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Pascrell, McHenry Reintroduce Legislation to Encourage Medical Supplies Made in America

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) today re-introduced their American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act. As the United States has contended with devastating shortages since the beginning of the pandemic, this bipartisan legislation will help end America’s over-reliance on personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies from China and other foreign nations. ... Read more »

Neal, Pascrell Praise Biden Administration’s Decision to Deliver Masks to Communities Hit Hard by the Pandemic

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Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) applauded the Biden Administration’s announcement of urgent actions to deliver masks to communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We applaud the Biden Administration’s efforts to make masks more easily available to communities most impacted by the pandemic,” sai... Read more »

Pascrell Opening Statement at Oversight Hearing on Free Tax Prep Services

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, today issued the following statement at the opening of the panel’s hearing this afternoon on “Free Tax Preparation Services During the Pandemic.” Chairman Bill Pascrell, Jr. Opening Statement Good afternoon and welcome to the first hearing of the Oversight Subcommittee in the 117th Congress.... Read more »

Pascrell Lauds Movement of Nearly $1 Trillion in COVID Relief

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today marked the work of the House Ways and Means Committee this week approving nearly $1 Trillion of President Biden’s emergency COVID-19 relief package following two days of marathon hearings. “The work our committee undertook this week may be the most important step in our fight against this virus,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Americans are suffering grievously a... 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 »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Pascrell Convenes Local Mayors for Emergency Call on Vaccines, COVID Relief

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today convened officials from New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional district in Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties for a call to discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and to coordinate vaccination efforts. The mayors asked Pascrell several questions regarding local needs including, vaccination infrastructure, how to secure more doses for their cities and town... Read more »

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... Read more »

Pascrell Votes to Send Americans $2000

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), New Jersey’s only member of the House Ways and Means Committee, tonight praised the passage in the House of the Caring for Americans with Supplemental Help (CASH) Act (H.R.9051) to increase recently authorized Economic Impact Payments to $2,000 to help Americans survive during the pandemic. “The suffering of our nation is palpable and devastating,” said Rep.... Read more »

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