RELEASE: In Legislation Signed Saturday, Gottheimer Secures New Federal Dollars for North Jersey Communities and Families 

Mar 12, 2024
Press

Claws Back More Federal Dollars from Washington to the Fifth District to Help Invest and Protect Towns, Lower Taxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, March 12, 2024, thanks to new legislation passed out of the House and signed into law on Saturday, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced more than $10 million in new federal investments and projects for North Jersey communities and families. These new investments include fourteen community projects Gottheimer submitted on behalf of Fifth District local governments and agencies. 

“These are new critical federal investments that will help Jersey families with everything from flood prevention to community safety and make our residents’ lives better. It is a huge win for families of the Fifth District,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “Our fourteen community project awards will not only improve local emergency services, flood mitigation, and sewer infrastructure, but they will also help lower the property tax burden on our residents.”

Gottheimer submitted and fought for these fourteen Community Project Funding proposals for consideration to the House Appropriations Committee earlier this Congress. Local, county, and state government entities, as well as nonprofits, were eligible to submit requests to their Member of Congress for community projects including water infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, health care services, education programs, social services, police services or equipment, a community center, senior center, recreation center or park, and other local government projects and programs.

The fourteen Fifth District community projects championed by Gottheimer and passed by the House:

  • $963,000 — Emergency Services Communications Equipment to improve equipment for first responders and emergency services in Paramus.
  • $1,000,000 — Emergency Services Communications Improvement Project to improve equipment for first responders and emergency services in Bergenfield.
  • $447,000 — Safety Equipment to help the Sheriff’s office and Regional Crisis Negotiation Unit in Bergen County.
  • $160,000 — Security Cameras to help the police department protect residents in Woodcliff Lake.
  • $808,000 — Dixon Avenue Improvement Project to improve the sewer system in Dumont.
  • $959,752 — Dorchester Road and Vivian Avenue Drainage Improvement Project to improve flood mitigation infrastructure in Emerson.
  • $720,000 — Sanitary Sewer System Infiltration Inflow Rehabilitation Project to improve the sewer system in Leonia.
  • $365,395 — Pine Avenue and Hughes Road Sewer Project to help improve the sewer system in New Milford.
  • $150,000 — Automated License Plate Reading Cameras to help the police department protect residents in Upper Saddle River.
  • $1,440,000 — Overpeck Creek Flood Mitigation Project to improve flood mitigation infrastructure in Englewood.
  • $248,000 — Ellery Avenue and Lewis Street Sewer Improvement Project to improve the sewer system in Fort Lee.
  • $976,031 — Village of Ridgefield Park Sewer Infrastructure Project to improve the sewer system in Ridgefield Park.
  • $400,000 — Pedestrian Bridge Project to improve pedestrians’ safety and promote recreation in Closter’s Memorial Park and 9/11 Park.
  • $1,600,000 — Tenakill and Overpeck Brooks Flood Mitigation Project to improve flood mitigation infrastructure in Tenafly.

More information on these community projects and their proposals can be found here

###

Recent Posts


Apr 18, 2024
Press

RELEASE: Gottheimer Remembers Jersey Firefighter and Labor Leader Bobby Allen on House Floor

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, April 18, 2024, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) honored and memorialized the life of Robert “Bobby” Allen, a Paterson firefighter and New Jersey labor leader, in a floor speech.  Video of Congressman Gottheimer’s floor speech can be found here. Bobby began his career with the Paterson Fire Department in 1992, serving as a […]



Apr 16, 2024
Press

RELEASE: House Passes Gottheimer-led Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Antisemitic “From the River to the Sea” Chants

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Tuesday, April 16, 2024, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Congressman Anthony D’Esposito (NY-4), and Congressman Jared Moskowitz (FL-23) led a bipartisan resolution that successfully passed the House. The resolution, H.R. 883, condemns the chant “From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free” as antisemitic. The resolution passed the House by a […]



Apr 16, 2024
Press

RELEASE: House Passes Gottheimer-led Bipartisan Legislation Prohibiting China from Purchasing Iranian Petroleum Products

Above: Gottheimer on the House floor. WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Monday, April 15, 2024, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), urged his colleagues to vote for the Iran-China Energy Sanctions Act — bipartisan legislation he is leading with his Problem Solvers Caucus colleague, Rep. Mike Lawler (NY-17). This legislation, which unanimously passed the House Financial Services Committee, expands sanctions […]