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Pascrell & Porter: Ticketmaster Needs to Do More to Refund Fans

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Katie Porter (D-CA-45) today published an article in Billboard reiterating their calls for Ticketmaster to offer refunds to customers who purchased tickets for events postponed due to COVID-19. After Ticketmaster had refused to issue refunds to many customers, on April 16 Pascrell and Porter demanded Ticketmaster change its policy, which the company then... Read more »

Pascrell Highlights FTC Tickets Workshop Report

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to a report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recapping the findings of its 2019 “That’s The Ticket” workshop on pervasive problems in the corrupted live events ticket market. “The FTC’s findings show a ticket marketplace in turmoil and in desperate need of changes,” said Rep. Pascrell, a longtime congressional advocate... Read more »

Pascrell Sounds Alarm on Rise in Antisemitism

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today condemned the rise in antisemitic acts in the United States and demanded urgent action to curb these hateful trends. Per a study released by the Anti-Defamation League, the United States saw 2,107 antisemitic incidents in 2019, including 463 in New Jersey alone. The national tally represents a whopping 12% increase in incidents from 2018,... Read more »

Pascrell Statement on Trump Tax Returns Cases

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today issued a statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s oral arguments today in three cases involving the release of Donald Trump’s tax returns. The three cases are: Trump v. Mazars(involving the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s subpoena of Trump business records from an accounting firm), Trump v. Deutche Bank AG(dealing with subpoenas is... Read more »

Pascrell Hails HEROES Act

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised the introduction of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act (H.R. 6800) in the House of Representatives to provide more immediate relief to every state and local government across the United States and needed relief for vital workers like first responders, health workers, and teachers keeping us s... Read more »

Pascrell Statement on Eve of Trump Tax Returns Hearing

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today issued a statement on the eve of the U.S. Supreme Court’s oral arguments Tuesday in cases involving the release of Donald Trump’s tax returns. The three cases are: Trump v. Mazars (involving the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s subpoena of Trump business records from an accounting firm), Trump v. Deutche Bank AG (dealing with sub... Read more »

Pascrell Praises Call for Reinstatement of Dr. Bright

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today praised calls by the Office of Special Counsel recommending the reinstatement of Dr. Rick Bright, the former Director of the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, who was abruptly dismissed last month after he actively resisted pressure from the Trump administration to promote unproven and possibly dangerous medical... Read more »

Pascrell Announces $167 Million to Community Hospitals

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today announced that four North Jersey hospitals had received $167,703,395 in funding provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to some of the nation’s most high-impact medical facilities facing the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, 53 New Jersey hospitals received $1,708,039,946 today in this tranche of CARES Act ... Read more »

Pascrell Reacts to Bridgegate Ruling

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), who represents Fort Lee, New Jersey which is connected by the George Washington Bridge to New York City, reacted negatively to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this morning vacating the convictions of two underlings of former Republican Gov. Chris Christie for their role in the colossal Bridgegate Scandal. “Bridgegate wrought untold damage onto... Read more »

Pascrell Assails Barr Justice Department

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. today reacted negatively to reports that the U.S. Department of Justice is dropping its criminal case against disgraced former Donald Trump aide Michael Flynn on the eve of his sentencing. “Michael Flynn is a convicted felon. Flynn confessed to his crimes. Flynn was on Vladimir Putin’s payroll. A federal judge said Flynn ‘sold out’ America and all but called him a trai... Read more »

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