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Bill Pascrell, Jr.'s Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (NJ) - District 9, Democratic
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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-choice Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "At the end of the day, my constituents know my position on this issue. I believe women should be able to make their personal decisions in consultation with their families, their faith, and with their health professionals. That is how it should be." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/610219/no-taxpayer-funding-on-abortion-act#.VY2UaHUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL Pro-Choice America http://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/478/bill-pascrell-jr#.VY2TUXUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?" Abortion Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support a woman's right to make a personal medical decision about her reproductive rights. These personal decisions should involve a woman, her family, her faith and her physician. If an abortion is a personal decision, the government should not interfere nor should taxpayers fund such procedures. I do support some limitations in federal policy, including parental notification and late term abortions."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "I am pro choice - I support a woman's right to make a personal medical decision about her reproductive rights, but I believe there should be some limitations in federal policy, including late term abortions and federal funding for procedures."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial-birth" abortion." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "I do support a woman's right to make a personal medical decision about her reproductive health. However, I do believe that there should be limitations as to when an abortion may be performed especially late in the pregnancy. Viability of the fetus in the third trimester should be an important factor when determining legality, unless the decision to terminate the pregnancy is made out of medical necessity. I am concerned about the use of taxpayer dollars to perform abortion. Abortion is an extremely personal decision and the government should not interfere; nor should the government should provide funding. Federal money should be spent heavily on family planning funds and for educational purposes. "
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-choice" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?" Abortion Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support a woman's right to make a personal medical decision about her reproductive rights. These personal decisions should involve a woman, her family, her faith and her physician. If an abortion is a personal decision, the government should not interfere nor should taxpayers fund such procedures. I do support some limitations in federal policy, including parental notification and late term abortions."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Bill Pascrell. No Taxpayer Funding on Abortion Act. 4 May 2011. "At the end of the day, my constituents know my position on this issue. I believe women should be able to make their personal decisions in consultation with their families, their faith, and with their health professionals. That is how it should be." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Bill Pascrell a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Statement On The Stupak-pitts Amendment To The Affordable Health Care For America Act (H.R. 3962). 7 November 2009. "From my first day in Congress to today, I have voted consistently and affirmatively to ban the use of taxpayer funds for abortion. However, I am in favor of a woman's right to choose. Personal decisions, such as deciding whether or not to have an abortion, should involve a woman, her family and her faith. If an abortion is a personal decision, the government should not interfere nor should taxpayers fund such procedures." . (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. House Democrats Release Historic Catholic Statement of Principles. 28 February 2006. "We envision a world in which every child belongs to a loving family and agree with the Catholic Church about the value of human life and the undesirability of abortion-we do not celebrate its practice. Each of us is committed to reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies and creating an environment with policies that encourage pregnancies to be carried to term. We believe this includes promoting alternatives to abortion, such as adoption, and improving access to children's healthcare and child care, as well as policies that encourage paternal and maternal responsibility." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?" Abortion Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support a woman's right to make a personal medical decision about her reproductive rights. These personal decisions should involve a woman, her family, her faith and her physician. If an abortion is a personal decision, the government should not interfere nor should taxpayers fund such procedures. I do support some limitations in federal policy, including parental notification and late term abortions."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "I am pro choice - I support a woman's right to make a personal medical decision about her reproductive rights, but I believe there should be some limitations in federal policy, including late term abortions and federal funding for procedures."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial-birth" abortion." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "I do support a woman's right to make a personal medical decision about her reproductive health. However, I do believe that there should be limitations as to when an abortion may be performed especially late in the pregnancy. Viability of the fetus in the third trimester should be an important factor when determining legality, unless the decision to terminate the pregnancy is made out of medical necessity. I am concerned about the use of taxpayer dollars to perform abortion. Abortion is an extremely personal decision and the government should not interfere; nor should the government should provide funding. Federal money should be spent heavily on family planning funds and for educational purposes. "
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-choice" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?" Abortion Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support a woman's right to make a personal medical decision about her reproductive rights. These personal decisions should involve a woman, her family, her faith and her physician. If an abortion is a personal decision, the government should not interfere nor should taxpayers fund such procedures. I do support some limitations in federal policy, including parental notification and late term abortions."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • Bill Pascrell. No Taxpayer Funding on Abortion Act. 4 May 2011. "At the end of the day, my constituents know my position on this issue. I believe women should be able to make their personal decisions in consultation with their families, their faith, and with their health professionals. That is how it should be." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Bill Pascrell a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Statement On The Stupak-pitts Amendment To The Affordable Health Care For America Act (H.R. 3962). 7 November 2009. "From my first day in Congress to today, I have voted consistently and affirmatively to ban the use of taxpayer funds for abortion. However, I am in favor of a woman's right to choose. Personal decisions, such as deciding whether or not to have an abortion, should involve a woman, her family and her faith. If an abortion is a personal decision, the government should not interfere nor should taxpayers fund such procedures." . (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. House Democrats Release Historic Catholic Statement of Principles. 28 February 2006. "We envision a world in which every child belongs to a loving family and agree with the Catholic Church about the value of human life and the undesirability of abortion-we do not celebrate its practice. Each of us is committed to reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies and creating an environment with policies that encourage pregnancies to be carried to term. We believe this includes promoting alternatives to abortion, such as adoption, and improving access to children's healthcare and child care, as well as policies that encourage paternal and maternal responsibility." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "House Republicans proved whose side they are on today, and they sure don't stand with the middle class. Make no mistake, this bill will give an average $74,500 tax cut to every millionaire, but raise taxes an average of $1,000 for the middle class and working poor," said Rep. Pascrell, a co-sponsor of the competing Democratic proposal, H.R. 15, which extends all income tax cuts for the 98 percent of families with incomes under $250,000." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/732743/congressman-pascrell-blasts-house-republicans-for-approving-a-1000-tax-increase-on-the-middle-class/?search=income%20tax#.VY2iY3UViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Pursuing polices that unfairly reward the extraordinary wealthy while exploding the deficit are the reasons why I stood here in 2001 and 2003 to warn that the Bush Tax Cuts would hurt the economy, and the facts clearly show they have. All of our efforts must be focused on rebuilding this economy, and that starts with rebuilding the middle class." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/573402/rep-pascrell-backs-continuing-tax-cuts-for-americas-middle-class-workers-and-families/?search=income%20tax#.VY2faXUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Jeanette Friedman. New Jersey News Room: Congressman Bill Pascrell: Politics is not reality TV. 15 August 2011. "It seemed like 2,000 years before we finally did the debt ceiling deal. I voted for it after almost eight weeks of debate, though I really support the Bowles/Simpson deal. That had specific cuts, including the defense budget. We tried to make it clear that we cannot balance the budget unless there was revenue on the table"in vain." (www.newjerseynewsroom.com)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell Statement on Prepared State of the Union Address. 28 January 2008. "The permanent extension of tax cuts for the richest of the rich is not the answer. It is an ideological pipedream that is dead on arrival in the halls of this [110th] congress." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "h) Income taxes (high-income families)"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. h) Income taxes (high-income families)"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "6) Do you support requiring a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise taxes?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. f) $350,001 and above"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "1) Indicate the changes you support (if any) concerning the tax levels for the following categories. Select one number only. e) Family income over $150,000"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?" Budgetary, Spending, and Taxes, Part 3: Taxes (B) Other or expanded principles: "Taxes - I support the reduction of Bush tax cuts for those making over $200,000 Like many of my Democratic colleagues, I am a strong proponent of pay-as-you-go principles and believe that they should be reinstitued within the budget process for both taxes and spending."
