Above: Gottheimer celebrating Filipino American History Month in Bergenfield this year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — During Filipino American History Month, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced that he is helping lead a bipartisan resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives (H. RES. 1449) to honor the tremendous and increasing contributions of Filipino Americans to our country in all areas including music, dance, literature, education, health care, business, journalism, sports, fashion, politics, government, science, technology, the fine arts, and other fields.
“I’m incredibly proud to be an original cosponsor of bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives to recognize the tremendous and increasing contributions Filipino Americans have made to our country and North Jersey communities. From music to literature, education, business, military service, and so much more, we must never forget their achievements and the positive impacts they contribute each and every day,” said U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5).
Since their initial settlement in the United States, our Filipino American community has grown to approximately 4.4 million. Filipinos have also proudly served in the United States Armed Forces since the Civil War. 260,000 Filipino veterans who fought for the U.S. military during World War II were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal for their service
Find the text of H. RES. 1449 here, focusing on and honoring the tremendous and increasing contribution of Filipino Americans to our country.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]