Above: In August 2019, Gottheimer praised Fifth District law enforcement and community policing during the National Night Out in Teaneck.
Today, Monday, October 28, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer voted to pass the bipartisan National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act, authorizing the Treasury Department to mint coins to commemorate the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum. The museum is dedicated to highlighting and honoring past, present, and future law enforcement officers.
In 2000, President Bill Clinton signed into law the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to authorize the building of the National Law Enforcement Museum. The museum officially opened in October 2018.
“I will always have the backs of our law enforcement — brave men and women protecting and serving our communities. They deserve all our gratitude for putting their lives on the line each and every day,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “That’s why I am proud to have helped pass this bipartisan legislation out of the House, to commemorate the museum’s opening last year and all the important work past and present police, sheriffs, and chiefs have accomplished.”
Gottheimer continued, “I’d like to thank my friend and New Jersey colleague, Congressman Bill Pascrell, for his leadership in introducing this bill in the House and for always getting the backs of our law enforcement and first responders.”
The coin comes at no cost to taxpayers and the Treasury Department will be reimbursed for the costs of issuing the coins. Proceeds from the coin will support the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s educational and outreach programs.