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 6 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 5 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Video: Hensarling Appears on Kudlow Report. 2 February 2009. "We are not going to give tax cuts to the top 1% of the population. We've done that, we've been there - it has not worked. It has not produced economic investment into the economy or produced jobs." (youtu.be)
  • Bill Pascrell. Video: Bill Pascrell on Taxes. 31 August 2010. "I would extend all of [the Bush tax cuts] except for those folks making more than $200[,000] and $250,000 in the case of couples. I don't really believe that was a good move in 2001 or 2003, because that's really one of the major reasons why we have the deficit we have today...I've been an advocate of lowering the corporate rate, I think that's very, very important to stimulate growth, but the most important thing to me is the middle class tax cuts [¦] I think they're important, I think they're critical and particularly now when folks are hurting in this deep, deep recession I think that they should be extended, most assuredly." (youtu.be)
  • Bill Pascrell. Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2012. 15 April 2011. "It comes down to a clear set of priorities, Mr. Chairman. If your priorities are to cut taxes for the wealthy on the backs of the retirees, then I think this second budget is the budget for you. But if you believe in an America that protects our seniors, our children, the disabled, our veterans, levels the playing field and invests in future generations, then I urge you to stand with us." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Statement on Failure of the Super Committee. 21 November 2011. "The hope was it would find consensus without the toxic political environment that surrounded the debate over raising the debt ceiling. Democrats offered spending cuts with an expectation that the wealthy would pay more of their fair share of taxes. Republicans refused to entertain any proposal that would make the wealthiest Americans pay one more dime in taxes. That's what ultimately led to the Super Committee's failure." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeanette Friedman. New Jersey News Room: Congressman Bill Pascrell: Politics is not reality TV. 15 August 2011. "It seemed like 2,000 years before we finally did the debt ceiling deal. I voted for it after almost eight weeks of debate, though I really support the Bowles/Simpson deal. That had specific cuts, including the defense budget. We tried to make it clear that we cannot balance the budget unless there was revenue on the table"in vain." (www.newjerseynewsroom.com)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell Statement on Prepared State of the Union Address. 28 January 2008. "The permanent extension of tax cuts for the richest of the rich is not the answer. It is an ideological pipedream that is dead on arrival in the halls of this [110th] congress." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "h) Income taxes (high-income families)"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. h) Income taxes (high-income families)"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "6) Do you support requiring a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise taxes?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. f) $350,001 and above"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "1) Indicate the changes you support (if any) concerning the tax levels for the following categories. Select one number only. e) Family income over $150,000"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?" Budgetary, Spending, and Taxes, Part 3: Taxes (B) Other or expanded principles: "Taxes - I support the reduction of Bush tax cuts for those making over $200,000 Like many of my Democratic colleagues, I am a strong proponent of pay-as-you-go principles and believe that they should be reinstitued within the budget process for both taxes and spending."
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 6 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 5 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Video: Hensarling Appears on Kudlow Report. 2 February 2009. "We are not going to give tax cuts to the top 1% of the population. We've done that, we've been there - it has not worked. It has not produced economic investment into the economy or produced jobs." (youtu.be)
  • Bill Pascrell. Video: Bill Pascrell on Taxes. 31 August 2010. "I would extend all of [the Bush tax cuts] except for those folks making more than $200[,000] and $250,000 in the case of couples. I don't really believe that was a good move in 2001 or 2003, because that's really one of the major reasons why we have the deficit we have today...I've been an advocate of lowering the corporate rate, I think that's very, very important to stimulate growth, but the most important thing to me is the middle class tax cuts [¦] I think they're important, I think they're critical and particularly now when folks are hurting in this deep, deep recession I think that they should be extended, most assuredly." (youtu.be)
  • Bill Pascrell. Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2012. 15 April 2011. "It comes down to a clear set of priorities, Mr. Chairman. If your priorities are to cut taxes for the wealthy on the backs of the retirees, then I think this second budget is the budget for you. But if you believe in an America that protects our seniors, our children, the disabled, our veterans, levels the playing field and invests in future generations, then I urge you to stand with us." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Statement on Failure of the Super Committee. 21 November 2011. "The hope was it would find consensus without the toxic political environment that surrounded the debate over raising the debt ceiling. Democrats offered spending cuts with an expectation that the wealthy would pay more of their fair share of taxes. Republicans refused to entertain any proposal that would make the wealthiest Americans pay one more dime in taxes. That's what ultimately led to the Super Committee's failure." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • "Responding to the shuttering of auto dealerships throughout the country, Bill championed a provision in The Recovery Act that allowed taxpayers a deduction for State and local sales and excise taxes paid on the purchase of a new car through 2009 to help thousands of ailing dealerships nationwide and their employees." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/571243/issue-position-economy#.VZvir3UVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Last week, President Bush endorsed and signed a bipartisan $168 billion congressional agreement designed to stimulate the economy with a quick infusion of cash for middle and low-income families, capital for small business investment, and new jobs for the unemployed and underemployed." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/363688/herald-news-economic-boost-aimed-at-those-with-most-need/?search=income%20tax#.VY2bynUViko (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm pleased this legislation will provide over $200 million for the Department of Justice's COPS office, including $180 million for COPS Hiring Grants. I welcome the $175 million to help our Eastern European allies, including Ukraine, defend themselves against Russian aggression, and the $5.4 billion to combat Ebola at home and abroad." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/951203/pascrell-statement-opposing-omnibus-spending-bill#.VZviPnUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell Votes With House Majorit To Approve The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act. 13 February 2009. "'This level of robust funding for transit and highways is long-overdue,' stated Pascrell. 'Transit investment is a recession buster. It puts people to work on roadways, railways and in factories throughout New Jersey. Most importantly for the future of our state's economy, we hope to use this funding to improve the busiest rail corridor in America by providing for new transportation alternatives like the ARC tunnel project.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell Applauds Passage of Economic Stimulus Plan. 7 February 2008. "I am pleased that my colleagues in the Senate were able to broaden the target of our stimulus package to include more low-income seniors and veterans. Although more work needs to be done to include the unemployed and state governments in stimulating the economy, Congress is off to a strong start in reversing the recent economic downturn. Each week that goes by without the President's signature on a stimulus package further threatens our future economic outlook. I urge the President to sign this reasonable, bipartisan and bicameral agreement as soon it arrives on his desk." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?" Budget, Spending, and Tax Issues Other or expanded principles: "As New Jersey's only member on the Ways & Means Committee, I support a fair tax system for the citizens I represent. That is why I would like to eliminate the Alternative Minimum Tax, I have introduced legislation to expand the EITC, and I support tax cuts for the middle class. I am also a strong supporter of pay-as-you-go principles, and I believe that they should be maintained within the budget process for both taxes and spending."
