Gottheimer Statement on Historic Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and Advancement of the Build Back Better Reconciliation Legislation

Nov 05, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, November 6, 2021, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released the following statement:

“Today’s votes represent a major victory for New Jersey, for pragmatic problem solving, and for helping our middle class families. We are sending the once-in-a-century Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to the President’s desk and are preparing to send a reconciliation package to the Senate that will reinstate SALT and cut taxes for New Jersey families. The historic infrastructure legislation will help build the new Gateway Train Tunnel, fix our crumbling roads, bridges, and NJ Transit, address climate resiliency, and help get lead out of our children’s drinking water. It will also invest in electric vehicles and broadband for the unconnected, and it will help create two million jobs a year for the next decade.

The Build Back Better reconciliation package, which today moved toward passage in the House, includes something that I have championed for years — a reinstatement of the State and Local Tax deduction, which will give hundreds of thousands of hard-working, middle class families a much-needed tax cut. The legislation will also expand universal pre-K, make child care more affordable, lower prescription drug prices, address childhood hunger, and help fight climate change. 

This is a huge win for New Jersey, for bipartisan governing, for common sense, and for our hard-working families. I’m proud to have played a critical role in getting these historic pieces of legislation across the finish line — all with the goal of improving the lives of North Jersey families and benefiting small businesses.”


Recent Posts

May 24, 2024

RELEASE: Gottheimer Joins Congregation Bnai Yeshurun to Discuss Rising Antisemitism and Standing Against Hate at Home

Above: Gottheimer speaking at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun. TEANECK, NJ — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer held a fifth community discussion at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun. Gottheimer dialogued with Rabbi Elliot Schrier about rising antisemitism — online, on campuses, and in North Jersey communities — and his work to combat it. During the event, Congressman Gottheimer highlighted the record […]

May 23, 2024

RELEASE: Gottheimer, D’Esposito Introduce New Legislation to Hold the MTA Accountable for its Hypocrisy

Above: Gottheimer and D’Esposito announcing new legislation to stop MTA CEO Janno Lieber from using federal funds for a taxpayer-funded vehicle. WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Thursday, May 23, 2024, U.S. Representatives Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Anthony D’Esposito (NY-4) introduced new legislation to stop MTA CEO Janno Lieber’s continued Congestion Tax hypocrisy. While hardworking commuters, nurses, teachers, […]

May 22, 2024

RELEASE: House Passes Gottheimer-led Bipartisan Legislation to Modernize Crypto Regulation and Protect Consumers

Above: Gottheimer on the House floor. WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act (FIT21), which U.S. Congressman Gottheimer helped negotiate in the Financial Services Committee, passed the House with bipartisan support. This bipartisan legislation clarifies regulation for digital assets, bolsters consumer protection, and ensures […]