Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. has built a life of public service around the principles he learned while growing up on the south side of Paterson, New Jersey. The first member of his family to graduate high school, Congressman Pascrell went on to receive dual degrees from Fordham University, serve in the United States Army, and become a teacher and adjunct professor. He served as a State Assemblyman and Mayor of Paterson before his election to the United States Congress in 1996. In the Congress, Congressman Pascrell has prioritized funding public safety, supporting educators, protecting our environment, and making our tax system fairer. He now serves as Chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, where he works tirelessly to improve our tax system for working families. A proud son and lifetime resident of Paterson, Congressman Pascrell continues to fight every day for his North Jersey neighbors.