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Bill Pascrell a rating of 3 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Small Business Jobs Tax Relief Act of 2010. 15 June 2010. "After years of misguided tax policies from the previous administration, which only helped extraordinarily wealthy individuals, the Ways and Means Committee is focusing its efforts on the real engine of the American economy: one-third tax cuts in the stimulus, one-third investment in the infrastructure, one-third investment in informational technology, energy jobs, and tax credits." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell Statement on Rise in New Jersey Unemployment Rate. 18 June 2008. "A temporary extension of unemployment benefits is a proven stimulus that has been implemented in the past to help America climb out of challenging economic conditions." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Letter to Speaker Pelosi: Pascrell Meets With Local Auto Dealers, Requests New Tax Incentives to Stimulate Sales. 13 November 2008. "With a little stimulus from the federal government, I am confident that we can stimulate sales, put people to work and help get the economy back on track." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Herald News: Economic Boost Aimed at Those With Most Need. 2 February 2008. "I am pleased to inform you that after years of wrangling over fundamentally flawed tax giveaways to special interests and the wealthiest few, a strong package of economic relief for working families is on the way. Last week, President Bush endorsed and signed a bipartisan $168 billion congressional agreement designed to stimulate the economy with a quick infusion of cash for middle and low-income families, capital for small business investment, and new jobs for the unemployed and underemployed." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Fox News “ Transcript. 9 January 2009. "Well, I think that we have a great package in front of us. There'll be some changes between now and the time we vote on it. There are three major areas in this stimulus package. And that is investment in the infrastructure -- we need to do that to get more people to work; this is the best way to do it -- secondly, to have middle class tax cuts -- because no group has been more affected by this downturn in the economy over the last five, six years than the middle class; and thirdly, those people who are out of work, we got to follow up and support them in terms of their healthcare whether they're unemployed or underemployed." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeanette Friedman. New Jersey News Room: Congressman Bill Pascrell: Politics is not Reality TV. 15 August 2011. "We were losing up to 600,000 jobs a month and were on the brink of a depression, but Congress didn't understand that throwing money at the problem is not the only cure. You have to create jobs. The only thing that has ever gotten this country out of this kind of a situation was the government spending money on creating jobs." (www.newjerseynewsroom.com)
  • Bill Pascrell. Unemployment Compensation Extension Act Of 2009. 5 November 2009. "The stimulus went into effect--partially, anyway--after we passed it in February with no votes from the other side, and in the third quarter of this year, we're at a loss of 256,000. That's a gain of 435,000 jobs. You compare that to the last year, the last 4 years of the former administration, and I think that the stimulus has been a great help." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell Votes With House Majorit To Approve The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act. 13 February 2009. "'This level of robust funding for transit and highways is long-overdue,' stated Pascrell. 'Transit investment is a recession buster. It puts people to work on roadways, railways and in factories throughout New Jersey. Most importantly for the future of our state's economy, we hope to use this funding to improve the busiest rail corridor in America by providing for new transportation alternatives like the ARC tunnel project.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell Applauds Passage of Economic Stimulus Plan. 7 February 2008. "I am pleased that my colleagues in the Senate were able to broaden the target of our stimulus package to include more low-income seniors and veterans. Although more work needs to be done to include the unemployed and state governments in stimulating the economy, Congress is off to a strong start in reversing the recent economic downturn. Each week that goes by without the President's signature on a stimulus package further threatens our future economic outlook. I urge the President to sign this reasonable, bipartisan and bicameral agreement as soon it arrives on his desk." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?" Budget, Spending, and Tax Issues Other or expanded principles: "As New Jersey's only member on the Ways & Means Committee, I support a fair tax system for the citizens I represent. That is why I would like to eliminate the Alternative Minimum Tax, I have introduced legislation to expand the EITC, and I support tax cuts for the middle class. I am also a strong supporter of pay-as-you-go principles, and I believe that they should be maintained within the budget process for both taxes and spending."
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Bill Pascrell a rating of 3 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Small Business Jobs Tax Relief Act of 2010. 15 June 2010. "After years of misguided tax policies from the previous administration, which only helped extraordinarily wealthy individuals, the Ways and Means Committee is focusing its efforts on the real engine of the American economy: one-third tax cuts in the stimulus, one-third investment in the infrastructure, one-third investment in informational technology, energy jobs, and tax credits." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell Statement on Rise in New Jersey Unemployment Rate. 18 June 2008. "A temporary extension of unemployment benefits is a proven stimulus that has been implemented in the past to help America climb out of challenging economic conditions." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Letter to Speaker Pelosi: Pascrell Meets With Local Auto Dealers, Requests New Tax Incentives to Stimulate Sales. 13 November 2008. "With a little stimulus from the federal government, I am confident that we can stimulate sales, put people to work and help get the economy back on track." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Herald News: Economic Boost Aimed at Those With Most Need. 2 February 2008. "I am pleased to inform you that after years of wrangling over fundamentally flawed tax giveaways to special interests and the wealthiest few, a strong package of economic relief for working families is on the way. Last week, President Bush endorsed and signed a bipartisan $168 billion congressional agreement designed to stimulate the economy with a quick infusion of cash for middle and low-income families, capital for small business investment, and new jobs for the unemployed and underemployed." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Fox News “ Transcript. 9 January 2009. "Well, I think that we have a great package in front of us. There'll be some changes between now and the time we vote on it. There are three major areas in this stimulus package. And that is investment in the infrastructure -- we need to do that to get more people to work; this is the best way to do it -- secondly, to have middle class tax cuts -- because no group has been more affected by this downturn in the economy over the last five, six years than the middle class; and thirdly, those people who are out of work, we got to follow up and support them in terms of their healthcare whether they're unemployed or underemployed." (votesmart.org)
  • Jeanette Friedman. New Jersey News Room: Congressman Bill Pascrell: Politics is not Reality TV. 15 August 2011. "We were losing up to 600,000 jobs a month and were on the brink of a depression, but Congress didn't understand that throwing money at the problem is not the only cure. You have to create jobs. The only thing that has ever gotten this country out of this kind of a situation was the government spending money on creating jobs." (www.newjerseynewsroom.com)
  • Bill Pascrell. Unemployment Compensation Extension Act Of 2009. 5 November 2009. "The stimulus went into effect--partially, anyway--after we passed it in February with no votes from the other side, and in the third quarter of this year, we're at a loss of 256,000. That's a gain of 435,000 jobs. You compare that to the last year, the last 4 years of the former administration, and I think that the stimulus has been a great help." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

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  • "Federal investment in education is also vital to our future economic prosperity by preparing students for a 21st century workforce. At a time when New Jersey schools district are facing increasingly tight budgets, these federal funds provide some much needed relief and bring us one step closer to fulfilling our vision as a leader in educating our youth." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/951214/pascrell-lauds-175-million-in-federal-preschool-funding-for-new-jersey#.VZvjHHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • "Bill supports the goal of 'No Child Left Behind' (NCLB) to create an accountability system that helps ensure that all children, regardless of how disadvantaged, are given the education they need to be productive, successful, contributing members of society." http://pascrell.house.gov/issues/education (pascrell.house.gov)
  • Bill Pascrell. Issue Position: Education. 8 December 2011. "Bill supports the goal of 'No Child Left Behind' (NCLB) to create an accountability system that helps ensure that all children, regardless of how disadvantaged, are given the education they need to be productive, successful, contributing members of society. He believes, however, that the legislation is a rather blunt instrument meant to address a challenge that requires smart, flexible solutions. Bill believes that 'No Child Left Behind' must be responsive to and informed by local educators who are implementing the Act's provisions. Bill has worked to fully fund the NCLB reforms while advocating refinements of the law. He believes that the legislation's emphasis should shift from punishing good schools for not being impossibly perfect, to holding states and localities responsible for monitoring student progress and achievement in ways that are reasonable, comprehensive, and achievable." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Give all federal education funding to states in the form of block grants and allow them to spend it as they see fit."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] d) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas? b) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. c) Education (K-12)"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government that should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. c) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Providing education is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "State" for: "Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. 3) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Eliminate the Department of Education, thereby giving state and local government greater control over educational issues."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "d) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing in reading and math."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. Announces $14.5 billion Title I Funding to Schools. 10 May 2011. "As a former educator, I know the greatest disservice a school can do is to forsake those students who aren't successful in the classroom. That is why the federal government is providing resources to help schools reach students who are at risk of not realizing their full potential. These dollars will help children succeed in the classroom, and help public schools achieve their mission of providing quality education to all students." (kids.baristanet.com)
