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  • Reps. Luria, Gottheimer Praise Unanimous Committee Passage of Anti-BDS Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) and Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) praised the House Foreign Affairs Committee for unanimously passing a bipartisan resolution opposing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, calling it a key step in voicing congressional support for Israel. The BDS movement attempts to use economic tools to pressure Israel by boycotting Israeli goods and services and punishing individuals and companies who do business with the Jewish state. Co... Read more

  • Gottheimer Statement on New Jersey's IRS SALT Lawsuit
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) Statement on New Jersey's IRS SALT Lawsuit — Fight He Has Led Since January 2018 “Attorney General Grewal’s lawsuit today was exactly the right action to fight back against a regulatory overreach by the IRS that is, once again, raising taxes on New Jersey residents and other Blue States — and giving big tax breaks, yet again, to Red States. After gutting the State and Local Tax deduction (SALT) in the Tax Hike Bill, the IRS is now preventing New Jersey tow... Read more

  • Problem Solvers Caucus Members Plan Bipartisan Visit to Southern Border
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus will be visiting the southern border of the United States in the Rio Grande Valley on Friday, July 19, 2019. Among the facilities the Caucus members will be inspecting are points of entry, a border patrol station, and a centralized processing center. Caucus members will also be inspecting the physical U.S.-Mexican border and will participate in briefings and discussions with experts on the ground. Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) and Dean Phillips (D-MN... Read more

  • Problem Solvers Caucus Praises Consensus Calendar House Passage of Bipartisan Cadillac Tax Repeal Key Utilization of New House Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, utilizing the new House “Consensus Calendar,” the Problem Solvers Caucus praised the repeal of the excessive health care "Cadillac Tax" surcharge. The bill received priority consideration on the House floor by having more than 290 bipartisan cosponsors – a key new house rule the Problem Solvers Caucus fought for early this Congress. The bill, H.R.748 -- Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019, had 369 bipartisan co-sponsors. H.R. 748 cuts the 40 percent tax levied on employer ... Read more

  • Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Praise Consensus Calendar Successes
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON -- Today, Monday, June 15, 2019, Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Tom Reed and Josh Gottheimer issued the below statement following the passage of two House bills via the newly implemented “Consensus Calendar.” H.R. 1044 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, led by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, will reduce visa backlogs for high-skilled immigrants and improve our legal immigration process. H.R.553 - Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act, led by Reps. Joe Wilson and John Yarmuth, will ... Read more

  • Sherrill and Gottheimer Lead Bipartisan Resolution to Strike Down Treasury Department Regulations Aimed at SALT
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Representative Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) led the introduction of the bipartisan H.J. Res. 72 to overturn harmful U.S. Treasury Department regulations aimed at restricting Americans from deducting charitable contributions from their federal taxes. This is in response to a June 13th U.S. Treasury decision that barred municipalities from creating solutions to help residents affected by the 2017 state and local tax (SALT) deduction cap.... Read more

  • Menendez, Booker, Pascrell, Gottheimer Announce Legislation to Fight New Jersey’s Doctor Shortage
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    TEANECK, NJ - Today, Monday, July 15, 2018, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (NJ), U.S. Senator Cory Booker (NJ), U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell (NJ-9), and U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced legislation to fight New Jersey’s doctor shortage by increasing graduate medical education slots for hospitals. This bill corrects an arbitrary and outdated cap on hospital graduate medical education slots. Because of this outdated calculation, some New Jersey medical programs lack the adequate slot... Read more

  • Problem Solvers Caucus and Senators Collins, Manchin for Bipartisan Bicameral Push to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Thursday, June 27, 2019, Members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, led by Caucus Co-Chairs Tom Reed (R-NY) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), along with Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), announced principles to support legislation to address the country’s constantly rising prescription drug prices while boosting access to health care nationwide, increasing price transparency, and growing competition. Members of the Problem Solvers Caucus and Senators Col... Read more

  • Gottheimer Hosts Teletown Hall to Discuss Health Issues with Fifth District Constituents
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted a telephone town hall with thousands of Fifth District constituents to discuss the most pressing health care issues facing members of the North Jersey community, including the need to make prescription drugs more affordable, reduce health insurance premiums, and protect patients with pre-existing conditions. Teletown halls give constituents the opportunity to ask questions and share their opinions about the important issue... Read more

  • Gottheimer Calls for Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Stop Corrupt Iranian Oligarchs and Entities
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, on the heels of new sanctions imposed on Iran's Supreme Leader and his affiliates by the United States, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) called on Congress to pass the bipartisan Stop Corrupt Iranian Oligarchs and Entities Act, which directs the Department of the Treasury, in consultation with the Department of State and Director of National Intelligence (DNI), to identify and compile a list of Iranian oligarchs and entities that are ultimately profiting o... Read more