Gottheimer Statement on Proposal to Redesignate Delaware Water Gap as a National Park

NORTH JERSEY — Today, July 7, 2022, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released the following statement:

“As I said from moment one, I believe that this matter required significant local input because it directly impacts many North Jersey townships, boroughs, and residents. I have immense trust in the mayors and local governments of the Fifth District and their ability to represent the views of our shared constituents.

Following constructive discussions with local mayors and officials, and solicitation of local input over the last months, at this stage, it does not seem that the proposal to redesignate the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area as a National Park has the necessary local support to move forward. As such, I will not be supporting the redesignation.”