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Congressman Rothman and Senator Menendez present Teaneck Mayor Elie Y. Katz and Fire Chief Robert Montgomery with a symbolic check for $675,000 in federal grant money they secured for a new fire truck.  The grant, obtained through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, will improve the township's local emergency preparedness and response capabilities.

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For years, Congressman Rothman has fought for more federal resources to combat gun violence in New Jersey. This Spring, his work finally paid off when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms announced the opening of a Field Division in Newark. Pictured, Rothman joined Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Rep. Donald Payne, and law enforcement personnel to announce the new office on April 4, 2008.

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Congressman Rothman welcomed T'Keyah Turnbull, a rising senior at Teaneck High School, to his D.C. office on June 26. T'Keyah was in town for the National Young Leaders Conference. T'Keyah will begin applying to colleges in less than a year and she thanked the Congressman for steps he has taken to make college more affordable.

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On September 16, 2008, Congressman Steve Rothman was honored by ZAKA Rescue and Recovery, a non-governmental organization that conducts rescues, saves lives, and carries out recovery operations in Israel, for his history of leadership on fighting to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship throughout his 12-year tenure in Congress.  Pictured (L-R) Mr. Moshe Rosenwasser, Senior Vice President, The Park Avenue Bank; Congressman Rothman; Mr. Yehuda Meshi Zahav, Founder & Chairman, ZAKA Search and Rescue.

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On June 26, Congressman Rothman joined a group of his colleagues on Capitol Hill to announce legislation to reduce oil speculation in the energy markets. Experts agree that speculation is inflating the price of oil, possibly as much as $70 a barrel.

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Congressman Rothman addresses a crowd at the 2007 Chusok Thanksgiving Festival in Leonia. The annual event, hosted by the Korean-American Association of New Jersey, is comprised of shows and programs that exhibit traditional Korean culture. The Festival was first launched in September of 2002 to celebrate the traditional Korean holiday of Chusok, which is the equivalent of the American holiday of Thanksgiving. 

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Congressman Steve Rothman along with officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and aviation industry officials held a news conference on October 28, 2008, at Teterboro Airport marking the two year anniversary of the "Pledge to the Community" program he helped negotiate in 2006.  Pictured (L-R): Bill DeCota, Director of Aviation at the Post Authority, Former Congressman James Coyne, President of the National Air Transportation Association, Congressman Rothman, Susan Bass Levin, Deputy Director of the Port Authority, Anthony Coscia, Port Authority Chairman, and James Christiansen, President of NetJets.

Congressman Rothman: IRS owes 9,000 New Jerseyans money
Thursday, November 20 2008
Congressman Steve Rothman urges his constituents who filed their 2007 tax returns but have not yet received their refund or economic stimulus checks to update their address with the Internal Revenue Service.
Rothman Calls for Affordable Housing Help in Stimulus Package
Wednesday, November 05 2008
Congressman Steve Rothman sent the following letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on November 4, 2008.
Congressman Steve Rothman’s Statement on Reports of Bailed Out Wall Street Banks Offering Bonuses to Executives
Friday, October 31 2008

On October 31, 2008, Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ) issued the following statement in response to reports that Wall Street banks are planning to cut bonus checks for top executives, traders, and bankers despite accepting tens of billions of dollars in government assistance from the Federal Reserve:

Rothman Says Teterboro Working Group Makes Progress But Has Much More Work To Do
Tuesday, October 28 2008
Congressman Steve Rothman along with officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and aviation industry officials held a news conference today at Teterboro Airport marking the two year anniversary of the “Pledge to the Community” program he helped negotiate in 2006.  
Listening Session in Jersey City A Success!
Monday, October 27 2008
Congressman Steve Rothman held another successful Listening Session in Jersey City.

Congressman Rothman believes it is long past time for the U.S. to redeploy all servicemen and women out of Iraq. A vocal member of the Out of Iraq Caucus, Steve has pledged to oppose further funding for the war in Iraq that is not linked to the safe redeployment of U.S. troops out of Iraq.  After voting against the latest Iraq War funding bill on June 19, Steve said: "At a time when Americans are facing rising food costs, higher prices at the pump, home foreclosures, and failing roads, sewers and bridges, it is irresponsible to continue to misuse our military forces, and misspend our finite U.S. tax dollars to continue to police the Iraq civil war."


Congressman Rothman and his colleagues in the Democratic-led Congress are moving America in a New Direction for Energy Independence—working for consumers to lower gas prices, make America more secure, and launch a cleaner, smarter, more cost-effective energy future that creates hundreds of thousands of green jobs and reduces global warming. Steve supports policies and legislation that will lower gas prices today, protect the consumer, increase our domestic energy supply, and invest in long-term alternative energy technology.

Reviving Our Economy & Protecting Workers' Rights

Steve and his colleagues have worked diligently to take our economy in a new and better direction. For example, the new Congress has passed an Economic Stimulus Package that put up to $1,800 for a family of four directly in the pockets of 3.8 million New Jersey households. Also, Steve constantly works to protect and create good-paying jobs for New Jerseyans. He has co-sponsored legislation to ensure equal pay for women workers, voted to increase the minimum wage, and has repeatedly opposed unfair trade agreements. 

Health Care

All of us have known one of the millions of Americans who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening or life-altering disease or disability. With the ever rising costs of health care, Steve believes the federal government must invest in prevention programs and health research.

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, he also delivers millions in federal funding to improve care and local hospitals and fights every year for increased support for ongoing research at the National Institutes of Health.

phyliciamoore.jpgSecuring our schools and keeping New Jerseyans safe from violence are among Steve's top priorities. As part of his ongoing efforts to ensure students are safe, he recently introduced Phylicia's Law. This bill would require public schools to have safety plans and security procedures in place for school-run, overnight, off-premises field trips. The legislation is named in honor of Phylicia Moore (pictured), a student from Teaneck who died while on a school-sponsored trip to Ghana. Phylicia's Law is endorsed by the Parent Teacher Association and the National Education Association.

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