Proposed Federal Budget is Disaster for Jersey’s Seniors, Health Care, Infrastructure, Water, and Air

Feb 10, 2020

Massive cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Today, Monday, February 10, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer sounded the alarm on the negative impacts a new federal government budget proposal would have on North Jersey’s seniors, families’ health care, infrastructure, and our clean air and water. 

This federal budget proposal seeks to massively cut critical federal investments:

  • Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid: This proposed budget guts Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, harming North Jersey nursing home residents and children with special health care needs. These cuts threaten those seeking opioid addiction treatment, seniors with long-term care needs, and families and children across North Jersey.
  • Gutting Investments in Infrastructure: Rather than investing in fixing our crumbling roads and bridges, this federal budget proposal cuts away at key investments that could come from the U.S. Department of Transportation, severely hampering efforts to reduce commute times and improve North Jersey’s infrastructure.
  • Putting Our Clean Air and Water at Risk: This budget proposal slashes investment for initiatives to keep our air and water clean by more than 25 percent.

“When I wake up every day, I know that it’s my responsibility to fight for my constituents by working to lower our health care costs, protect Social Security and Medicare, fix our crumbling infrastructure, cut taxes, stand by our first responders and veterans, and help keep our water and air clean for our children and their children. This federal budget proposal is devastating to all of these efforts,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “We need our leaders, both Democratic and Republican, to put politics aside and find solutions that put the nation first.”


Recent Posts

Nov 30, 2023

RELEASE: Gottheimer Statement on New York’s Congestion Tax

NORTH JERSEY — Today, November 29, 2023, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released the following statement: “As advertised, New York is officially sticking it to Jersey families with their commuter-crushing Congestion Tax. On top of the existing tolls, it’ll be 15 bucks every day to go into the city with no discounts at the GW Bridge […]

Nov 29, 2023

RELEASE: After Gottheimer Questioning, Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Director Chopra Agrees to “Look Into” NY’s Congestion Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, November 29, 2023, during a U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee hearing, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer questioned Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra, a New Jersey native, about New York’s $23-a-day Congestion Tax “making money off of gouging middle class Americans with exorbitant tolls.” Director Rohit Chopra agreed to “look into” the […]

Nov 29, 2023

RELEASE: Gottheimer Helps Pass Bipartisan Legislation Condemning Hamas, Calling for the Release of All Hostages, and Reaffirming Israel’s Right to Exist

WASHINGTON D.C. — Tonight, November 28, 2023, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) helped pass two pieces of bipartisan legislation to condemn the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel, reaffirm Israel’s right to exist, and call for Hamas to immediately surrender and safely release all hostages. On October 7, Hamas terrorists brutally murdered, raped, burned alive, decapitated, and […]