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Gottheimer helps deliver donated new TVs to Paramus Veterans Home with North Jersey business

PARAMUS BOROUGH, NJ (Bergen County)  U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined with National Retail System (NRS) Thursday to help deliver more than a dozen donated new televisions to the Paramus Veterans Home.

NRS — headquartered in North Jersey — is a distribution and transportation company that supports Jersey’s economy, creates jobs, and helps deliver critical goods like medical supplies and food across the globe.

In Paramus, Gottheimer was joined by NRS Senior Vice President of Supply Chain John Tabor.

“To all of North Jersey’s veterans, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your service, for putting your lives on the line to defend our freedom, our families, and the greatest democracy the world has ever known. It’s great to see local initiatives — with businesses like NRS — working to support our North Jersey veterans and their families,” Gottheimer said. “There is nothing more important in this job than my responsibility to have the backs of those who have served our great country — whether it’s by expanding access to VA care, hosting Veterans Resources Fairs, or helping members of our community deliver donations to our local veterans. After sacrificing so much, our veterans should never struggle to get the care or recognition they have earned. These are not Democratic or Republican issues — they are principles of the country we live in.”

Since coming to Congress, Gottheimer has been fighting to ensure that veterans have access to the resources they earned. The first piece of legislation Gottheimer passed in Congress was to expand hiring of post-9/11 veterans, and he has also led legislation signed into law to address veterans and National Guard suicide.

Gottheimer has cut through red tape with the VA Community Care Network so that eligible North Jersey veterans are able to receive referrals for health care services at ImageCare Centers across the Fifth District and at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center — allowing for shorter drive times and greater access to care.

Legislation Gottheimer has fought for to help our nation’s veterans, service members, and their families includes:

  • Expanding Health Care Access & Addressing Mental Health Care: A key provision authored by Gottheimer has now been signed into law to address the mental health impacts of toxic exposure for veterans. Gottheimer’s provision is part of the bipartisan PACT Act signed into law to expand access to care and benefits for our brave veterans exposed to burn pits and toxic substances.
  • Boosting Education Access: The bipartisan Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act to help expand access to G.I. benefits for members of our military who serve in the National Guard and Reserves, as they do not receive the same access to vital G.I. Bill benefits.
  • Expanding Mental Health Care Access: The bipartisan Student Veterans Counseling Centers Eligibility Act, which will expand access to mental health services for veterans utilizing their GI Benefits at colleges and universities through established Vet Centers.
  • Boosting Education Access to Veteran Families: The bipartisan Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act, which will require public colleges and universities to provide in-state tuition under the Department of Veterans Affairs Survivors’ and Dependents’ educational assistance program to the families of service members who die or become disabled.
  • Supporting Veteran Families: The bipartisan Protecting Moms Who Served Act, which requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement a maternity care coordination program that coordinates, supports, and trains community maternity care providers to serve the unique needs of pregnant and postpartum veterans.

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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