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Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), the Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA-08) and Katie Porter (D-CA-47) today introduced the Ending Wall Street Tax Giveaway Act, legislation to finally close one of the most outrageous loopholes in the entire federal tax code, so-called carried interest.
That question is rhetorical. We endorse Bill Pascrell for a 14th term, because the absence of a serious opponent makes this a choice between courageous governance and a smoldering pile of incoherent talking points.
In a city long plagued by shootings, officials gathered Thursday to announce a $1 million federal grant they said will expand a community-based violence intervention program.
In their first week in power, House Republicans were busy. They voted to gut the Internal Revenue Service — again — to help millionaires cheat on their taxes. They passed a pair of efforts to further restrict women’s freedom and bodily autonomy. They rewarded right-wing extremists with seats on important committees.
The country already owes a great debt to Pascrell. He is the Oversight subcommittee chairman who has pursued government integrity with the persistence of a Paterson Rottweiler for 13 terms, and he has led the three-year battle for Trump’s tax records.
Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) says he has some “Bad Blood” with Ticketmaster, saying he tried and failed to get Taylor Swift concert tickets as part of an oversight mission.
A former teacher and mayor of Paterson, Pascrell was first elected to Congress in 1996, defeating Rep. Bill Martini (R-Clifton). He hasn’t faced a truly competitive general election in his Passaic County-based district since, although in 2012, he had to beat fellow Rep. Steve Rothman (D-Fair Lawn) in the Democratic primary after their districts were merged.
This spring, as gas station prices drastically ticked up amid Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, something felt amiss. It seemed convenient for energy companies that gas prices were rising solely because of the war in Ukraine — and at the exorbitant rates they were climbing.