  • Bill Pascrell. Issue Position: Education. 8 December 2011. "Bill supports the goal of 'No Child Left Behind' (NCLB) to create an accountability system that helps ensure that all children, regardless of how disadvantaged, are given the education they need to be productive, successful, contributing members of society. He believes, however, that the legislation is a rather blunt instrument meant to address a challenge that requires smart, flexible solutions. Bill believes that 'No Child Left Behind' must be responsive to and informed by local educators who are implementing the Act's provisions. Bill has worked to fully fund the NCLB reforms while advocating refinements of the law. He believes that the legislation's emphasis should shift from punishing good schools for not being impossibly perfect, to holding states and localities responsible for monitoring student progress and achievement in ways that are reasonable, comprehensive, and achievable." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Give all federal education funding to states in the form of block grants and allow them to spend it as they see fit."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] d) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "1) Indicate what changes you support (if any) concerning levels of federal funding for the following categories. Select one number only. c) Education (K-12)"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas? b) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "1) Indicate what levels of federal funding you support for the following categories. Select one number (level) only. c) Education (K-12)"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government that should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. c) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. d) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Providing education is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "State" for: "Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. 3) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Eliminate the Department of Education, thereby giving state and local government greater control over educational issues."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "d) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Education"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing in reading and math."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. Announces $14.5 billion Title I Funding to Schools. 10 May 2011. "As a former educator, I know the greatest disservice a school can do is to forsake those students who aren't successful in the classroom. That is why the federal government is providing resources to help schools reach students who are at risk of not realizing their full potential. These dollars will help children succeed in the classroom, and help public schools achieve their mission of providing quality education to all students." (kids.baristanet.com)
No Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

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  • Voted against S.1. "A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline" http://votesmart.org/bill/19390/50944/478/a-bill-to-approve-the-keystone-xl-pipeline#.VY2xaHUViko (votesmart.org)
  • "[...] we know that building the Keystone pipeline will create some jobs, and it can even help lower consumers' prices, but many of these jobs are temporary, which is true in most capital cases anyway. The price of oil has already fallen below $50 a barrel for the first time since 2009." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/949116/keystone-xl-pipeline-act/?search=pipeline#.VY20jHUViko (votesmart.org)
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Yes Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • Voted in favor of H.R. 2454 "Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ('Cap and Trade')" https://www.congress.gov/bill/111th-congress/house-bill/2454 (www.congress.gov)
  • "The time is now for the United States to lead the world in combating climate change and ensuring a clean environment and revitalized economy for future generations." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/436396/pascrell-supports-american-clean-energy-solutions-act/?search=climate%20change#.VY29jHUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell Votes to Move America Towards an Energy Independent Future. 6 December 2007. "With the price at the pump reaching over $3.00 a gallon here in New Jersey, Congress has taken swift and comprehensive action to build an energy independent future for America...Increasing fuel economy standards is the single biggest step we can take to end our dangerous reliance on foreign oil. The less oil our cars and SUVs consume, the more independent we will grow. This landmark change is backed by years of science and policy research to provide a feasible, common-sense approach to easing America's oil addiction." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Issue Position: Energy and Environment. 8 December 2011. "...[Bill Pascrell] was proud to fight for key energy provisions in the 'American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,' stimulus legislation signed into law by President Obama. To put people back to work today and reduce our dependence on polluting fossil fuels, this legislation will increase renewable energy production and renovate public buildings to make them more energy efficient. It also provides funding to improve the energy efficiency of more than 1 million modest-income homes through weatherization, saving low and middle class families money and lowering our emissions of greenhouse gases." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Fox News "Your World" - Transcript. 16 June 2008. "Look, look, we look to alternatives, and we look to see what's workable. I'm one, for instance, having nothing to do with this topic, to look at nuclear energy and if we can develop it safely. There's nothing wrong with that. We need to put everything on the table. No, the oil companies' answer to this is simply drill, drill, drill. And I'm saying my position is, Neil, that's not going to bring down the cost at the gasoline pump. Let's look at alternatives. Let's look at mass transportation. Let's conserve. And by the way, they said we couldn't pass CAFE standards. It took us 15 years. We got it up, though, didn't we?" (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Adhere to the United Nations treaty regarding global climate change."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "Record high gas prices continue to cause severe hardships for the citizens of this nation. America needs an innovative, comprehensive energy strategy to tackle this crisis head on, one that's efficient, sustainable, and lessens our impact on the world around us. I strongly support exploration on the already 68 million acres onshore and offshore in the U.S. that are leased by oil companies and are open to drilling, but have never been developed. The fact remains that while the U.S has only 1.6% of the world's known oil supply, we use a quarter of what is consumed worldwide everyday. There..."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "k) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Support the U.S. re-entering the current Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding America's environment and natural resources. Other or expanded principles: "As a former Mayor, I am deeply concerned by federal statutes that infringe upon a property owner's ability to utilize his land in the way he sees fit. I consider zoning an important local power that must be exercised responsibly and judiciously. "
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support Clear Skies Act to reduce power plant emissions by setting a national cap on pollutants."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "Record high gas prices continue to cause severe hardships for the citizens of this nation. America needs an innovative, comprehensive energy strategy to tackle this crisis head on, one that's efficient, sustainable, and lessens our impact on the world around us. I strongly support exploration on the already 68 million acres onshore and offshore in the U.S. that are leased by oil companies and are open to drilling, but have never been developed. The fact remains that while the U.S has only 1.6% of the world's known oil supply, we use a quarter of what is consumed worldwide everyday. There..."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Impose stricter national air quality standards."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Support the U.S. re-entering the Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "m) Support the Kyoto Protocol to limit global warming."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding America's environment and natural resources. Other or expanded principles: "As a former Mayor, I am deeply concerned by federal statutes that infringe upon a property owner's ability to utilize his land in the way he sees fit. I consider zoning an important local power that must be exercised responsibly and judiciously. "
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Bill Pascrell in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Bill Pascrell in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of Environment America 93 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Bill Pascrell in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Bill Pascrell in the 2004 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Bill Pascrell in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell Highlights America's Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Oil at Bloomfield Town Hall Meeting. 16 April 2006. "Congress must act to implement better energy policy by increasing CAFE standards, developing alternative energy automobiles, and prohibiting drilling in ANWR and the Outer Continental Shelf." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Solar Technology Roadmap Act. 22 October 2009. "In the 111th Congress, the House of Representatives has taken many important steps towards weaning our country off foreign oil and toward reducing the dangerous carbon emissions that create global warming. This bill would authorize $2 billion to new research partnerships and demonstration projects for solar energy technologies...Great Falls of Paterson, New Jersey, my hometown, was once the source of power that helped build this Nation into an industrial power. Today, new solar panels are being installed at the Great Falls hydroelectric plant to make that building more energy efficient. New Jersey and its Governor have shown their commitment to solar energy development and reducing greenhouse gas admissions [sic]." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Letter to the Honorable Lisa Jackson, EPA. 23 September 2011. "We are writing to express our support for the Environmental Protection Agency's final Cross-State Air Pollution Control Rule. This important public health standard will prevent approximately 34,000 premature deaths, more than 15,000 heart attacks, 19,000 cases of acute bronchitis, 4000,000 cases of aggravated asthma, and 1,8 million lost workdays annually. The aggregate health benefits will save up to $280 billion annually in avoided costs, at only a cost of only $800 million. This 350-1 benefit to cost ratio represents a great deal for the public and an opportunity to improve the quality of life and competitiveness of American metropolitan areas. In concert with other improvements to state and federal regulations, it will reduce sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide by 73% and 54%, respectively, by 2014." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Video: Bill Pascrell on Climate Change. 24 September 2010. "I am convinced, by looking at the data that we have tremendous climate change in the world...There are certain parts of the world that are becoming heated. This is, we know, a main result of too much carbon in the air and we continue to depend upon fossil fuel, and foreign fossil fuel at that, but we should be looking at alternative forms of energy...and there's no question in my mind that we need to deal with the chemical imbalance, with the toxins that are in the air cause I don't want my grandchildren to be inheriting that to stunt their growth, to constrict their growth or their development or their health in their future. I think we need to do something about this." (youtu.be)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell Votes to Move America Towards an Energy Independent Future. 6 December 2007. "With the price at the pump reaching over $3.00 a gallon here in New Jersey, Congress has taken swift and comprehensive action to build an energy independent future for America...Increasing fuel economy standards is the single biggest step we can take to end our dangerous reliance on foreign oil. The less oil our cars and SUVs consume, the more independent we will grow. This landmark change is backed by years of science and policy research to provide a feasible, common-sense approach to easing America's oil addiction." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Issue Position: Energy and Environment. 8 December 2011. "...[Bill Pascrell] was proud to fight for key energy provisions in the 'American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,' stimulus legislation signed into law by President Obama. To put people back to work today and reduce our dependence on polluting fossil fuels, this legislation will increase renewable energy production and renovate public buildings to make them more energy efficient. It also provides funding to improve the energy efficiency of more than 1 million modest-income homes through weatherization, saving low and middle class families money and lowering our emissions of greenhouse gases." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Fox News "Your World" - Transcript. 16 June 2008. "Look, look, we look to alternatives, and we look to see what's workable. I'm one, for instance, having nothing to do with this topic, to look at nuclear energy and if we can develop it safely. There's nothing wrong with that. We need to put everything on the table. No, the oil companies' answer to this is simply drill, drill, drill. And I'm saying my position is, Neil, that's not going to bring down the cost at the gasoline pump. Let's look at alternatives. Let's look at mass transportation. Let's conserve. And by the way, they said we couldn't pass CAFE standards. It took us 15 years. We got it up, though, didn't we?" (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "l) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Adhere to the United Nations treaty regarding global climate change."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "Record high gas prices continue to cause severe hardships for the citizens of this nation. America needs an innovative, comprehensive energy strategy to tackle this crisis head on, one that's efficient, sustainable, and lessens our impact on the world around us. I strongly support exploration on the already 68 million acres onshore and offshore in the U.S. that are leased by oil companies and are open to drilling, but have never been developed. The fact remains that while the U.S has only 1.6% of the world's known oil supply, we use a quarter of what is consumed worldwide everyday. There..."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "k) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Support the U.S. re-entering the current Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding America's environment and natural resources. Other or expanded principles: "As a former Mayor, I am deeply concerned by federal statutes that infringe upon a property owner's ability to utilize his land in the way he sees fit. I consider zoning an important local power that must be exercised responsibly and judiciously. "
