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Gottheimer continues fight for second round of PPP to help North Jersey’s small businesses, local restaurants

WANTAGE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer Saturday visited a new local restaurant and small business — Cow Patty’s — a burger joint with a key focus on using locally-grown produce and meat, as well as takeout and delivery services during the ongoing pandemic.

Gottheimer ate with one of the owners, Keith Yodice, and discussed his ongoing work in Congress to pass a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help North Jersey’s small businesses. All beef cooked in the restaurant comes from Wantage’s Greene Valley Farm, right down the road from Cow Patty’s, with pickles from Pickle Licious of Teaneck.

This past week, the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus — Co-Chaired by Gotttheimer and made up of 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans — unveiled a bipartisan COVID-19 emergency relief framework, along with a group of Senators from both sides of the aisle. Both parties in both chambers in Congress are utilizing the Problem Solvers’ framework to finalize an emergency COVID-19 relief package, which includes a second round of PPP.

“Here in the Fifth District, we’ve got some of the hardest working, most resilient small business owners in all of New Jersey. Congratulations to Cow Patty’s, its courageous entrepreneurs, and everyone working to help this great new restaurant succeed,” Gottheimer said. “North Jersey and our entire nation are going through incredibly difficult times, with many local businesses struggling, and I’ve been working every day to help get our local small businesses and workers the resources and support they need.”

Cow Patty’s replaced the former Double S Diner, where Gottheimer had previously held a “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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