RELEASE: Gottheimer Honors Fifth District First Responders and Law Enforcement at Paramus Night Out

Oct 07, 2020

Gottheimer continuing the fight to claw more federal investment back from Washington to support NJ-5 cops, firefighters, EMS

Above: Gottheimer takes part in Paramus Night Out.

PARAMUS, NJ – Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined Fifth District families, neighbors, kids, law enforcement, and first responders at this year’s Paramus Night Out, hosted by the Paramus Police Department. The annual, nationwide event gives law enforcement, families, and community leaders a chance to get to know each other better and learn more about the work first responders do each day.

“National Night Out is one of my all-time favorite community events — especially right here in Paramus — and I was proud to join so many of our neighbors and brave law enforcement, safely, this week. The event is a great opportunity for us to better get to know and say thank you to the officers who put their lives on the line to protect our community each and every day,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “In Congress, I’m committed to having the backs of all of New Jersey’s first responders by clawing back federal dollars to help our local towns and municipalities, making sure our police departments get the resources they need, and helping keep our families and businesses safe. To all our law enforcement officers and first responders in the Fifth District and across our country — thank you.”

This year alone, the Borough of Paramus clawed back $93,000 from the Assistance for Firefighters Grant Supplemental to purchase PPE to keep their first responders safe while fighting the pandemic and keeping the community safe.

New Jersey’s Fifth District has clawed 108% more federal tax dollars back from Washington and the Moocher States since 2016. For this past year alone, the federal tax dollars clawed back average out to a savings of $448 for each household in the Fifth District.

Gottheimer’s Return on Investment team has visited all 79 towns in the Fifth District to raise awareness of the availability of federal grant dollars, written 12 Congressional letters of support, convened 12 Mayor Summits to train local leaders on how to apply for grants, hosted 15 grant workshops, sent more than 4,000 letters and scores of emails to local leaders, and held more than 500 meetings with local officials.

Below: Congressman Gottheimer with members of Paramus Fire and Police Departments

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