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support Clear Skies Act to reduce power plant emissions by setting a national cap on pollutants."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "Record high gas prices continue to cause severe hardships for the citizens of this nation. America needs an innovative, comprehensive energy strategy to tackle this crisis head on, one that's efficient, sustainable, and lessens our impact on the world around us. I strongly support exploration on the already 68 million acres onshore and offshore in the U.S. that are leased by oil companies and are open to drilling, but have never been developed. The fact remains that while the U.S has only 1.6% of the world's known oil supply, we use a quarter of what is consumed worldwide everyday. There..."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Impose stricter national air quality standards."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Support the U.S. re-entering the Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "m) Support the Kyoto Protocol to limit global warming."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding America's environment and natural resources. Other or expanded principles: "As a former Mayor, I am deeply concerned by federal statutes that infringe upon a property owner's ability to utilize his land in the way he sees fit. I consider zoning an important local power that must be exercised responsibly and judiciously. "
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Bill Pascrell in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Bill Pascrell in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of Environment America 93 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Bill Pascrell in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Bill Pascrell in the 2004 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed Bill Pascrell in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell Highlights America's Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Oil at Bloomfield Town Hall Meeting. 16 April 2006. "Congress must act to implement better energy policy by increasing CAFE standards, developing alternative energy automobiles, and prohibiting drilling in ANWR and the Outer Continental Shelf." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Solar Technology Roadmap Act. 22 October 2009. "In the 111th Congress, the House of Representatives has taken many important steps towards weaning our country off foreign oil and toward reducing the dangerous carbon emissions that create global warming. This bill would authorize $2 billion to new research partnerships and demonstration projects for solar energy technologies...Great Falls of Paterson, New Jersey, my hometown, was once the source of power that helped build this Nation into an industrial power. Today, new solar panels are being installed at the Great Falls hydroelectric plant to make that building more energy efficient. New Jersey and its Governor have shown their commitment to solar energy development and reducing greenhouse gas admissions [sic]." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Letter to the Honorable Lisa Jackson, EPA. 23 September 2011. "We are writing to express our support for the Environmental Protection Agency's final Cross-State Air Pollution Control Rule. This important public health standard will prevent approximately 34,000 premature deaths, more than 15,000 heart attacks, 19,000 cases of acute bronchitis, 4000,000 cases of aggravated asthma, and 1,8 million lost workdays annually. The aggregate health benefits will save up to $280 billion annually in avoided costs, at only a cost of only $800 million. This 350-1 benefit to cost ratio represents a great deal for the public and an opportunity to improve the quality of life and competitiveness of American metropolitan areas. In concert with other improvements to state and federal regulations, it will reduce sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide by 73% and 54%, respectively, by 2014." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Video: Bill Pascrell on Climate Change. 24 September 2010. "I am convinced, by looking at the data that we have tremendous climate change in the world...There are certain parts of the world that are becoming heated. This is, we know, a main result of too much carbon in the air and we continue to depend upon fossil fuel, and foreign fossil fuel at that, but we should be looking at alternative forms of energy...and there's no question in my mind that we need to deal with the chemical imbalance, with the toxins that are in the air cause I don't want my grandchildren to be inheriting that to stunt their growth, to constrict their growth or their development or their health in their future. I think we need to do something about this." (youtu.be)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. c) Enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Renew the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. d) Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Increase federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Implement tighter restrictions on firearm sales in an effort to hinder terrorist groups from stockpiling weapon arsenals."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Reauthorize the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Expand the nationwide ban on the sale or transfer of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Bill Pascrell in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Bill Pascrell voted Did Not Vote on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Bill Pascrell a grade of 9." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 66 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell, Author of Federal "Smart Gun" Legislation Fires Away at Gun Manufacturers Protection Bill. 20 October 2005. "Irresponsible gun dealers must be held accountable if they engage in dangerous behavior. It is a matter of public safety. I support the second amendment, and am not here to prevent people from owning guns. I am not here to put gun dealers out of business. It is my responsibility to promote sensible gun legislation, which instead is moving dangerously backwards." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell Fights Against Legislation that Would Erode New Jersey's Gun Control Laws. 16 November 2011. "'As a former Mayor, I have witnessed firsthand the devastating impact of handguns in our communities and the struggles of law enforcement to combat this problem,' said Pascrell, a lifelong resident of Paterson. 'Today, the numbers remain chilling. Despite our best efforts, nearly 100,000 people are killed by guns every year--over 260 people per day. This results in $100 billion annually in medical, security and criminal justice costs.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Schwaneberg. nj.com: Second Amendment ruling sparks debate on NJ gun laws. 26 June 2008. "Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-8th Dist.) said he is 'concerned' the ruling [in the Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller] 'will reach far beyond Washington, D.C. and open up the possibility for increased gun violence in New Jersey's urban neighborhoods.'" (www.nj.com)
  • Bill Pascrell. National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. 16 November 2011. "I prefer community policing than try to put more guns into the hands of those people who we don't even know are going to be trained to even use them. That's my preference, Mr. Chairman...I'm not against the Second Amendment. I support the Second Amendment. But I don't want those folks in the street who out-arm and out-gun our police officers." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Gun Violence. 1 March 2011. "Many times those who illegally have these guns or have illegal guns, many times they are better armed than our police forces. Just think about it? When we raise our hands, if we are fortunate enough to be elected or reelected, we swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States and life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as you heard the gentlewoman just mention. Part of that pledge, or a reflection of that pledge, is how we treat our law enforcement officials besides just patting them on the back. So we want to not only have a law enforcement person, a police officer out there who is well equipped, who is well trained, but is in a better position to defend us than those who seek to destroy property or limb." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. c) Enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Renew the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. d) Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Increase federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Implement tighter restrictions on firearm sales in an effort to hinder terrorist groups from stockpiling weapon arsenals."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Reauthorize the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Expand the nationwide ban on the sale or transfer of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Bill Pascrell in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Bill Pascrell voted Did Not Vote on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Bill Pascrell a grade of 9." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 66 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Schwaneberg. nj.com: Second Amendment ruling sparks debate on NJ gun laws. 26 June 2008. "Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-8th Dist.) said he is 'concerned' the ruling [in the Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller] 'will reach far beyond Washington, D.C. and open up the possibility for increased gun violence in New Jersey's urban neighborhoods.'" (www.nj.com)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell, Author of Federal "Smart Gun" Legislation Fires Away at Gun Manufacturers Protection Bill. 20 October 2005. "Irresponsible gun dealers must be held accountable if they engage in dangerous behavior. It is a matter of public safety. I support the second amendment, and am not here to prevent people from owning guns. I am not here to put gun dealers out of business. It is my responsibility to promote sensible gun legislation, which instead is moving dangerously backwards." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell Fights Against Legislation that Would Erode New Jersey's Gun Control Laws. 16 November 2011. "'As a former Mayor, I have witnessed firsthand the devastating impact of handguns in our communities and the struggles of law enforcement to combat this problem,' said Pascrell, a lifelong resident of Paterson. 'Today, the numbers remain chilling. Despite our best efforts, nearly 100,000 people are killed by guns every year--over 260 people per day. This results in $100 billion annually in medical, security and criminal justice costs.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. 16 November 2011. "I prefer community policing than try to put more guns into the hands of those people who we don't even know are going to be trained to even use them. That's my preference, Mr. Chairman...I'm not against the Second Amendment. I support the Second Amendment. But I don't want those folks in the street who out-arm and out-gun our police officers." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Gun Violence. 1 March 2011. "Many times those who illegally have these guns or have illegal guns, many times they are better armed than our police forces. Just think about it? When we raise our hands, if we are fortunate enough to be elected or reelected, we swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States and life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as you heard the gentlewoman just mention. Part of that pledge, or a reflection of that pledge, is how we treat our law enforcement officials besides just patting them on the back. So we want to not only have a law enforcement person, a police officer out there who is well equipped, who is well trained, but is in a better position to defend us than those who seek to destroy property or limb." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?" Health Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe we must do more to help physicians with the rising cost of malpractice insurance, which Congress has failed to act upon. I am pleased that health care reform included funding for demonstration projects on malpractice. While I do not support caps on malpractice awards for victims, I am open to looking at proposals that will bring liability premiums down for physicians and will decrease costs for all by reducing the practice of defensive medicine in the health care industry."
