Scott Garrett

Scott Garrett


Garrett Announces 2015 United States Service Academy Nominees from NJ-05 at Bergen County Community College


PARAMUS, NJ - Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) is proud to announce the nomination of 36 Fifth District students to United States service academies, including the Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs.  This year’s nominees were honored by the Congressman at a reception at Bergen County Community College in Paramus on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

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Garrett: Cuba Should Not Be Removed from Terrorist Sponsor List


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) today issued the following statement after President Obama announced that he will remove Cuba from the state sponsors of terrorism list:

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Garrett Statement on Framework for Deal on Iran’s Nuclear Program


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) today issued the following statement after President Obama announced that the administration has a framework for a deal on Iran’s nuclear program:

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Garrett Reintroduces Bill to Honor Fallen Marine from Bergen County


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) today reintroduced legislation to honor fallen Marine and Waldwick native, Staff Sergeant Joseph D’Augustine. The legislation would designate the United States Post Office building located at 1 Walter Hammond Place in Waldwick, NJ the “Staff Sergeant Joseph D’Augustine Post Office Building.”

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Garrett: We Must Protect Future Generations from Our Debt


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05), a senior member of the House Budget Committee and Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, issued the following statement after voting for the House Budget Committee’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution:

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Garrett Stands with New Jersey Residents Against President Obama’s Unconstitutional Amnesty


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05), issued the following statement today after voting to end President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty:

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Congressman Scott Garrett's tax plan would be a real gas for Jersey drivers: Mulshine


In the New York Times the other day a panel of experts debated the wisdom of lowering the drinking age. Those in favor of doing so pointed out that current law encourages younger people to binge on hard liquor in private instead of drinking beer or wine at a bar.

The article was sent to me by Assemblyman Mike Carroll of Morris County. Carroll, who is a father of five or six or some such number, said he supports lowering the drinking age to the voting age, which is 18.

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Fifth District Mobile Constituent Service Office Hours – February 2015


Glen Rock, NJ – Congressman Garrett’s Fifth District STAFF will be available at the following locations during the month of February:

February 3, 2015
Closter: 9:30 am to 11:30am
Closter Public Library
280 High Street
Closter, NJ

February 5, 2015
River Vale: 9:30 am to 11:30am
Municipal Building
406 River Vale Road
River Vale, NJ

West Milford: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Borough Hall
1480 Union Valley Road
West Milford, NJ

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Garrett: Obama's Budget is a Lousy Groundhog Day Repeat


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05), a senior member of the House Budget Committee, released the following statement after President Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal to Congress today:

“It’s fitting that President Obama released his budget on Groundhog Day because it’s a painful repeat of the same failed policies that he has presented to Congress for the past six years.  This budget increases taxes, expands failed government programs that do nothing to create jobs, and never balances.

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Garrett Leads Bipartisan Effort Against the Unfair Practice of Civil Asset Forfeiture


Garrett joins a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers that want to
change the unfair practice of civil asset forfeiture with the FAIR Act.
(From Left to Right: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI),
Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ),Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN))

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Committee Assignments


Financial Services

On January 3, 2013, Congressman Scott Garrett was sworn in to the United States House of Representatives, representing New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District.  Since his election to Congress in 2002, Scott has burnished himself with a reputation as a leading advocate of tax relief and pro-growth economic policies, earning him awards and accolades from a number of national taxpayer and small business groups.

As a senior member of the House Budget Committee, Scott is on the frontline of House Republican efforts to rein in runaway government spending and shrink our country’s ballooning national debt.

A member of the House Financial Services Committee since his election to Congress, Scott has been at the forefront of public policy deliberations dealing with issues related to the financial services industry, developing considerable expertise in areas ranging from securities and finance to insurance and regulatory oversight.

At the beginning of the 112th Congress, Scott was selected to serve as the Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Market and Government-Sponsored Enterprises.  In this role, Scott presides over the subcommittee with jurisdiction over the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  In addition, the subcommittee also handles all matters related to capital markets activities such as business capital formation and venture capital, as well as derivative instruments.

As founder and Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus, Scott is highly respected among his House colleagues as an authority on constitutional issues.  Founded in 2005, the Constitution Caucus provides an effective forum for education on constitutional principles and discussion on the appropriate limitations of congressional action.

Born in Englewood, Scott has spent much of his life living in North Jersey, which has instilled in him a great appreciation for the outdoors.  He is a leading proponent of preserving open space and protecting such natural treasures as the Highlands, the Musconetcong River and the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge.

Prior to his election to Congress, Scott served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1990 to 2002, as the senior Assemblyman for the 24th Legislative District, Assistant Majority Leader, and Chairman of the Banking and Insurance Committee.  During his tenure, he also served on the Education, Transportation, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committees, as well as the Joint Committee on Public Schools.

Scott earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University and his Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law – Camden.

Scott resides in Wantage Township in Sussex County with his wife, Mary Ellen, and their two daughters, Jennifer and Brittany.

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Christopher Smith


Leonard Lance


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