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Gottheimer joins the 30th anniversary of Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry

TEANECK, NJ (Bergen County) — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) took part in the 30th Anniversary of Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry celebration — to commend the group for the many decades of tireless work supporting economic development, cooperation between Korea and the U.S., and job creation here in Jersey and across our country.

“It’s so great to be here in Teaneck to celebrate the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s 30 years of tireless work supporting economic development, cooperation between Korea and the U.S., and job creation here in Jersey and across our country, said Gottheimer, an Associate Member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). “A critical part of North Jersey’s strength is our proud Korean American community — which works every day to make the Fifth District an even better place to live, raise our families, and do business. We must remember that our diversity is our greatest strength.”

Gottheimer was joined by Consul General Byung Hwam Jung, Former Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert, NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs Deputy Commissioner Mr. Dilip Chauhan, Korea Chamber of Commerce Chairman Mr. Won Hwangbo, Representatives of Korean Companies to U.S. including Samsung, LG, SK, and POSCO US Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ms. Esperanza Jelalian, Korea Economic Institute Senior Director Mr. Troy Stangarone.

Gottheimer has worked with Korean American community and business leaders from North Jersey to support small businesses, lower taxes, keep communities safe, help make life more affordable, and combat hate against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

Fighting crime and supporting law enforcement: Gottheimer’s bipartisan, bicameral Invest to Protect Act, to make critical, targeted investments in local law enforcement, passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support — 153 Republicans and 207 Democrats voting for Gottheimer’s bill. The Invest to Protect Act will ensure that local departments have what they need to recruit and retain the finest officers, to provide necessary training, and to invest in mental health resources for officers. Gottheimer also announced that the Fifth District clawed back more than $4.3 million of surplus federal equipment and resources for local law enforcement in 2021, as well as more than $2.7 million in 2020 for federal investments to help hire law enforcement and help our police officers better protect our communities and themselves.

Lowering taxes and making life more affordable: Gottheimer has launched an Affordability Agenda for Jersey, which includes working to get fuel and energy prices down, cutting day-to-day costs like prescription drugs, helping cut through red tape and bureaucracy, and lowering taxes for hard-working families.

Fixing North Jersey’s crumbling infrastructure: Gottheimer helped lead the charge to shape and pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, working with Democrats and Republicans to enact the greatest infrastructure investment in a century. The bipartisan legislation will help build the new Gateway Train Tunnel, fix our crumbling roads, bridges, rail, and NJ Transit, help fight climate change, invest in our ports, expand broadband access to the unconnected, and help get lead out of our children’s drinking water.

Supporting local small businesses: During the height of the pandemic, Gottheimer helped lead the Problem Solvers Caucus and a bipartisan group of Senators in writing and passing emergency bipartisan COVID-19 relief legislation to support families, small businesses, and frontline workers, including a new round of PPP resources. 

Combating hate: Since taking office, Gottheimer has helped Fifth District houses of worship, schools, and local community organizations claw back more than $7.7 million in federal Nonprofit Security Grants from FEMA, to invest in security for organizations that are at risk of a terrorist attack from homegrown and lone-wolf ISIS-inspired terrorists and white supremacists. Gottheimer helped pass Rep. Grace Meng’s resolution last Congress to condemn all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19, and supports the resolution again this Congress. Gottheimer has also helped lead bipartisan efforts to work to pass the NO HATE Act, which has been endorsed by the Problem Solvers Caucus that Gottheimer co-chairs, to strengthen federal law to combat hate speech, threats, and attacks.

Working across the aisle: Gottheimer serves as the Co-Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, where he works to bring the group of 29 Democrats and 29 Republicans together across party lines to find areas of agreement on key issues including cutting taxes, lowering health care costs, supporting veterans, and improving infrastructure to help the American people.

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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