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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...

Pascrell, Doggett Demand Answers in Illegal Voter Bribery Card Scheme

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, today wrote to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar demanding urgent answers on a purported Trump administration scheme to send prescription drug discount cards to seniors before the el...

Pascrell Excoriates Trump Scheme to Destroy Social Security

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Pascrell Statement on President Trump’s Prescription Drug Price Proposal

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U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) issued the following statement on President Trump’s proposal to address the high price of prescription drugs: “Yet again we see that this administration's stock in trade is breaking promises. After making repeated guarantees to push Medicare to negotiate drug prices, Donald Trump is showing he never had any intention of doing anything meaningful to ...

Rep. Pascrell Statement on Trump Budget Proposal

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Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement on President Trump’s FY19 budget request: “President Trump’s budget is a sad joke,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Slashing the federal budget in the name of deficit reduction rings hollow when the Trump Administration championed a deficit-busting $1.5 trill...

Rep. Pascrell Statement on Lack of Bipartisanship in Republican Continuing Resolution

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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) issued the following statement today following the passage of a continuing resolution that funds the government into mid-January.. "Today the House of Representatives adjourned for the holidays without finding any resolution to a whole host of issues that are critically important to Americans. Republican House leadership decided not to engage Democratic membe...

Rep. Pascrell: Tax Bill Rewards Donors & Trump Family

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Republican tax bill conference report. "Tax reform should be an opportunity to set a framework in which all Americans are treated fairly, rewarded for their work, and invested in as human capital. Instead, the tax bill Republ...

Governor-elect Murphy, N.J. House Democrats Denounce GOP Tax Plan

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NEWARK, N.J. – Today, Governor-elect Phil Murphy and Democratic members of the New Jersey House delegation discussed the impact of the House Republican’s tax plan on New Jersey. The plan is estimated to cost many New Jersey families thousands of dollars a year. A total of 1.8 million New Jersey households deduct a cumulative $17 billion in state income or sales taxes from their federal taxes. Thos...

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