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Higgins, Pascrell Hail IRS Move to Allow Americans to Keep Full Stimulus Payments

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U.S. Reps. Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Chairman of the House Ways and Subcommittee on Oversight, today celebrated a decision by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to allow recipients of stimulus checks under the CARES Act to enjoy their full stimulus award. Under the IRS’s move, Americans who claim the R...

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...

Pascrell Announces Major Federal Aid for Fire Departments in Covid Relief Bill

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Today, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and his Democratic colleagues passed the American Rescue Plan, comprehensive relief and stimulus legislation that will combat the dual threats of the pandemic and its economic fallout. Co-sponsored by Pascrell, the legislation provides an additional $300 million for federal fire services grants in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to help America’s fire department...

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, 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. ...

Pascrell Supports Historic Stimulus

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U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today voted in favor of H.R. 1319, 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 few moments in American history has decisive action been more necessary. Americans have awarded Democrats with full control of the government to ...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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