RELEASE: Gottheimer’s Provisions Included in Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill
Combats Postal Fraud and Financing of Terrorism Using Digital Assets. Strengthens U.S.-Israel Relationship and Stands Up to America’s Adversaries.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, November 8, 2023, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) had four of his amendments included in the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2024.
Gottheimer’s provisions include:
- Investments for the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence to counter criminal and terrorist groups by (1) improving blockchain analysis tools; (2) training on cryptocurrency-related investigations; and; (3) providing investigative support to reduce crimes involving ransomware attacks or the exploitation of cryptocurrency.
- Deployment of a finance attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship.
- Advancements in the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence to better implement sanctions on Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, Russia, China, North Korea and other terrorist groups.
- Investments in the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to help hold mail fraudsters accountable.
“It’s critical that we take the necessary steps to counter threats facing our nation at home and abroad. By investing in new methods of fighting terrorism, strengthening our relationship with our key ally Israel, enforcing sanctions on terrorist organizations and enemy nations, and holding mail fraudsters accountable, these amendments are helping make Jersey and the nation a safer place to live,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5).