Two New Jersey congressmen are saying “no way” to New York City’s plan to charge motorists a fee for entering Manhattan.

Democrats Josh Gottheimer and Bill Pascrell announced legislation Wednesday to protect New Jersey motorists who already pay up to $15 for bridge or tunnel tolls.

One provision would deny federal transportation funding to New York if New Jersey commuters who pay bridge or tunnel tolls aren’t exempted from the new fee.

Vehicles bearing license plates from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania line up before at the George Washington Bridge toll plaza, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Fort Lee, N. (NJ-5) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) held a news conference to announce they plan to fight back against New York City's proposed congestion tax on New Jersey commuters. The congressmen will propose legislation they say will ensure New Jersey motorists, who already pay up to $15 for bridge or tunnel tolls, won't be charged twice. New York's legislature approved a conceptual plan this month. that will allocate revenue to fix the city's mass transit system. New York would become the first American city to use so-called congestion pricing to reduce gridlock and fund mass transit improvements. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Vehicles bearing license plates from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania line up before at the George Washington Bridge toll plaza, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Fort Lee, N. (NJ-5) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) held a news conference to announce they plan to fight back against New York City’s proposed congestion tax on New Jersey commuters. The congressmen will propose legislation they say will ensure New Jersey motorists, who already pay up to $15 for bridge or tunnel tolls, won’t be charged twice. New York’s legislature approved a conceptual plan this month. that will allocate revenue to fix the city’s mass transit system. New York would become the first American city to use so-called congestion pricing to reduce gridlock and fund mass transit improvements. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Details of the fee plan are being finalized. It won’t go into effect until 2021 and will be used to fix the city’s mass transit system.

Pascrell called it “a raw deal for New Jersey commuters.”

New York would become the first American city to use so-called congestion pricing to decrease congestion and fund mass transit improvements.

Reporters gather around U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), standing at podium, as he speaks during a news conference near the George Washington Bridge talking about the congressman's plan to fight back against New York City's proposed congestion tax on New Jersey commuters, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Fort Lee, N. (NJ-9) announced legislation they say will ensure New Jersey motorists, who already pay up to $15 for bridge or tunnel tolls, won't be charged twice. New York's legislature approved a conceptual plan this month. that will allocate revenue to fix the city's mass transit system. New York would become the first American city to use so-called congestion pricing to reduce gridlock and fund mass transit improvements. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Reporters gather around U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), standing at podium, as he speaks during a news conference near the George Washington Bridge talking about the congressman’s plan to fight back against New York City’s proposed congestion tax on New Jersey commuters, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Fort Lee, N. (NJ-9) announced legislation they say will ensure New Jersey motorists, who already pay up to $15 for bridge or tunnel tolls, won’t be charged twice. New York’s legislature approved a conceptual plan this month. that will allocate revenue to fix the city’s mass transit system. New York would become the first American city to use so-called congestion pricing to reduce gridlock and fund mass transit improvements. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), left, and and Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) stand at a podium during a news conference near the George Washington Bridge talking about the congressmen's plan to fight back against New York City's proposed congestion tax on New Jersey commuters, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Fort Lee, N. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), left, and and Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) stand at a podium during a news conference near the George Washington Bridge talking about the congressmen’s plan to fight back against New York City’s proposed congestion tax on New Jersey commuters, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Fort Lee, N. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
U.S. Rep.  Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), right, and and Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) talk about traffic on the George Washington Bridge following a news conference near the bridge talking about the congressmen's plan to fight back against New York City's proposed congestion tax on New Jersey commuters, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Fort Lee, N. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), right, and and Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) talk about traffic on the George Washington Bridge following a news conference near the bridge talking about the congressmen’s plan to fight back against New York City’s proposed congestion tax on New Jersey commuters, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Fort Lee, N. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-9), right, stands with Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), left, and and Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, back, during a news conference near the George Washington Bridge talking about the congressmen's plan to fight back against New York City's proposed congestion tax on New Jersey commuters, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Fort Lee, N. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (NJ-9), right, stands with Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), left, and and Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, back, during a news conference near the George Washington Bridge talking about the congressmen’s plan to fight back against New York City’s proposed congestion tax on New Jersey commuters, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Fort Lee, N. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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