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  • Remarks Celebrating Marriage Equality Anniversary and Discussing Work Needed to End Bullying
    Posted in Speeches on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    It’s good to be here in Ridgewood as we conclude Pride Month and celebrate the second anniversary of marriage equality becoming the law of the land. I’m proud to see this flag behind me flying here this morning--it’s an important symbol that hate and intolerance have no place in our communities. I know that other towns in our area, including Westwood, Glen Rock, and Rochelle Park, have similarly sent the welcome signal to the LGBT community. That’s progress we should all be proud of. Those are t... 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

  • Gottheimer’s First Fifth District Mayors Day Connects Local Leaders With Federal Grant Experts
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Yesterday, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted Mayors from across the Fifth Congressional District for meetings with federal experts on grants available to local communities, road and rail projects impacting the region, the heroin and opioid crisis, and clean drinking water. The Mayors discussed strategies to better leverage grants to serve their constituents while improving the return on investment the region sees for its federal tax dollars. The Fifth Congressional District ... Read more

  • Gottheimer Discusses Health Care With Hundreds at Protect Medicare Event in Fair Lawn
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. - Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer joined AARP NJ and nearly 200 members of the public for a Protect Medicare Forum and discussion of health care reform and retirement security in New Jersey. At the forum, Gottheimer and representatives of the AARP spoke about bipartisan initiatives to strengthen Medicare and how to save seniors money on healthcare costs before taking questions from the audience on a variety of topics. The AARP Forum was hosted and moderated by Dave Mollen, Pre... Read more

  • Gottheimer Statement on Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) issued the following statement in response to the shooting at practice for the Congressional Baseball Game: “My thoughts and prayers are with my colleagues, especially Rep. Steve Scalise, their staffs, and law enforcement following this morning’s horrific shooting. I’m particularly grateful to the Capitol Police for their heroic work and bravery. “The annual baseball and softball games are examples of the best of Congress -- Members coming together acros... Read more

  • Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus Chairs Continue Call for Unity
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Tonight, Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Tom Reed (NY-23), Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, released the following statement: Like all Americans, we were horrified and saddened by the attack on practice for the Congressional Baseball Game—a proud bipartisan tradition that brings together Members across the political spectrum for philanthropy and friendly competition. In these increasingly polarized and toxic political times, it’s more important than ever that Members co... Read more

  • Gottheimer Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Combat Anti-Israel Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Movement
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    “If you seek to harm Israel, a beacon of democracy and vital partner for the United States, then we will do everything in our power to stop you.” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. “I am proud to introduce this legislation to help state and local governments financially combat this hateful movement. We must defend our ally Israel against biased attacks, and our bill does just that.” Read more

  • Remarks at the Clean Drinking Water Announcement
    Posted in Speeches on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    “We’ve all seen the scary headlines: ‘High Lead Levels Close School Water Fountains,’ ‘Lead found in water at schools,’ ‘Elevated lead found in water in public schools,’ and more across our region and state in recent months. So, I’m proud to be taking action to keep our children safe and help give parents peace of mind that their children aren’t being poisoned where they’re supposed to be educated. My Lead-Free Schools Act will help schools test and improve their drinking water infrastructure and make sure that parents and communities know the status of the water in their kids’ schools while improving our local return on investment by deploying tax dollars we already send to Washington to protect our kids,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. Read more

  • Gottheimer Celebrates New Partnership Between United State Army Reserve and Hackensack University Medical Center
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) was honored to join with the U.S. Army Reserve and Hackensack UMC as they joined forces to form the first-of-its kind partnership Operation Hackensack SMART, which will provide high-quality, individualized specialty medical training for service members to improve their knowledge, skillsets and increase soldier readiness. "In Bergen County, we strive not only to serve our military and our 30,000 veteran residents, but to be a leader in getting the backs o... Read more

  • Gottheimer and Menendez Honor NJ Congressional Award Medalists
    Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    "I'm incredibly proud of the students receiving Congressional Awards. They embody New Jersey values; they are smart, strong, and dedicated in their service to their communities and families,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. Read more