WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined with the New Jersey Urban Mayors Association and discussed how to address issues facing Jersey cities and municipalities, including boosting public safety and combating crime, investing in first responders, education, and clean drinking water, ensuring students have access to school breakfast and lunch, lowering taxes, and making life more affordable.
Gottheimer was joined by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, the President and Chair of the NJ Urban Mayors Association (NJUMA), as well as municipal mayors and elected officials from around New Jersey, including Passaic, Atlantic City, East Orange, Hillside, Newark, Orange, Irvington, and others.
Gottheimer has made it a priority to claw more of our federal tax dollars back to Jersey to help lower local property taxes, make life more affordable and safer, and support local communities and municipalities.
Since 2017, the Fifth Congressional District is now up more than 357% in grants, resources, and federal dollars clawed back from Washington. From Gottheimer’s most recent reporting, the federal tax dollars clawed back in 2021 alone amount to an average savings of more than $750 for each household in the Fifth District.