RELEASE: Gottheimer Statement on Congestion Tax News

Jun 05, 2024
Press

NORTH JERSEY — Today, June 5, 2024, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released the following statement on the Congestion Tax:

“After a five year fight, New York appears to have done right by hardworking Jersey families and backed off their outrageous Congestion Tax.

Five years ago, I said that we would fight for Jersey families until the very end, and that’s exactly what we did. We threw the kitchen sink at New York — and then some — and got it done. Even when some said the fight was over, we kept going. Well today, Jersey families, their wallets, and the environment won big. As I always say, don’t mess with Jersey. 

I want to thank Governor Hochul, Governor Murphy, Fort Lee Mayor Sokolich, all involved elected officials, and especially the tireless advocates who focused on the key facts: The Congestion Tax would have caused more traffic and cancer-causing pollution for families in northern Jersey and the outer boroughs.

Onto the next fight for Jersey families!”

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