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?" Health Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe we must do more to help physicians with the rising cost of malpractice insurance, which Congress has failed to act upon. I am pleased that health care reform included funding for demonstration projects on malpractice. While I do not support caps on malpractice awards for victims, I am open to looking at proposals that will bring liability premiums down for physicians and will decrease costs for all by reducing the practice of defensive medicine in the health care industry."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Bill Pascrell. Rep. Pascrell Applauds Affordable Care Act Helping to Deliver More Than $700,000 in Federal Aid to the N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services. 15 August 2011. "I am heartened that the federal government has doubled its commitment to making sure our public health is better protected against the spread of contagious diseases and infections. Healthcare-associated infections are the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and account for nearly 100,000 deaths a year...When the federal government can help our local efforts to protect the public, everyone - from the oldest of us to the youngest - benefits from that cooperation." (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Rep. Pascrell Lauds the Federal Government's Agreement with the State of New Jersey to Provide Insurance for High Risk Individuals. 2 April 2010. "Today, people in New Jersey are seeing tangible benefits on the landmark health insurance reform legislation that became law in March. This is a huge step in ending some of the madness that has existed in health insurance coverage for far too long...Through this partnership of the federal and state governments, we are putting an end to the practice of denying someone coverage because they had a previous condition or because they have had difficulty acquiring coverage." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Rep. Pascrell Debunks GOP Myths About the Repeal of Health Care Reform Legislation. 6 January 2011. "It's illogical to say you support deficit reduction and then push to repeal health care reform which the Congressional Budget Office, has said will increase the national deficit by more than $1 trillion -- but that's exactly what they plan to do. After decades of inaction on health care, we were able to pass legislation that not only reduces the deficit but also provides a Patient Bill of Rights. Furthermore, job creation has continued to grow as a million private-sector jobs have been created since the passage of health reform. The new Congress has been in session for little more than a day, and the Republicans wasted no time in showing they want to put this country in reverse at full speed. We can't afford another year caught in a tailspin of misinformation and hysteria. That's why I won't waste any time working to get the facts to the American people." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Rep. Pascrell Counters Repeal-Health-Care-Reform Rhetoric with Cold Facts and Hard Data. 4 January 2011. "A vote to repeal health care reform is a vote to repeal coverage for 1.3 million seniors in New Jersey for annual check-ups, preventive care and prescription drugs. To repeal health care reform is to repeal protection from lifetime insurance coverage limits for 5.3 million New Jersey residents...After decades of inaction, we are finally on a path to making sure that Americans can affordably get the health care they need by keeping insurance companies accountable to their customers. We cannot return to being the kind of society that blithely accepts the size of a person's wallet determining the kind of health care someone receives." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell For Congress: Because the American People Deserve the Best Care. 8 December 2011. "I believe that all citizens should have access to first-rate and reasonable health care. I am concerned with the amount of Americans putting off necessary medical care because they cannot afford it. It is very concerning that Americans are not able to catch expensive and harmful diseases early because of cost...As a member of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, I worked on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health care reform bill. Specifically for New Jersey I helped achieve improved consumer protections for 5.3 million residents with private insurance coverage, free preventative care for 1.3 million Medicare enrollees, and tax credits for 144,000 small businesses to help cover the costs of offering health care coverage. In the 8th Congressional District, the bill will prevent over 900 families from filing bankruptcy because of medical bills extend coverage to 71,000 uninsured residents, and allow 47,000 college students the option of staying on their parents' coverage. I believe this bill will create stability in the health care system and relieve tensions caused by health care costs." (www.pascrellforcongress.com)
  • Bill Pascrell. Letter to the Honorable Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court. 10 February 2011. "Dear Justice Thomas: As an Associate Justice, you are entrusted with the responsibility to exercise the highest degree of discretion and impartiality when deciding a case. As Members of Congress, we were surprised by recent revelations of your financial ties to leading organizations dedicated to lobbying against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. We write today to respectfully ask that you maintain the integrity of this court and recuse yourself from any deliberations on the constitutionality of this act." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Issue Position: Health Care. 8 December 2011. "As a member of the exclusive Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, Bill worked on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as the health care reform bill, to help 32 million uninsured Americans afford health insurance through new state-by-state marketplaces. In New Jersey, health reform means improved consumer protections for 5.3 million New Jersey residents with private insurance coverage so they no longer have to worry about their coverage running out as they face unexpected medical bills, free preventative care for 1.3 million New Jersey Medicare enrollees, and tax credits for 144,000 New Jersey small businesses to help cover the costs of offering health care coverage." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?" Health Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe we must do more to help physicians with the rising cost of malpractice insurance, which Congress has failed to act upon. I am pleased that health care reform included funding for demonstration projects on malpractice. While I do not support caps on malpractice awards for victims, I am open to looking at proposals that will bring liability premiums down for physicians and will decrease costs for all by reducing the practice of defensive medicine in the health care industry."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?" Health Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe we must do more to help physicians with the rising cost of malpractice insurance, which Congress has failed to act upon. I am pleased that health care reform included funding for demonstration projects on malpractice. While I do not support caps on malpractice awards for victims, I am open to looking at proposals that will bring liability premiums down for physicians and will decrease costs for all by reducing the practice of defensive medicine in the health care industry."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • Bill Pascrell. Rep. Pascrell Applauds Affordable Care Act Helping to Deliver More Than $700,000 in Federal Aid to the N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services. 15 August 2011. "I am heartened that the federal government has doubled its commitment to making sure our public health is better protected against the spread of contagious diseases and infections. Healthcare-associated infections are the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and account for nearly 100,000 deaths a year...When the federal government can help our local efforts to protect the public, everyone - from the oldest of us to the youngest - benefits from that cooperation." (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Rep. Pascrell Lauds the Federal Government's Agreement with the State of New Jersey to Provide Insurance for High Risk Individuals. 2 April 2010. "Today, people in New Jersey are seeing tangible benefits on the landmark health insurance reform legislation that became law in March. This is a huge step in ending some of the madness that has existed in health insurance coverage for far too long...Through this partnership of the federal and state governments, we are putting an end to the practice of denying someone coverage because they had a previous condition or because they have had difficulty acquiring coverage." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Rep. Pascrell Debunks GOP Myths About the Repeal of Health Care Reform Legislation. 6 January 2011. "It's illogical to say you support deficit reduction and then push to repeal health care reform which the Congressional Budget Office, has said will increase the national deficit by more than $1 trillion -- but that's exactly what they plan to do. After decades of inaction on health care, we were able to pass legislation that not only reduces the deficit but also provides a Patient Bill of Rights. Furthermore, job creation has continued to grow as a million private-sector jobs have been created since the passage of health reform. The new Congress has been in session for little more than a day, and the Republicans wasted no time in showing they want to put this country in reverse at full speed. We can't afford another year caught in a tailspin of misinformation and hysteria. That's why I won't waste any time working to get the facts to the American people." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Rep. Pascrell Counters Repeal-Health-Care-Reform Rhetoric with Cold Facts and Hard Data. 4 January 2011. "A vote to repeal health care reform is a vote to repeal coverage for 1.3 million seniors in New Jersey for annual check-ups, preventive care and prescription drugs. To repeal health care reform is to repeal protection from lifetime insurance coverage limits for 5.3 million New Jersey residents...After decades of inaction, we are finally on a path to making sure that Americans can affordably get the health care they need by keeping insurance companies accountable to their customers. We cannot return to being the kind of society that blithely accepts the size of a person's wallet determining the kind of health care someone receives." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Pascrell For Congress: Because the American People Deserve the Best Care. 8 December 2011. "I believe that all citizens should have access to first-rate and reasonable health care. I am concerned with the amount of Americans putting off necessary medical care because they cannot afford it. It is very concerning that Americans are not able to catch expensive and harmful diseases early because of cost...As a member of the Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, I worked on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health care reform bill. Specifically for New Jersey I helped achieve improved consumer protections for 5.3 million residents with private insurance coverage, free preventative care for 1.3 million Medicare enrollees, and tax credits for 144,000 small businesses to help cover the costs of offering health care coverage. In the 8th Congressional District, the bill will prevent over 900 families from filing bankruptcy because of medical bills extend coverage to 71,000 uninsured residents, and allow 47,000 college students the option of staying on their parents' coverage. I believe this bill will create stability in the health care system and relieve tensions caused by health care costs." (www.pascrellforcongress.com)
