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Bill Pascrell
Bill Pascrell.jpg
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 9
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorSteve Rothman (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$21.53 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,312,687
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey
1990-1996
New Jersey General Assembly
1989-1997
Paterson, New Jersey Board of Education
1979-1982
Education
Bachelor'sFordham University
Master'sFordham University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1961-1962
Service branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1962-1967
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 25, 1937
Place of birthPaterson, New Jersey
ProfessionHigh School Teacher
Net worth$2,991,019.50
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr. (b. January 25, 1937, in Paterson, NJ) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey. Pascrell was first elected to the House by voters from New Jersey's 8th Congressional District. Due to New Jersey's redistricting, Pascrell ran in the newly redrawn 9th Congressional District in 2012 and won.[1]

Pascrell is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking re-election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of New Jersey.[2] He ran uncontested for the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014.[3]

Pascrell previously served as mayor of Paterson, New Jersey and as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly.[4]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Pascrell is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Pascrell was born in Paterson, New Jersey. He earned a B.A. in journalism from Fordham University in 1959 and an M.A. in philosophy in 1961.[4] After earning his degrees, Pascrell worked as both a high school history teacher and an adjunct professor at Farleigh Dickenson University. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve beginning in 1961 and received an honorary discharge in 1967. He also served as president of the Paterson Board of Education and as a member of Passaic County Community College’s Board of Trustees.[5][6]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Pascrell's academic, professional and political career:[4]

  • 1961-1962: United States Army
  • 1962-1967: United States Army Reserve
  • 1989-1997: New Jersey General Assembly
  • 1990-1996: Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Pascrell serves on the following committees:[7]

2011-2012

Pascrell served on the following committees:[8]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[9] For more information pertaining to Pascrell's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Pascrell voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[11]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Pascrell voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[11]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Pascrell voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Pascrell voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[12] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[11]

Economy

Farm Bill

See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Nay3.png Pascrell voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[13] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[14]

King Amendment

Pascrell signed a letter sent to Collin Peterson in August 2013, asking him to keep Steve King's amendment out of the final Farm Bill.[15] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[16]. King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for egg-producing chickens. King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Pascrell voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[17]

Yea3.png The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[19] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Pascrell voted against HR 2775.[20]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Pascrell voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[21] The vote largely followed party lines.[22]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Nay3.png Pascrell has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[23]

October 2013

Pascrell slammed House Republicans in October 2013 for not cooperating on Obamacare, yelling at members during a House Ways and Means Committee. He said, "You can sit there and say that you had a legitimate alternative after these years? We’ve gone through 44 votes, 48 votes now of you trying to dismantle this legislation! You call that cooperation? I don’t! I don’t that call that cooperation!"[24]

Social issues

Abortion

Neutral/Abstain Pascrell did not vote on HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[25]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Pascrell voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[26]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Bill Pascrell's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Pascrell is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Pascrell received a score of 60 percent on social issues and six percent on economic issues.[27]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[28]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[27]

Endorsements

2012

Pascrell was endorsed by former president Bill Clinton.[29]

A full list of endorsements from New Jersey elected officials and labor unions were listed on Pascrell's campaign website.

Elections

2014

See also: New Jersey's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

Pascrell is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 9th District. Pascrell ran uncontested for the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2013

See also: New Jersey gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2013

Pascrell briefly considered running for Governor of New Jersey in 2013. He quashed most rumors that he wanted to challenge incumbent Chris Christie in his bid for re-election when he told a reporter, "I'm not pursuing that position," in a January interview.[30][31] He announced his endorsement of presumptive Democratic nominee Barbara Buono soon thereafter.[32]

2012

See also: New Jersey's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Pascrell ran for re-election in 2012. Because of New Jersey's redistricting, Pascrell faced fellow Democratic representative Steve Rothman in the June 5 primary. Pascrell previously represented New Jersey's 8th District, but redistricting put a significant chunk of Pascrell's territory in the new 9th District, along with some of Rothman's territory.[33] Pascrell defeated Rothman in the primary and faced Republican Shmuley Boteach and Independent E. David Smith in the November general election.[34][35]

U.S. House, New Jersey District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Pascrell Incumbent 74% 162,822
     Republican Shmuley Boteach 25% 55,091
     Independent E. David Smith 0.5% 1,138
     Independent Jeanette Woolsey 0.5% 1,082
Total Votes 220,133
Source: New Jersey Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, New Jersey District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Pascrell Incumbent 61.2% 31,435
Steve Rothman Incumbent 38.8% 19,947
Total Votes 51,382

