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  • Miranda’s Law: Schools Need Real-Time Red Flags for School Bus Driver Violations
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    The bipartisan Miranda Vargas School Bus Driver Red Flag Act – or “Miranda’s Law” – will require automatic notifications of driver violations to school districts and school bus companies within 24 hours, so they can take immediate action to keep unsafe drivers off the road and away from our children. Building on the SECURES Act, which will make lap-and-shoulder seat belts the nationwide standard, Miranda’s Law addresses another glaring gap in school bus safety: inadequate school bus driver overs... Read more

  • Gottheimer Celebrates Opening of MSK Bergen Outpatient Treatment Center
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, June 25, 2018, Congressman Josh (NJ-5) joined leaders from Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) and Hackensack Meridian Health, local elected officials, healthcare leaders, doctors, nurses, staff, patients, and members of the community for the opening of the MSK Bergen outpatient treatment center in Montvale. The state-of-the-art, 110,000-square-foot facility will bring 190 clinical and administrative jobs to the area. MSK Bergen will include 35 doctors exclusively focused on treating cancer, 2... Read more

  • Gottheimer Supports Law Enforcement and Community Leaders at Opioid Epidemic and Securing our Schools in Suburbia Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer spoke at the Opioid Epidemic and Securing our Schools in Suburbia Conference at Bergen Community College. The audience and panelists included law enforcement officials, educators, mental health professionals and addiction recovery professionals. “No community is immune to the opioid crisis ravaging America’s communities and threatening American families. No family should feel alone in this fight. Between 2004 and 2015, New Jersey experienced a 214% spike in her... Read more

  • Josh on the Job: Gottheimer Assists Customers at Mahwah Home Depot
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Above: Gottheimer speaks with Home Depot employees in Mahwah Yesterday, June 23, 2018, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) assisted customers, tested power tools, mixed paint, and held an employee roundtable at the Home Depot in Mahwah. Home Depot began with two stores in Atlanta, Georgia in 1979. Today, Home Depot has 2,200 stores across North America that currently employ more than 400,000 associates, including 35,000 veterans. Home Depot sells many products made in New Jersey, including New J... Read more

  • Gottheimer Joins Resolution Condemning Child-Family Separation at the Border
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer joined the resolution condemning the approach to separating children from their parents at the border. Gottheimer also called on the Speaker to bring a bipartisan immigration bill to the floor for a vote. “As the father of a nine- and six-year-old, I cannot sit idly by as children are being torn from their parents' arms. We should be upholding our American values by pursuing a common sense solution to keep families together, protecting our borders, and fixing a... Read more

  • Gottheimer Grills with Families, Neighbors, First Responders, and Friends at Emerson’s 9th Annual Summer Kickoff
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Saturday, June 16, 2018, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino and Emerson town leaders to meet with kids, parents, grandparents, first responders, neighbors, and friends at Emerson’s 9th Annual Summer Kickoff. “Emerson’s 9th Annual Summer Kickoff was a great opportunity to come together as a community to have fun, eat burgers, and discuss what’s on residents’ minds,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “Thank you to the Emerson Recreation Commissio... Read more

  • Gottheimer Calls for End to Family Separation Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Josh Gottheimer released the following statement calling for an end to the family separation policy: "We live in the greatest country in the world, and we cannot sit idly by as children are being torn from their parents' arms. I join voices on both sides of the aisle in calling for an end to this practice, which doesn't benefit our national security and goes against our shared Jersey Values — and our American Values. I will keep fighting to achieve a bipartisan solution that protects... Read more

  • Gottheimer Meets with Constituents in Midland Park at 25th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) met individually with Fifth District residents at his 25th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall in Midland Park. Gottheimer holds these “Cup of Joe with Josh” events regularly across North Jersey to hear directly from the people he serves. At Sansone's Family Restaurant, Gottheimer and constituents discussed the work he is doing to protect students, lower taxes, attract and keep jobs in the state, and improve New Jersey's crumbling roads, tunnels, bridges, a... Read more

  • Gottheimer Helps Score Win for Jersey Businesses and Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, June 15, 2018, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) celebrated the win for Jersey businesses and jobs, after the U.S. Trade Representative heeded Gottheimer’s call and removed New Jersey company Snow Joe's products from the list of companies affected by its new 25 percent tariffs. On Tuesday, June 12, Gottheimer visited Snow Joe’s new distribution facility in Mahwah, set to open in July and bring 150 new jobs to the area within its first year, to kick off his #MadeInTheFifth tour and stand ... Read more

  • Problem Solvers Caucus Announces Support for SITSA Act to Fight Drug Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the Problem Solvers Caucus announced their support for H.R. 2851, the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues (SITSA) Act of 2017. SITSA, sponsored by Problem Solvers Caucus Member John Katko (NY-24), is bipartisan legislation to update the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) to provide swifter action to stop the unlawful importation and distribution of synthetic drugs, and give law enforcement effective tools to help keep our communities safe. Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Cha... Read more