  • Bill Pascrell. Letter to the Honorable Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court. 10 February 2011. "Dear Justice Thomas: As an Associate Justice, you are entrusted with the responsibility to exercise the highest degree of discretion and impartiality when deciding a case. As Members of Congress, we were surprised by recent revelations of your financial ties to leading organizations dedicated to lobbying against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. We write today to respectfully ask that you maintain the integrity of this court and recuse yourself from any deliberations on the constitutionality of this act." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Issue Position: Health Care. 8 December 2011. "As a member of the exclusive Health Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, Bill worked on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as the health care reform bill, to help 32 million uninsured Americans afford health insurance through new state-by-state marketplaces. In New Jersey, health reform means improved consumer protections for 5.3 million New Jersey residents with private insurance coverage so they no longer have to worry about their coverage running out as they face unexpected medical bills, free preventative care for 1.3 million New Jersey Medicare enrollees, and tax credits for 144,000 New Jersey small businesses to help cover the costs of offering health care coverage." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

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  • Voted in favor of H.R. 5281 "DREAM Act" https://www.congress.gov/bill/111th-congress/house-bill/5281 (www.congress.gov)
  • "In reality, policies like the Senate bill and the President’s executive order provide responsible solutions to prevent families from being torn apart and people brought to the U.S. illegally as children from being deported from the only country they’ve ever known as home. There are many aspects of our immigration system that the President cannot fix through executive action." http://pascrell.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-pascrell-statement-on-obama-immigration-plan (pascrell.house.gov)
  • Bill Pascrell. Video: Bill Pascrell on Immigration. 6 October 2010. "I'm glad to see that this administration is coming down hard on employers who defy the law, and I'm glad to see that this administration has a heart and not believing that we can simply get rid of 12 million people tomorrow morning and still counting perhaps." (youtu.be)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for certain illegal immigrants who already reside in the United States."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Allow legalization for certain illegal immigrants working in the U.S." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration. Other or expanded principles: "We must make it easier for immigrants to begin the process of becoming citizens so that they can contribute to our society and benefit from our democratic system. I am in total support of reforms that make the road to legalization a smooth one."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration. Other or expanded principles: "I strongly support comprehensive immigration reform, including legislation to reform the H1-B and L-1 visa programs, preventing abuse and installing safeguards for American workers."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive U.S. citizenship."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?" Immigration Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support actions like those taken by the State of New Jersey to notify federal immigration officials of undocumented individuals who are arrested in connection with an indictable crime. However, I don't support racial and ethnic profiling and believe such actions create mistrust in the local community and are counter productive. In the end comprehensive immigration reform is the only answer to reversing the number of undocumented individuals in our nation. Reform should also include my legislation to reform the H1-B and L-1 visa program in order to prevent abuse and ensure that jobs are offered first to American workers."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?" Immigration Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support actions like those taken by the State of New Jersey to notify federal immigration officials of undocumented individuals who are arrested in connection with an indictable crime. However, I don't support racial and ethnic profiling and believe such actions create mistrust in the local community and are counter productive. In the end comprehensive immigration reform is the only answer to reversing the number of undocumented individuals in our nation. Reform should also include my legislation to reform the H1-B and L-1 visa program in order to prevent abuse and ensure that jobs are offered first to American workers."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship."
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 83 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Herb Jackson. NorthJersey.com: Q&A with North Jersey Congressional candidates: What immigration laws would you change? 28 October 2010. "But we must have a policy in this country to deal with those people who are undocumented. And what I would recommend and suggest is we have a period of time ¦ in which people would have to come forward, register, pay a fine, learn the language, get in line back of those people who come here legally, and then we decide what the quotas are, and we decide how many people will become citizens. ¦ Amnesty is allowing people to come in and saying if you never had papers to begin with or if you had papers and you violated what were the contracts, from now on you don't have to worry about it because everybody has papers. That to me is amnesty. I'm not in any manner, shape or form pronouncing my being in favor of that." (www.northjersey.com)
  • Bill Pascrell. Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. 15 December 2005. "We are making all immigrants here suspects. I believe, and I think all of us do, that it is a moral imperative for Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. Both sides of the aisle agree on that. We need a full and robust approach, one that includes not only strong and effective enforcement provisions but strategies to create new legal channels for future flows of immigrants because they are coming...Family immigration backlogs. Families, we want to unite families in a legal fashion. This bill does not do that, Mr. Chairman. Indeed, it fails to address many of the most important elements of immigration reform while imposing harsh, considered punitive, measures. That is why I believe it is a moral imperative to vote this bill down today. I do not think it is wise, and I do not think it is a real plan. Instead of proceeding in a judicious manner that could affectively stem the flow of illegal immigration, we are debating ineffectual enforcement measures that do not increase the safety and security of the American people." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Video: Bill Pascrell on Immigration. 6 October 2010. "I'm glad to see that this administration is coming down hard on employers who defy the law, and I'm glad to see that this administration has a heart and not believing that we can simply get rid of 12 million people tomorrow morning and still counting perhaps." (youtu.be)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for certain illegal immigrants who already reside in the United States."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2002 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Allow legalization for certain illegal immigrants working in the U.S." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration. Other or expanded principles: "We must make it easier for immigrants to begin the process of becoming citizens so that they can contribute to our society and benefit from our democratic system. I am in total support of reforms that make the road to legalization a smooth one."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding immigration. Other or expanded principles: "I strongly support comprehensive immigration reform, including legislation to reform the H1-B and L-1 visa programs, preventing abuse and installing safeguards for American workers."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1998 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive U.S. citizenship."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?" Immigration Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support actions like those taken by the State of New Jersey to notify federal immigration officials of undocumented individuals who are arrested in connection with an indictable crime. However, I don't support racial and ethnic profiling and believe such actions create mistrust in the local community and are counter productive. In the end comprehensive immigration reform is the only answer to reversing the number of undocumented individuals in our nation. Reform should also include my legislation to reform the H1-B and L-1 visa program in order to prevent abuse and ensure that jobs are offered first to American workers."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?" Immigration Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support actions like those taken by the State of New Jersey to notify federal immigration officials of undocumented individuals who are arrested in connection with an indictable crime. However, I don't support racial and ethnic profiling and believe such actions create mistrust in the local community and are counter productive. In the end comprehensive immigration reform is the only answer to reversing the number of undocumented individuals in our nation. Reform should also include my legislation to reform the H1-B and L-1 visa program in order to prevent abuse and ensure that jobs are offered first to American workers."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 1996 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship."
