Representing the 9th District of New Jersey in the House of Representatives. Proud Patersonian. Chairman, House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight.

Paterson, NJ
Joined September 2009
Say it with me: growing domestic terrorism isnโ€™t a โ€œboth-sidesโ€ issue.
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Iโ€™ve just learned Iโ€™ve been banned for life from Russia by the putin regime. This is one of the great honors of my career.
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Here are the 138 House republicans who voted to install trump as a dictator hours after rioters tried to do the same.
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Reminder that this past week 94% of House republicans voted against helping end the baby formula shortage.
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Iโ€™ve been seeing some leatherchair pundits saying Ukraine should just give Russia territory to help putin โ€œsave face.โ€ Many people have no idea the ghastly horrors Ukrainians have endured at Russiaโ€™s bloody hands. Read below (source: Bloodlands by @TimothyDSnyder, p.53,411)
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Republicans in at least 22 states want to throw women and doctors in jail after they destroy Roe.
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Regular reminder that when donald trump withheld military aid to Ukraine to extort President Zelenskyy, 99% of republicans in Congress turned their back on Ukraine and refused to remove trump from office.
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Reminder: House Democrats capped insulin at $35 and mcconnell republicans have been now blocking it for exactly six months.
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When we voted again to cap the price of insulin at $35 for millions of Americans, 94% of republicans (193-of-205) voted no. Mcconnell republicans are blocking this too.
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Rising domestic terrorism impacts us all but it isnโ€™t a both-sides problem itโ€™s a republican problem.
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We just voted to crackdown on price gouging at gas stations and every single republican voted no.
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And just days after another rightwing terrorist attack, last night we voted to prevent domestic extremism and 99.5% of republicans voted no.
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After demagoguing all week about the formula shortage last night we voted to help end the shortage and 94% of republicans voted no.
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Days after yet another rightwing terrorist rampage we just passed legislation to combat extremism and 99.5% of republicans (203-of-204) voted no.
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House Democrats just passed an emergency fund to stock store shelves with baby formula asap and 94% of republicans (192-of-204) voted no.
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We must, must, must train law enforcement to identify and properly respond to people with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD. As co-chair of Congressโ€™s Law Enforcement and Brain Injury caucuses Iโ€™m leading legislation to guarantee this training for first responders.
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As I said at todayโ€™s hearing you donโ€™t have to be Lt Columbo to see the IRS isnโ€™t getting the job done for regular Americans.
Bill Pascrell at IRS oversight hearing: โ€œYou donโ€™t have to be Lieutenant Columbo to see the IRS has major problems.โ€ He's gonna do the "one more question" bit, isn't he?
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For too long the IRS has disproportionately targeted low- and middle-income Americans while letting rich tax cheats off scot free. Today as Oversight Chair Iโ€™m leading the effort to fund IRS so the wealthy pay their fair share.
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Right now I am chairing a @WaysMeansCmte Oversight hearing on finally fixing the IRS to end our two-tier tax system.
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This afternoon I met with our Bergen teachers and used the opportunity to thank them for their heroic work these last few years and let them know our teachers are appreciated!
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