Discusses the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Addressing Supply Chain Issues, Supporting Veterans and First Responders
Above: Gottheimer with Councilmember Jacquie Flynn during the 74th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall.
NORTH JERSEY — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted his 74th “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall on Facebook Live, joined by Maywood Councilmember Jacquie Flynn, to discuss how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will improve North Jersey’s infrastructure, including ports, roads, rails, and bridges, helping build the Gateway Tunnel, address supply chain issues, create jobs, and boost our local economy.
“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 make life more affordable for North Jersey residents, fix supply chain issues, address our crumbling infrastructure, get critical goods like baby formula to families that need it, and support our law enforcement, veterans, and seniors.”
Maywood Councilmember Jacquie Flynn, speaking about Gottheimer’s bipartisan, bicameral Invest to Protect Act, said, “Right now, we just hired two officers and it was a wonderful day…but we are still understaffed because it is really expensive and anything we can do to get help, so that we can fund our officers in a way that doesn’t blow a hole in our budget, is just absolutely critical, so I really hope that this goes through.”
Watch the 74th“Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall HERE.
Some of Gottheimer’s recent initiatives to help North Jersey residents include:
Following legislation introduced by Gottheimer and a bipartisan group of 19 other Members of Congress, the President recently invoked the Defense Production Act to increase the production of baby formula, to help ensure that no baby in our country goes hungry and that no mother or father has to struggle to find the food to feed their child.
Gottheimer introduced Miranda’s Law — bus safety legislation named after Miranda Vargas, a 10-year-old fifth grader who lost her life in the crash — to protect children on America’s school buses.
Gottheimer announced the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program, which claws back federal investment back from Washington for New Jersey firefighters, ensuring our fire departments have the resources to not only keep our communities, families, and brave first responders safe, but also help lower property taxes and make life more affordable for North Jersey residents.
Gottheimer announced a new “Stay in Jersey” campaign and urged all NYC-based businesses to encourage and promote New Jersey workers to stay and work from Jersey, and not make their Jersey-based employees go back to their long, expensive daily commute. By avoiding the expensive tolls, the cost of parking and gas, and New York’s proposed congestion tax, Jersey commuters will save nearly $20,000 a year to “Stay in Jersey.”
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