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Ways and Means Chairs Blast HHS Deliberately Destructive Deregulation Spree

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U.S. Reps. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35), the Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Danny Davis (D-IL-07), the Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support have written to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar lambasting his move to open the flo... Read more »

Pascrell Calls for Federal Reserve to Reject Mnuchin Political Attack

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today wrote a third letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell calling on the Reserve to act with greater urgency to help the nation weather the pandemic. Pascrell again demands that the Reserve invoke Section 14(2)(b) of its charter to buy up more state and municipal debt to give communities greater flexibility to fight COVID-19, and urges the Reserve ... Read more »

Pascrell, Menendez Hammer Trump Elimination of Vaccine Office

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Continuing their crusade against politicization of the fight against COVID-19 by the Trump administration, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today rang new alarm bells in at the White House’s elimination of the National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In March 2019, the Trump government effectively eliminat... Read more »

Ways and Means Leaders Demand Increased Protections for Federal Workers

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Danny Davis (D-IL-07), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support, Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Trade, and Mike Thompson (D-CA-05), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Select ... Read more »

House Members Demand Accountability for $175 Billion COVID Relief Fund

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A group of members are calling for increased transparency of the $175 billion Provider Relief Fund (PRF) passed by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support frontline health care providers battling COVID-19. In a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, the members seek answers on a series of HHS guidances that inexplic... Read more »

Pascrell Calls for Probe on HHS Ignoring Congressional Inquiries

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today requested that Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) commence an investigation of HHS Secretary Alex Azar’s dereliction in responding to official inquiries from Congress on HHS’s work to fight COVID-19 and root out endemic Trump administration corruption. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have p... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

McKinley, Pascrell Lead Bipartisan Effort to Secure COVID-19 Testing

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\U.S. Reps. David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-WV-01) and Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ-09) have led a letter with 54 Members of Congress to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar expressing concerns over recent coverage denials from health plans for COVID-19 testing. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed by Congress in March and the CARES Act both included provisio... Read more »

Pascrell, Sherrill Tout New Legislation to Increase Oversight in Pandemic-Plagued Nursing Homes

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U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) this afternoon spoke with the Passaic Senior Center and Donna Griff and Dana Mooney, the daughters of a long-term care facility resident who died from COVID-19. In the interest of safety, the event was held remotely. “Nursing homes have been hammered by this virus with tolls that can only be categorized as cataclysmic,” said Rep... Read more »

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