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Pascrell Op-ed: Private Equity’s Growing Control of Health Care Endangers the Underserved

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PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, has an op-ed on Wall Street’s growing control of the health care industry, particularly in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. The piece in the Bergen Record of New Jersey builds on Pascrell’s March 25 oversight hearing highlighting how private equity-owned facilities...

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...

Sherrill, Pascrell Reintroduce Legislation to Improve Oversight, Safety at Nursing Homes

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Representatives Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-9) today reintroduced their legislation to improve oversight of long-term care facilities and protect seniors and workers. While only 0.5 percent of U.S. residents live in nursing homes, individuals in nursing homes account for more than a third of the nation’s COVID-19 deaths. “Too many Americans have died in nursing homes duri...

Pascrell, Sherrill, Menendez Introduce Oversight Overhaul for Pandemic-Plagued Nursing Homes

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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 introduced their legislation to restore regulations regarding infection control and emergency preparedness in skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities. “The impact of COVID-19 on our nation has been devastating. The impact of the virus on our nursing homes has been cataclysmic,” sa...

Pascrell, Gottheimer Applaud Reports of Grand Jury Investigation into Paramus Veterans Home

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) today praised reports of an opening of a criminal probe of the Paramus Veterans Home and the unspeakable deaths that occurred at the facility. "The handling of the Paramus Veterans Home during the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest tragedies our state has ever witnessed,” said Reps. Pascrell and Gottheimer. “The incompeten...

Pascrell Celebrates Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) tonight celebrated the House’s lopsided vote to override Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “No American should ever forget that Donald Trump blocked a pay raise to the troops, resources to strengthen cyber security, parental leave for federal employees, and funding for our defense two days before Christmas,” said Rep. Pascr...

Pascrell Decries Politicization of Nursing Home Crisis

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today reacted to the Department of Justice’s escalation of a political probe into COVID-19 deaths in public nursing homes. “No one in their right mind would question the gravity of our nursing home crises. The devastation the virus has wrought on our seniors across the entire nation is one of the greatest tragedies in our modern history. In New Jersey, I have...

Pascrell, Gottheimer Statement on New Positive Case at State-Run Paramus Veterans Home

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Today, Tuesday, October 27, 2020, U.S. Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9) released the following statement regarding the first positive COVID-19 case in several months at the state-run Paramus Veterans Memorial Home, where, earlier this year, 89 residents and 1 staff member died from COVID-19. “We are deeply concerned about the possibility of an outbreak at this state...

Pascrell, Gottheimer Applaud Replacement of Paramus Veterans Home Head

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) this afternoon praised the replacement of Paramus Veterans Home CEO Matthew Schottlander by Governor Phil Murphy. They released the following joint statement. “Today’s announcement is a long time coming. The explosion of COVID-19 demanded transparency, honesty, cooperation, and competency, and the people in charge at the state-r...

Pascrell, Gottheimer Praise New Jersey Attorney General Probe into Veterans Home Deaths

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9), and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) today lauded reports that New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has launched a probe into the dozens of deaths in state veterans and nursing home facilities. “The deaths of so many of our veterans and seniors will long remain one of the greatest tragedies of this pandemic,” said Rep. Pascrell. “It is so painful because many of th...

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