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  • Gottheimer to bring wounded Linden officer to Trump address
    Posted in In the News on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Record: Gottheimer to bring wounded Linden officer to Trump address MAHWAH — Linden police officer turned hero Angel Padilla is headed to Washington as Rep. Josh Gottheimer’s guest for Tuesday's joint session of Congress. Gottheimer, who represents New Jersey's 5th District, announced his selection Monday while standing in front of the Bergen County Law Enforcement Memorial. Traditionally, each member of Congress has the opportunity to bring one guest as the President outlines his plans and ... Read more

  • Gottheimer opens Vernon office, meets residents at Hampton Diner
    Posted in In the News on February 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    NJ Herald: Gottheimer opens Vernon office, meets residents at Hampton Diner U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer works for the residents of the 5th Congressional District and he wants you to know it. The newly elected Democratic member of the House of Representatives spent Saturday morning in Sussex County, first holding a "Cup of Joe with Josh" breakfast event at Hampton Diner and then officially opening a satellite office in Vernon. Though the crowds changed at each location, Gottheimer's message didn't:... Read more

  • Toxic Hackensack River Requires Swift Action, Congressmen Say
    Posted in In the News on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Hackensack Daily News: Toxic Hackensack River Requires Swift Action, Congressmen Say Two North Jersey congressmen are hoping the federal government will take quick action in determining if the Hackensack River should be declared a Superfund site. Following reports of elevated pollution levels in the Hackensack River from recent sediment samples, Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging swift action. The move wou... Read more

  • The Record: Editorial: Cleaning up the Hackensack
    Posted in In the News on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Record: Editorial: Cleaning up the Hackensack If ever there were a time and place for a robust federal response to pollution in New Jersey, it is just now along the Hackensack River, where recently taken samples reveal a riverbed rife with toxins. Instead of scaling back, as some fear, the Environmental Protection Agency must be more vigilant than ever, particularly as it concerns a potential cleanup and recovery. Two New Jersey Democratic congressmen, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. and Rep. Josh Go... Read more

  • Congressmen urge swift decision on Hackensack River
    Posted in In the News on February 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Record: Congressmen urge swift decision on Hackensack River Two North Jersey congressmen sent a letter to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, urging that the agency move swiftly to determine if the contaminated Hackensack River should be added to the Superfund program. The Record reported recently that hundreds of sediment samples taken from the Hackensack indicate that the riverbed is laced for 22 miles with a toxic cocktail made up of dozens of contaminants, from its... Read more

  • Even a Democratic congressman has to answer for Trump
    Posted in In the News on February 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington Post: Even a Democratic congressman has to answer for Trump Republican House members aren’t the only ones who arrived home this weekend to critics of President Trump jamming town hall meetings and holding signs demanding that they “resist.” Freshman Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) held an impromptu question-and-answer session at the Land & Sea diner here Sunday morning, scrapping his plan to have only one-on-one chats with constituents. He answered queries from a crowd of more than 100 ... Read more

  • New Jersey congressmen say working across the aisle what’s best for country
    Posted in In the News on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    News12: New Jersey congressmen say working across the aisle what’s best for country Two New Jersey congressmen from opposite parties say that a historic division on Capitol Hill is hurting the country, and they say they are trying to fight it by working together. Freshman Democrat New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer unseated a long-term New Jersey Republican in the recent election. “Sometimes I know people in my own party don't like that I’m sitting and talking to Republicans,” he says. “But we're n... Read more

  • Seniors Discuss Consequences of Affordable Care Act Repeal
    Posted in In the News on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    NJTV: Seniors Discuss Consequences of Affordable Care Act Repeal “I would be devastated. I would be devastated. I’m a senior, I’m on a fixed income,” said Oakland resident Kathleen Henkel. Bergen County seniors like Henkel say they’ve got a lot on the line as an Obamacare replacement hangs in limbo. She and her neighbors worry certain provisions that help older adults could get cut, saying the rhetoric out of Washington isn’t helping. “Besides being polarized, what I’m hearing is the Republicans... Read more

  • Gottheimer opens Warren County district office
    Posted in In the News on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    NJ Herald:Gottheimer opens Warren County district office Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5, joined local community leaders and Fifth District residents on Saturday to cut the ribbon and officially open his district office and Constituent Service Center in Washington Borough, Warren County. Attendees included Washington Borough Mayor Dave Higgins, Allamuchy Township Mayor Keith DeTombeur, Belvidere Mayor Joseph Kennedy, Freeholder Director Jason Sarnoski, Freeholder Deputy Director Richard Gardner, Washi... Read more

  • Gottheimer bill would create panel to ease business regulations
    Posted in In the News on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    New Jersey Herald: Gottheimer bill would create panel to ease business regulations U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5th Dist., announced a recently introduced bill that would create a bipartisan committee to seek to roll back burdensome business regulations and cut out-of-date statutes that hamper economic growth. Gottheimer is the co-lead sponsor of the Regulatory Improvement Act of 2017, along with U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. Six other Congress members -- three Democrats and three Republican... Read more