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Trenton NJ,One of the primary roles of a Congressman or Congresswoman is to fight for their constituents to ensure they receive federal funds and the benefits they deserve. Josh Gottheimer continues to fail his district in our hour of need.
Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths (all R-24) called on New Jersey’s congressional delegation to investigate and explain why some counties, including Sussex and Warren, were left out of the first batch of federal grants delivered to New Jersey following the passage of a $2 trillion stimulus package.
“Our families and businesses in Sussex and Warren counties are suffering just as much as anyone in New Jersey,” the legislators said in a joint statement. “It’s very concerning, and frankly unacceptable, that the communities we represent were overlooked in the first round of federal funding. We urge New Jersey’s congressional delegation to find out why we were left out and ensure that our constituents’ needs are being treated equally.”
According to a press release from United States Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, 17 of New Jersey’s 21 counties, along with a number of individual municipalities within those counties, received awards through federal programs.
US 5th District:
Bergen County (43)Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Cresskill, Closter, Demarest, Dumont, Emerson, Fair Lawn, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Lodi, Mahwah, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, New Milford, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgewood, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Saddle River, Teaneck (part, also 9th), Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Washington Township, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake and Wyckoff
Passaic County (2)Ringwood and West Milford
Sussex County (19)Andover Borough, Andover Township, Branchville, Frankford Township, Franklin Borough, Fredon Township, Green Township, Hamburg, Hampton Township, Hardyston Township, Lafayette Township, Montague Township, Newton, Sandyston Township, Stillwater Township, Sussex, Vernon Township, Walpack Township and Wantage Township
Warren County (15)Allamuchy Township, Belvidere, Blairstown Township, Frelinghuysen Township, Hackettstown, Hardwick Township, Hope Township, Independence Township, Knowlton Township, Liberty Township, Mansfield Township, Oxford Township, Washington, Washington Township and White Township