Fighting to claw our federal tax dollars back away from Moocher States, fighting to improve climate resiliency & infrastructure
Above: Gottheimer with North Jersey mayors discussing local issues during this week’s roundtable.
NORTH JERSEY — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) brought together North Jersey mayors for a roundtable, to discuss work in Congress and back at home to help lower taxes, claw more federal tax dollars back to North Jersey communities, first responders, and community organizations, and to improve North Jersey’s infrastructure and climate resiliency.
“I appreciate all of the mayors for joining my roundtable to share their ideas and discuss how we can solve problems together for North Jersey communities,” said Congressman Gottheimer (NJ-5). “Whether it is clawing back more federal dollars away from Moocher States for our first responders, helping lower taxes for North Jersey families, or handling emergencies, I am grateful to work with such a committed and energetic group of mayors, local leaders, and first responders. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, I know that our communities are in good hands.”
Last month, Gottheimer announced that New Jersey’s Fifth District has now clawed 357% more federal tax dollars back from Washington and the Moocher States since he took office. For 2021 alone, the federal tax dollars clawed back amount to an average savings of more than $750 for each household in the Fifth District.
Through Gottheimer’s work with mayors, councils, first responders, and nonprofits, the Fifth District has realized a far better Return on Investment on the tax dollars North Jersey residents send to Washington every year.
Gottheimer highlighted successes across the Fifth District, particularly with the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant, the LESO 1033 excess resources program, USDA Rural Development (RD) grants, Community Oriented Policing Services Program (COPS), and FEMA Non-Profit Security Grant program (NSGP).
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 […]