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Pascrell, Sen. Warren Lead Call to Improve Medical Device Safety

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35), and U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure requesting that they commit to including medical devices’ unique devi...

Pascrell Celebrates Firing of Social Security Head

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, this evening celebrated President Joe Biden’s firing of Social Security Administration Commissioner Andrew Saul and the resignation of Deputy Commissioner David Black. Pascrell was the first House member to call for their ouster and had been demanding the move for months to protect Social Se...

Pascrell Supports Legislation to Fix Social Security WEP Provision, Improve Public Employees’ Retirement Security

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, praised the reintroduction of the Public Servants Protection and Fairness Act of 2021, legislation to fix the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) for future retirees and provide meaningful relief to current WEP retirees. The bill ensures that public servants across the nation can retir...

Pascrell, Pocan Sound Alarm on Medicare Oversight

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Mark Pocan (D-WI-02), Katie Porter (D-CA-45), and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35) have written to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Beccera and the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMI) asking them to immediately freeze CMMI’s Trump-era Direct Contracting Entities (DCE) pilot programs. “We are concerned that ...

Pascrell, Neal, Larson Statement on SSA’s Decision to Halt “No-Match” Letters

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Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT), and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement regarding Social Security Administration (SSA)’s decision to halt sending “no-match” letters, also known as Educational Correspondence (EDCOR) notices: “We welcome SSA’s ann...

Menendez, Pascrell Lead Call for HHS to Halt Trump-Era Policy that Will Cost NJ Hospitals Millions

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U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (N.J.-09), senior members of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees that set national health policy, today led a delegation letter urging U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to cease implementation of a Trump-era policy that will cost Central Jersey hospitals over $100 million and undermine their abili...

Neal, Larson, Pascrell, Davis Celebrate Social Security Administration's Prompt Action on Sending Stimulus Payment Information to IRS

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Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT), Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), and Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) had sent missing payment files to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that have ...

Ways and Means Democrats Demand Prompt Payment of Stimulus Checks to Social Security, Other Beneficiaries

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Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (D-CT), Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), and Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) wrote to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) to express their concerns over reported delays in ...

Pascrell, Menendez: American Rescue Plan Unlocks Millions for NJ Hospitals

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today celebrated the inclusion of a key provision in the American Rescue Plan that will permanently unlock millions annually in Medicare dollars for New Jersey’s hospitals. President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law Friday. “For years our delegation has worked together in support of a wage index floor for all-urban s...

Pascrell, Menendez, Sherrill Urge Restoration of Nursing Home Protections Revoked by Trump

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to restore Obama administration protections of senior citizens in long-term care facilities. “We ask that CMS take administrative action to protect older Americans in long-term...

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