejoices at House Making September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Permanent

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the passage in the House of Representatives of H.R. 1327, the James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act which would provide sustainable funding for 9/11 responders, survivors, and their families. Pascrell spoke strongly in support of the legislation in the well of t... Read more »

House Passes Pascrell Measure to Help Injured Servicemembers

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, lauded House passage of a provision he co-authored in H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. Specifically, the measure ensures blast exposure history will be recorded in medical records of servicemembers, requiring the enclosure of critical details including the da... Read more »

Pascrell Praises Bus Terminal Hearing

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) lauded the first public hearings on the environmental review process for ultimately replacing the long-decrepit Port Authority Bus Terminal, which were held Wednesday evening in Tenafly, New Jersey, and in Midtown Manhattan. “I welcome these public hearings with open arms,” said Rep. Pascrell. “The Port Authority Bus Terminal is a lifeblood artery for million... Read more »

Pascrell Calls for Acosta Impeachment

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today wrote to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10) urging his committee to begin impeachment proceedings against Labor Secretary Alex Acosta for his role in helping coverup the crimes of financier Jeffrey Epstein. “The federal indictment of financier Jeffrey Epstein for child sexual exploitation and human trafficking has horrified mill... Read more »

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