PHOTO RELEASE: Gottheimer Joins with NJ Urban Mayors Association, Fighting to Support Jersey’s Cities & Municipalities

Apr 11, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined with the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association and discussed how to address issues facing Jersey cities and municipalities, including boosting public safety and combating crime, investing in first responders, education, and clean drinking water, ensuring students have access to school breakfast and lunch, lowering taxes, and making life more affordable.  

Gottheimer was joined by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, the President and Chair of the NJ Urban Mayors Association (NJUMA), as well as municipal mayors and elected officials from around New Jersey, including Passaic, Atlantic City, East Orange, Hillside, Newark, Orange, Irvington, and others.

Gottheimer has made it a priority to claw more of our federal tax dollars back to Jersey to help lower local property taxes, make life more affordable and safer, and support local communities and municipalities.

Since 2017, the Fifth Congressional District is now up more than 357% in grants, resources, and federal dollars clawed back from Washington. From Gottheimer’s most recent reporting, the federal tax dollars clawed back in 2021 alone amount to an average savings of more than $750 for each household in the Fifth District.

Below: Gottheimer with Hillside Mayor Dahlia Vertreese.

Below: Gottheimer with City of Passaic Mayor Hector C. Lora.

Below: Gottheimer with municipal mayors, elected officials, and community leaders from around New Jersey — including Passaic, Atlantic City, East Orange, Hillside, Newark, Orange, and Irvington — with the NJ Urban Mayors Association (NJUMA).


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 […]