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Republicans Vote to Keep Trump Personal & Business Tax Returns Secret

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Today, the House Ways and Means Committee voted down a Resolution of Inquiry filed by U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) directing the Secretary of the Treasury to submit President Trump’s tax returns for tax years 2006 through 2016, as well as tax return information for 515 of President Trump's business entities, to the House of Representatives. The measure failed 21-15 along party li...

Rep. Pascrell Announces $66M in Homeland Security Grants for New Jersey

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) announced $66,169,252 in federal funds awarded to New Jersey under the Homeland Security Preparedness Grant programs. The funding, through the Fiscal Year 2017, include State Homeland Security Program, Urban Area Security Initiative, Emergency Management Performance Grant Program, Nonprofit Security Grant Program, Port Security Grant Program, T...

Pascrell Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging Trump Support for Visa Reform

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to President Donald Trump last week urging support for legislative action reforming visa programs to protect American workers and crack down on outsourcing companies which deprive qualified Americans of high-skill jobs. The letter, in particular, hails the bipartisan H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017 as a measure t...

Rep. Pascrell Applauds Passage of Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 3364, Russia, Iran and North Korea Sanctions Act. "It speaks volumes that the first major bipartisan piece of legislation expected to come out of this Congress reins in this President’s authority. This tough package strengthens the ability of Congress to oversee the implementation of critic...

Rep. Pascrell Calls on House Leaders to Act on Russian Sanctions

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) called on the leadership in the House of Representatives today to bring a legislative package of Russia sanctions up for a vote in light of remarks yesterday by White House aide Sebastian Gorka that indicated the Trump Administration is preparing to return shuttered Russian compounds. The legislative package of Russia sanctions, which passed the Senat...

Rep. Pascrell Leads Letter to President Trump In Advance of Meeting with President Putin

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), led 12 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives in a letter urging President Trump to confront the Russian President on the following transgressions around the world: 1) Russia’s violations of international law and of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine; 2) Russia’s support for the Assad regime in the brutal war in Sy...

Rep. Pascrell Statement on Senate Russia Sanctions Bill Re-passage

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), author of the No Russian DACHA Act (link here), released a statement following the Senate's second passage of Russian sanctions ahead of President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week. "Congress needs to enact expanded Russia sanctions immediately. Now that the Senate has approved corrected legislation there s...

Rep. Pascrell Seeks Answers on Immigrant Military Recruitment Program Pause

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) sent a letter today to the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense regarding immigrant soldiers and delays in their path to citizenship. The letter expresses concerns with the impact that recent changes to the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program has had on immigrant military recruits. Rep. Pascrell urges...

Rep. Pascrell Announces $453,000 Grant to Counter Violent Extremism in New Jersey

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), a former member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, announced a $453,497 federal grant for the Global Peace Foundation to do training and engagement to counter violent extremism. The CVE grant program was created during the Obama Administration. On January 13, 2017, then-DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the federal government would...

Rep. Pascrell Announces $453,000 Grant to Counter Violent Extremism in New Jersey

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), a former member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, announced a $453,497 federal grant for the Global Peace Foundation to do training and engagement to counter violent extremism. The CVE grant program was created during the Obama Administration. On January 13, 2017, then-DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the federal government would...

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