RELEASE: Gottheimer Announces Federal Investment for Local Projects Advancing Through House Appropriations Committee

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced that all ten of the community projects submitted on behalf of Fifth District local governments and transit agencies have been included in legislation to be considered by the full House Appropriations Committee. This moves these Fifth District community projects another step closer to becoming a reality. Gottheimer submitte...

RELEASE: Entire New Jersey House Delegation Pushes Back on New York State Mooching Off COVID-19 Transit Relief Funds

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, the entire New Jersey House delegation joined together against New York State’s attempt to mooch off hundreds of millions in federal COVID-19 transit relief from New Jersey. In a letter this week, the New Jersey delegation is urging the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to reaffirm its long-standing formulas and existing guidance which clearly states that federal r...

RELEASE: Gottheimer Urges State Department to Address Massive Passport Backlog Hurting North Jersey Families

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Above: Gottheimer at the Paramus Post Office today, joined by North Jersey residents impacted by the passport backlog. PARAMUS, NJ — Today, July 19, 2021, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) highlighted the massive, months-long backlog of 1.5 million to 2 million passport applications and renewals currently holding up international travel for millions of Americans, including families in North...

RELEASE: Gottheimer Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Address Student Mental Health Crisis, Shortage of Mental Health Professionals

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) helped lead the introduction of the bipartisan Mental Health in Schools Excellence Program Act to address the critical shortage of mental health professionals, like school psychologists, social workers, and counselors. The bill will establish partnerships between the U.S. Department of Education and eligible graduate programs to cover up t...

RELEASE: Gottheimer Outlines How Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Will Repair & Improve New Jersey Public Transit, Commute Times

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Above: Gottheimer at the Glen Rock Main Line Train Station today, with NJ State Assemblywoman Lisa Swain. GLEN ROCK, NJ — Today, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer highlighted how the bipartisan infrastructure framework will invest in repairing and improving New Jersey public transit — as well as roads, bridges, water, broadband, and tunnels — to help improve commutes for No...

RELEASE: Gottheimer Hosts Fifth District “Hometown Heroes” Awards

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Above: Congressman Gottheimer with Fifth District Hometown Hero honorees today. HACKENSACK, NJ — Today, Friday, July 9, 2021, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) honored local first responders, veterans, students, life-saving bystanders, volunteers, Scouts, community leaders, and residents during his Fifth District Hometown Heroes Ceremony, held today at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center....

RELEASE: Gottheimer Celebrates Independence Day with North Jersey Families, Veterans, & First Responders in Ridgewood

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Above: Congressman Gottheimer commemorates Independence Day at the annual Ridgewood 4th of July Celebration. RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Today, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) celebrated Independence Day in Ridgewood, at the Village’s 111th annual Fourth of July Celebration, with Ridgewood’s Feed the Frontlines program, Mayor Susan Knudsen, the Ridgewood Council and Board of Education, Bergen County ...

RELEASE: Following Paramus Bus Crash, House Passes School Bus Safety Provisions for Three-Point Seatbelts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On July 1, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed key school bus safety provisions from Congressman Josh Gottheimer’s (NJ-5) bipartisan Secure Every Child Under the Right Equipment Standards (SECURES) Act. The provisions were included in H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, the House’s surface transportation bill that passed this week with bipartisan support. Gottheimer...

RELEASE: Gottheimer Responds to Anti-Israel Statement From Rutgers Professors

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NORTH JERSEY — This week, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) wrote to Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway to bring to his attention a recent statement signed by members of the Executive Board of the Part-Time Lecturer Chapter of Rutgers AAUP-AFT (Local 6324), which declared that “as teachers and union members, we can no longer allow ourselves to be complicit in the illegal acts of ...

RELEASE: Gottheimer Tours Hudson River Tunnel with Transportation Secretary Buttigieg, NJ & NY Delegations

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Above: Gottheimer, Secretary Buttigieg, and members of New Jersey’s congressional delegations taking part in a tour today of the crumbling Hudson River tunnel between New Jersey and New York. NORTH JERSEY / NEW YORK, NY — Today, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) took part in a tour of 113-year-old train tunnels beneath the Hudson River, alongside U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg...

RELEASE: Gottheimer Announces New, Boosted Child Tax Credit Claws Federal Tax Dollars Back to NJ to Help Thousands of Families

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Above: Gottheimer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lower Bergen County this week. NORTH JERSEY — This week, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced how the newly boosted Child Tax Credit will help thousands of North Jersey families as they recover from the pandemic and help parents cover the costs of food, diapers, healthcare, and clothing for their children. Beginning July 15th, qualifying...

RELEASE: Gottheimer, Mast Introduce Bipartisan Hamas International Financing Prevention Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Brian Mast (FL-18) formally introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R.3685, the Hamas International Financing Prevention Act, to impose financial sanctions on foreign persons, agencies, and governments that assist Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, or their affiliates. This new bipartisan bill now has more than 50 bipartisan cosponsors...

RELEASE: Gottheimer Wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Jefferson-Hamilton Bipartisanship Award

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Above: Gottheimer earns a 100% score with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Jefferson-Hamilton Bipartisanship Award. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) with the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship for the second year in a row. The award recognizes Members of Congress who have demonstrated bipartisan leadership and a willingness to work ...

RELEASE: Gottheimer Marks Twentieth Anniversary of Firefighters Grant — Clawing Back Federal Dollars to Help North Jersey

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Above: Gottheimer marks the twentieth anniversary of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant. NORTH JERSEY — Today, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) marked the twentieth anniversary of the creation of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), which has clawed $5.3 million dollars back to the Fifth District since 2016 when Gottheimer first took office. Gottheimer joined Congressman Bill Pasc...

PHOTO RELEASE: Gottheimer Honors Juneteenth in Hackensack

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Today, June 19, 2021, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer honored Juneteenth in Hackensack, after voting to pass the bipartisan Juneteenth National Independence Day Act in the House earlier this week. Following the President signing bipartisan legislation into law, Juneteenth is the first new federal holiday in thirty-eight years — to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African ...