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  • Rep. Gottheimer Statement on HR 3922: Would Raise Taxes, Gut Medicare, and Raise Prescription Drug Prices
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    "Today, I voted no on HR 3922 for a simple reason: it will raise taxes on seniors, cut Medicare protections, and raise prescription drug prices. This legislation is nothing but a political ploy. It would increase Medicare costs on seniors, in some cases, as much as 100% of their premiums. Seniors spend their lifetimes paying into Medicare; it’s a critical compact that we can’t just gut as they head into their retirement. Voting for this bill would hurt children’s and would jack up taxes on senio... Read more

  • Congressman Josh Gottheimer Calls for the Passing of the FASTER Act to Combat Lone Wolf Terrorists
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    “Both the attacker, and sadly, one of the victims, are from Bergen County.” said Rep. Gottheimer. “Enough is enough. We’ve seen one too many tragedies on American soil. We must use every tool in our arsenal to disrupt and defeat lone wolf and other ISIS-inspired terrorists.” Read more

  • Republicans and Democrats Agree: Jersey Gets the Shaft Once Again – and Higher Taxes
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    "I came to Congress to cut taxes for New Jersey families. I want tax cuts and a simpler code for New Jersey families and businesses of all sizes. And I have been on a 'Tax Cut Tour' for months now, outlining New Jersey's priorities for fiscally-responsible tax reform and about what kind of plan I can support. My litmus test has been clear: Will this tax proposal cut taxes for New Jersey families? Read more

  • Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus Encouraged by Alexander-Murray CBO Score
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    In response to the estimate last week by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) that the Alexander-Murray Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017 “would reduce the deficit by $3.8 billion over the 2018–2027 period without substantially changing the number of people with health insurance coverage, on net,” the Problem Solvers Caucus released the following statement: “Since coming to an agreement on a set of health care principles in July, the bipa... Read more

  • Gottheimer Responds to Lone Wolf Terrorist Attack "Our Spirits Will Remain Unbroken"
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON -- Today, in response to the terror attack in Manhattan, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released the following statement: "My heart is breaking for the victims and families of yet another terror attack on American soil. Today's Manhattan terror attack is a tragic reminder that we must always be on alert for lone wolf threats and ISIS-inspired attacks. They may try to knock us down, but our spirit will remain unbroken. My gratitude goes out to the NYPD, NYFD, the FBI, and all first... Read more

  • Gottheimer: Elimination of SALT Deduction Would Hurt NJ First Responders
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), "If the moocher state taxwriters in Washington get what they want and eliminate this critical deduction, our taxes are going to spike, our businesses and jobs are going to disappear, our towns will suffer, and they’ll be pressed to cut our public safety services. Our firefighters. Our police. Our first responders. Eliminating this deduction will take the money for these services and send these dollars to South Carolina and Mississippi," said Gottheimer. "I'm prepared to support the right tax bill. But it must be the right tax reform. It must be bipartisan, it must cut taxes for New Jersey. It must be pro-business. It must be pro-police and pro-firefighters." Read more

  • Gottheimer, Lance Announce "Anti-Moocher Bill" to Claw Back Tax Dollars
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Leonard Lance (NJ-7) announced the "Anti-Moocher Bill" they are cosponsoring, officially known as the "Return on Investment Accountability Act." The bill would address the disparity in federal spending between states by giving refundable tax credits to eligible recipients whose states get less funding from the federal government than the taxes they pay in aggregate. Read more

  • Gottheimer, Rooney Introduce North Korea Ballistic Missile Investigations Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Francis Rooney (FL-19) introduced the bi-partisan North Korea Ballistic Missile Investigations Act. Read more

  • Rabbi Kirshner of Closter Offers Opening Prayer for U.S. House
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) sponsored his friend Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner of Temple Emanu-El in Closter to serve as guest chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives. Rabbi Kirshner was introduced by Speaker Paul Ryan and offered the opening prayer to begin the day's legislative session. Read more

  • Congressman Gottheimer Announces Fifth District’s Service Academy Nomination Selection Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced the Service Academy Nomination Selection Committee of New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District. The eleven men and women represent veterans of the United States Armed Forces, alumni from the service academies and have more than 50 years of combined service in their branches. The eleven members of the committee will evaluate applicants for the five United States Service Academies and make recommendations to Congressman Gottheimer. Read more