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Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff). Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.

Gottheimer named to House Homeland Security Committee

By David Wildstein, January 15 2021 11:23 am

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff) has landed a seat on the House Homeland Security Committee, where he has pledged to use his perch on that panel to watch over issues related to law enforcement, firefighters and first responders.

“Today, the safety and security of our nation is at a critical juncture, with rapidly evolving threats from foreign and domestic terrorists, homegrown violent extremism, hacking and cybersecurity attacks, and unforeseen disasters threatening our nation,” Gottheimer said.  “Just this past week, we witnessed a grave challenge to our national security in the unprecedented insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, underscoring the urgent need to remain vigilant to protect our country and our democracy.”

Two other New Jersey Democrats, Reps. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing), serve on the committee.

Gottheimer, who began his third term in Congress this month, will also retain his seat on the House Financial Services Committee.   He has become a nationally prominent player as the co-chairman of the House Problem Solvers Caucus.

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