RELEASE: Gottheimer Hosts 72nd “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall with Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco

Apr 12, 2022

Discusses Ukraine, Lowering Gas Prices, Infrastructure, Community Safety, and More

Above: Gottheimer with Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco during the 72nd “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted his 72nd “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall on Facebook Live, joined by Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, to discuss the war in Ukraine, Gottheimer’s All-of-the-Above Energy plan to get gas and oil prices down, clawing federal tax dollars back from Washington to North Jersey to lower taxes, how to keep our communities safe, and to answer questions about how to make life more affordable for families in the Fifth District and investment to improve North Jersey’s infrastructure. 

“Thank you to everyone who participated in my virtual Cup of Joe with Josh Town Hall. It’s always great to connect with residents across the Fifth District,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “I’m going to continue working hard to get real tax cuts to our families in North Jersey, lower prices for gas, home heating, prescription drugs and childcare, help keep more dollars in the pockets of our hardworking families, and support our law enforcement, veterans, and seniors.”

“I want to thank Representative Gottheimer for inviting me to be a guest on his 72nd ‘Cup of Joe with Josh’ today,” said Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco. “It was a great opportunity to discuss the kitchen table issues facing residents of Bergen County and my administration’s priorities for 2022.”

Watch the virtual “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall HERE.

Some of Gottheimer’s recent initiatives to help North Jersey residents include:

  • This month, Gotttheimer announced his All-of-the-Above Energy Plan to help get oil and gas prices down in New Jersey and nationwide, and to make life more affordable for Jersey families.
  • Gottheimer helped shape and pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill which will invest in North Jersey. He recently visited the future site of the park-and-ride station in Andover, which will serve the Lackawanna Cut-Off railway from Scranton, PA to Hoboken and New York City. He also visited Braen Stone’s quarry in Sussex County to highlight local businesses key to fixing Jersey’s roads and highways through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. As part of the historic legislation, NJ TRANSIT, school districts, and others across New Jersey will be able to purchase low- and no-emission vans and buses, including electric buses, to combat pollution, reduce emissions, and improve air quality.
  • Gottheimer’s ten Fifth District Community Project Funding proposals have now been signed into law. These projects will bring key investment to Hackensack, Hardwick, Newton, Paramus, Saddle River, Sussex, Ridgewood, New Bridge Medical Center, and to Sussex County’s Elderly, Veteran, and Employment Services Transportation Services.
  • This month, Gottheimer’s bipartisan bill, the Invest to Protect Act, was introduced in the Senate. His bill makes critical, targeted investments in local police departments to ensure our officers have the resources they need to keep communities and themselves safe.


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