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Pascrell Reintroduces Bring Jobs Home Act

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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, today reintroduced the Bring Jobs Home Act, legislation which seeks to cut taxes for American companies that move jobs to the U.S. from another nation, and also would close tax loopholes that reward companies shipping jobs overseas. The legislation is sponsored by Reps. Pascrell, Tom... Read more »

Pascrell Votes for Historic American Rescue Plan

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted emphatically for passage of the American Rescue Plan, comprehensive relief and stimulus legislation put forth by Democrats to confront the dual threats of the continuing pandemic and its economic fallout. “At moments of enormous national crisis, government has risen to the moment. The American Rescue Plan does so once more,” said Rep. Pascrell. “T... Read more »

Pascrell Proudly Backs Landmark Legislation to Protect Workers’ Right to Organize

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.R. 842, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021. Co-sponsored by Pascrell, the legislation led by House Democrats would create pathbreaking protections for unionization and help millions of working Americans bargain for higher wages, better benefits, and safer working conditions. “American workers are the backbone of our eco... Read more »

Pascrell Hails Committee Passage of Landmark Pension Protections

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the inclusion of legislation that will help preserve the pensions of retirees and workers through a unique public-private partnership that was passed today by the House Ways and Means Committee as part of President Biden’s urgent COVID-19 stimulus relief package. “This is about the American worker. Workers entered into a contract with their e... Read more »

Pascrell Leads 122 Members Calling on Biden to Support Including Paris Climate Agreement in New NAFTA

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today led 122 of his House colleagues calling on the incoming Biden administration to expand on its commitment to rejoin the Paris Agreement by working with the governments of Canada and Mexico to include the agreement in the recently-renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “[W]e strongly urge you to take your commitment to rejoin the Paris ... Read more »

Ways and Means Democrats Question Trump Administration’s Enforcement of Prohibition of Forced Labor Palm Oil Imports

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Today, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), led Committee Democrats in requesting more information on U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) enforcement strategy to prevent palm oil made from forced and child labor from entering the U... Read more »

Pascrell Commends USTR Enforcement to Protect American Dairy Workers

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, today expressed guarded praise of the announcement by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer that he would commence the first enforcement action under the recently-renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) against Canada to protect American dairy farmers and workers. “The renegotia... Read more »

Pascrell Praises Reported Nomination of Katherine Tai as Trade Representative

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a senior member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, this evening reacted positively to media reports that President-elect Joe Biden would nominate Ways and Means Chief Trade Counsel Katherine Tai to be the next United States Trade Representative. “Having had the privilege of working closely with Katherine Tai for years, I am delighted by the n... Read more »

Pascrell Blasts U.S-Brazil Trade Deal

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, today blasted reports that the United States would soon announce a new trade agreement with the Brazilian government. "The Bolsonaro regime is one of the must anti-worker, anti-environment, and outright repugnant governments in the world,” said Rep. Pascrell, one of Congress’s foremost critics of so... Read more »

Pascrell Voices Skepticism as New NAFTA Takes Effect

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee and the Subcommittee on Trade, today issued a statement to mark the new North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) going into effect. “My skepticism of Donald Trump’s administration has been validated time again and the rollout of the renegotiated NAFTA is no different. Mexico’s new labor law require... Read more »

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