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  • Gottheimer Announces New Bipartisan Bill to Help New Jersey Families Save for Retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    “It’s way too expensive to live and retire in New Jersey; we are turning our backs on families who have been here decades if not generations because they just can’t afford to stay here in their golden years,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. “We need to cut taxes for seniors and help them transition into and save for retirement so they can stay here in New Jersey. That’s why I’m proud to introduce the Senior Housing Improvement and Retirement Accounts Act to reduce the taxes paid from the sale of seniors’ homes and help put those dollars into their retirement savings.” Read more

  • As "Summer of Hell" Continues, Gottheimer Sees Future of Transportation in Hudson Tunnels
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    "I'm so frustrated with New Jersey’s ‘Summer of Hell’ that I went to the Hudson Tunnel project myself to see what we can do to fix the rails and get our people—and economy—moving. We have spent decades kicking the can down the road when it comes to our roads and rail, and now we are stuck cleaning up the crumbling pieces. It's crushing our economy, our commutes, our productivity, and our time with our families; it's inexcusable. I will continue to fight on a bipartisan basis to move forward Gateway and other top-priority infrastructure projects across the country,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. Read more

  • Gottheimer-Mast US-Israel Joint Missile Defense Act Passes House of Representatives in NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    “We must do everything possible to stop terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas. The bipartisan bill passed today will further key missile defense systems to protect Israel, our key ally in the region and buttress America’s fight against terror in the Middle East,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. Read more

  • Gottheimer Stands Up for Veterans, Fights Terrorism By Passing Amendments in NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    “I’m proud to have passed these amendments that will help keep our families and communities safe from terrorists and help our heroes by putting a stop to veterans suicide and making it easier for veterans to find jobs,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. “There is no responsibility I take more seriously than protecting the United States and standing up for those who have risked their lives to do so. I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for their support for these important amendments.” Read more

  • Gottheimer Speaks Out About Partisan Health Care Bill's Damaging Impact on New Jersey's Fiscal Health and Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, Congressman Bill Pascrell, Assemblywoman Loretta Weinberg, and medical experts to speak out against the partisan health care bill working its way through Congress that would damage New Jersey's fiscal health and cripple the state's response to the deadly opioid crisis. Video of Gottheimer's remarks is available HERE. His remarks as prepared for delivery are below I’m glad to have this opportunity to speak out... Read more

  • Gottheimer Reviews NJ Infrastructure at Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    SUSSEX, N.J. -- Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) visited the Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative (SREC) in Sussex, NJ. The non-profit cooperative serves 12,000 members across Sussex County and the Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County. Gottheimer is the first Member of Congress to visit the cooperative since it began in 1937. At the cooperative, Gottheimer was briefed about the operation of the electric utility and examined their outage-prevention technology. The group, led by Chris Reese, t... Read more

  • New Jersey Law Enforcement and Mayors Applaud Gottheimer’s Vote for Public Safety
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, following Congressman Josh Gottheimer’s vote to defend public safety and support first responders with the resources they need to keep Jersey families safe, local law enforcement and area mayors applauded his stance. According to mayors, cities, and police chiefs, this legislation would threaten public safety, which is why it is opposed by the NJ State PBA which represents 33,000 police officers in New Jersey; the National Fraternal Order of Police -- representing more than 325,000 federa... Read more

  • Gottheimer Announces $194,858 Grant for New Milford
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    NEW MILFORD, N.J. - Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced that New Milford will be receiving $194,858 in federal funds as a part of the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. AFG awards allow fire departments to purchase or upgrade equipment, vehicles, workplace training, and other firefighting and fire prevention activities. New Milford has aggressively pursued these federal funding opportunities to return more tax dollars to the town. Ea... Read more

  • Gottheimer and LGBT Community Leaders Celebrate Marriage Equality Anniversary, Discuss Work Needed to End Bullying
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    We should all take this moment in Van Neste Square to honor the champions who helped raise this rainbow flag, here in our state and across the nation. Read more

  • Gottheimer Leads Bipartisan Sussex County Leaders on Effort to Accelerate Andover Rail Station Project
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced that he led a bipartisan group of Sussex County Mayors, Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus and Assemblyman Parker Space in a push to accelerate the completion of the Andover Rail Station. Gottheimer, Oroho, Phoebus, Space, and 11 Sussex County Mayors wrote to the Executive Director of NJ Transit and the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, requesting an update on the project and an accounting for i... Read more