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 83 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Herb Jackson. NorthJersey.com: Q&A with North Jersey Congressional candidates: What immigration laws would you change? 28 October 2010. "But we must have a policy in this country to deal with those people who are undocumented. And what I would recommend and suggest is we have a period of time ¦ in which people would have to come forward, register, pay a fine, learn the language, get in line back of those people who come here legally, and then we decide what the quotas are, and we decide how many people will become citizens. ¦ Amnesty is allowing people to come in and saying if you never had papers to begin with or if you had papers and you violated what were the contracts, from now on you don't have to worry about it because everybody has papers. That to me is amnesty. I'm not in any manner, shape or form pronouncing my being in favor of that." (www.northjersey.com)
  • Bill Pascrell. Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. 15 December 2005. "We are making all immigrants here suspects. I believe, and I think all of us do, that it is a moral imperative for Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. Both sides of the aisle agree on that. We need a full and robust approach, one that includes not only strong and effective enforcement provisions but strategies to create new legal channels for future flows of immigrants because they are coming...Family immigration backlogs. Families, we want to unite families in a legal fashion. This bill does not do that, Mr. Chairman. Indeed, it fails to address many of the most important elements of immigration reform while imposing harsh, considered punitive, measures. That is why I believe it is a moral imperative to vote this bill down today. I do not think it is wise, and I do not think it is a real plan. Instead of proceeding in a judicious manner that could affectively stem the flow of illegal immigration, we are debating ineffectual enforcement measures that do not increase the safety and security of the American people." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • "It is clear that DOMA does not rationally serve and, in fact, undermines, Congress's legitimate interests in the welfare of American families." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/767739/212-members-of-congress-file-historic-amicus-brief-on-doma-case-before-us-supreme-court#.VY3LYnUViko (votesmart.org)
  • "Although New Jersey has a civil union law, ample testimony before the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee two years ago demonstrated that the civil union law has not successfully provided equality to same-sex couples in New Jersey." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/661589/letter-to-democratic-colleagues-in-the-new-jersey-senate-and-assembly#.VY3KQXUViko (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "k) Should marriage be restricted to a union only between a man and a woman?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform. Other or expanded principles: "I do not support amending our federal constitutional to define marriage, a matter historically the purview of the states. My opposition is based on the preservation of states' rights and my desire to strengthen and unify all American families. America's marriage and civil rights laws must reflect our efforts to enlarge the sphere of dignity within our society."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "i) Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?" Social Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support the right of same sex couples to form civil unions. Within these civil unions I believe that these same sex couples should have all the same rights as married couples do. "
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "j) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform. Other or expanded principles: "I do not support amending our federal constitutional to define marriage, a matter historically the purview of the states. My opposition is based on the preservation of states' rights and my desire to strengthen and unify all American families. America's marriage and civil rights laws must reflect our efforts to enlarge the sphere of dignity within our society."
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the American Family Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 14 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 86 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 97 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Letter to Democratic Colleagues in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly. 9 January 2012. "We, the entire Democratic membership of the New Jersey Congressional delegation, urge you to support the marriage equality bill being introduced by the Democratic leadership in the state Senate and Assembly, along with many sponsors. New Jersey has a proud history of civil rights leadership, and we must continue our role in pursuing fairness and equality. [¦] It is important to note that New Jersey enacted the strongest possible civil union law in 2006. Therefore, it is not feasible to "fix" the law short of providing marriage equality. The time has come to end discrimination in marriage. The marriage equality bill in the New Jersey legislature needs your support." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "k) Should marriage be restricted to a union only between a man and a woman?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform. Other or expanded principles: "I do not support amending our federal constitutional to define marriage, a matter historically the purview of the states. My opposition is based on the preservation of states' rights and my desire to strengthen and unify all American families. America's marriage and civil rights laws must reflect our efforts to enlarge the sphere of dignity within our society."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2006 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "i) Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?" Social Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support the right of same sex couples to form civil unions. Within these civil unions I believe that these same sex couples should have all the same rights as married couples do. "
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2008 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "j) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform. Other or expanded principles: "I do not support amending our federal constitutional to define marriage, a matter historically the purview of the states. My opposition is based on the preservation of states' rights and my desire to strengthen and unify all American families. America's marriage and civil rights laws must reflect our efforts to enlarge the sphere of dignity within our society."
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the American Family Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 14 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Bill Pascrell voted Nay on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 86 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Bill Pascrell supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 97 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Bill Pascrell voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Letter to Democratic Colleagues in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly. 9 January 2012. "We, the entire Democratic membership of the New Jersey Congressional delegation, urge you to support the marriage equality bill being introduced by the Democratic leadership in the state Senate and Assembly, along with many sponsors. New Jersey has a proud history of civil rights leadership, and we must continue our role in pursuing fairness and equality. [¦] It is important to note that New Jersey enacted the strongest possible civil union law in 2006. Therefore, it is not feasible to "fix" the law short of providing marriage equality. The time has come to end discrimination in marriage. The marriage equality bill in the New Jersey legislature needs your support." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • "After 9/11, Congress mandated the establishment of the WMD Commission to 'provide a clear and comprehensive strategy and concrete recommendations.' Congress must now fulfill its duty to act upon those recommendations. We hope our colleagues will support this legislation to better target our limited resources and protect Americans from the threat of weapons of mass destruction. Inaction would be unacceptable." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/654715/the-star-ledger-a-decade-after-anthrax-attacks-us-biodefenses-need-improvement#.VZvmoHUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "The United States should only enter into trade agreements that will create equitable, broad-based growth for all Americans and raise living standards here and abroad. Trade must create a level playing field so that our works can compete, and in order to do this we must insist on protections for workers rights and the environment."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "f) Do you support a policy of pre-emptive strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to national security?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Video: Pascrell on Afghanistan. 25 March 2011. "There are still tremendous activities going along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. We have used drones on this area, and we will continue to do so." (youtu.be)
  • Bill Pascrell. Issues: Homeland Security. "Bill knows there is a staggering amount of work to do in order to protect our nation. We need to secure our borders to terrorists, protect our railways and passenger trains, secure our stockpiles of nuclear, chemical and biological material and make substantial investments in intelligence technology, to name but a few. Bill intends to work aggressively on the floor of the House and in the Homeland Security Committee to see these goals accomplished and keep our country safe." (pascrell.house.gov)
  • "It is completely unacceptable to allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, and the government of Iran has isolated itself from the community of nations because of its refusal to negotiate or suspend its program. I have long supported strong sanctions on the Iranian regime to pressure them to abandon their nuclear program." http://votesmart.org/public-statement/697382/expressing-sense-of-house-regarding-importance-of-preventing-iran-from-acquiring-a-nuclear-weapons-capability#.VZvmKXUVhHw (votesmart.org)
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2010 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "The United States should only enter into trade agreements that will create equitable, broad-based growth for all Americans and raise living standards here and abroad. Trade must create a level playing field so that our works can compete, and in order to do this we must insist on protections for workers rights and the environment."
  • Bill Pascrell. Project Vote Smart: 2004 New Jersey Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "f) Do you support a policy of pre-emptive strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to national security?"
  • Bill Pascrell. Video: Pascrell on Afghanistan. 25 March 2011. "There are still tremendous activities going along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. We have used drones on this area, and we will continue to do so." (youtu.be)
  • Bill Pascrell. Issues: Homeland Security. "Bill knows there is a staggering amount of work to do in order to protect our nation. We need to secure our borders to terrorists, protect our railways and passenger trains, secure our stockpiles of nuclear, chemical and biological material and make substantial investments in intelligence technology, to name but a few. Bill intends to work aggressively on the floor of the House and in the Homeland Security Committee to see these goals accomplished and keep our country safe." (pascrell.house.gov)
No Inferred Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

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