Bruce Springsteen announced the dates of his “Wrecking Ball” tour Tuesday, and Rep. Bill Pascrell got all excited, seeing as how it was a great opportunity to plug his BOSS Act, otherwise known as the Better Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert Ticketing Act.
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“While we [have] succeeded in forcing Ticketmaster to delink primary and secondary marketplaces ... we still have a long way to go,” the New Jersey Democrat said in a statement linked to Springsteen’s announcement.
Pascrell asks every Springsteen fan in Northern New Jersey — and America — to go to pascrell.house.gov/bruce and let him know whether they have had any “irregularities” in their ticket purchases.
Pascrell first introduced the BOSS Act in 2009. His best frenemy — and Democratic primary challenger after this year’s redistricting round — Rep. Steven Rothman was a co-sponsor. At press time, there was no word yet from Rothman about the “Wrecking Ball” tour.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.