Pascrell v. Rothman

Due to redistricting, Pascrell faced fellow Democratic incumbent Steve Rothman for the newly redrawn 9th District in 2012. The one-time friends faced off in the June 5 primary. Politico rated it one of the five ugliest member vs. member battles and the North Jersey Record labeled it one of the most competitive primaries of 2012.[36][33]

Redistricting

The 8th District was eliminated as a result of redistricting in New Jersey following the 2010 census results. Rothman's territory was split into the new 9th District, which became Pascrell's new district, and Republican Scott Garrett's 5th. Rather than face Garrett in the Republican-leaning new 5th District, Rothman chose to challenge his Democratic colleague, Pascrell. Pascrell resented this move, saying Rothman was "running from fights with the radical right."[37]

Ideological similarities

According to Roll Call, there was little policy or ideological difference between Rothman and Pascrell, so voters were left to choose a candidate based on personality and location. The newly drawn 9th District encompassed a variety of demographics, and the Roll Call article stated that Pascrell was strong in the working class Passaic County, while Rothman was more at home in the white-collar Bergen County. The 9th District also included Hudson County, which could have gone either way.[38]

TV ads

Rothman came under criticism for a TV ad his campaign ran against Pascrell. The New Jersey Star-Ledger editorial board wrote that Rothman made "cheap shots" against Pascrell, and said a fact-check showed the ad's claims were false.[39]

Israel

In early 2012, a group of New Jersey synagogues encouraged their members to vote for Rothman in the primary, citing his pro-Israel stance. This prompted American Arab Forum President Aref Assaf to write an Op-Ed against what he described as putting another country above the U.S. in voting decisions. Rothman responded that he did put America first, and Pascrell distanced himself from Assaf's comments.[40]

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pascrell is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Pascrell raised a total of $8,312,687 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 23, 2013.[49]

Bill Pascrell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (New Jersey, District 9) Won $2,861,094
2010 US House (New Jersey, District 9) Won $1,499,697
2008 US House (New Jersey, District 9) Won $1,450,970
2006 US House (New Jersey, District 9) Won $1,389,546
2004 US House (New Jersey, District 9) Won $1,111,380
Grand Total Raised $8,312,687

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Pascrell's reports.[50]

Bill Pascrell (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[51]June 20, 2013$356,942.50$216,196.36$(110,244.54)$462,894.32
July Quarterly[52]July 15, 2013$462,894.32$214,217.44$(128,350.27)$548,761.49
October Quarterly[53]October 15, 2013$547,261.49$134,029.51$(65,246.47)$616,044.53
Year-End Quarterly[54]December 31, 2013$616,044$248,800$(93,072)$725,902
April Quarterly[55]April 15, 2014$726,017.19$237,903.30$(94,162.92)$869,757.57
Running totals
$1,051,146.61$(491,076.2)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Pascrell's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Pascrell won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Pascrell's campaign committee raised a total of $2,861,095 and spent $3,506,000.[56]

Cost per vote

Pascrell spent $21.53 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Pascrell's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Pascrell was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for an eighth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,499,697 and spent $1,628,510.[57]

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Pascrell's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,794,039 and $4,188,000. That averages to $2,991,019.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Pascrell ranked as the 107th most wealthy representative in 2012.[58] Between 2004 and 2012, Pascrell's calculated net worth[59] increased by an average of 2 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[60]

Bill Pascrell Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$2,551,203
2012$2,991,019
Growth from 2004 to 2012:17%
Average annual growth:2%[61]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[62]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Pascrell is a "moderate Democratic leader" as of July 2014.[63] This was the same rating Pascrell received in June 2013.

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[64]

Pascrell most often votes with:

Pascrell least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Pascrell missed 505 of 12,077 roll call votes from January 1997 to July 2014. This amounts to 4.2 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[63]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Pascrell paid his congressional staff a total of $934,731 in 2011. Overall, New Jersey ranked 42nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[65]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Pascrell ranked 82nd in the liberal rankings in 2013.[66]

2012

Information with respect to Pascrell's ranking in 2012 is unavailable.[67]

2011

Pascrell ranked 121st in the liberal rankings in 2011.[68]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Pascrell voted with the Democratic Party 94.2 percent of the time, which ranked 64th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[69]

2013

Pascrell voted with the Democratic Party 95.5 percent of the time, which ranked 62nd among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[70]

Personal

Pascrell has three sons and resides in Paterson with his wife, Elsie.[6]

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References

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  59. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  60. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  61. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  62. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Rothman (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - New Jersey District 9
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Bill Martini
U.S. House of Representatives - New Jersey District 8
1997-2013
Succeeded by
Albio Sires (D)
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Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey
1990-1996
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Preceded by
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New Jersey General Assembly
1989-1997
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Paterson, New Jersey Board of Education
1979-1982
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