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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) voted to pass H.R. 4502, a package of seven government funding bills, focused on investing in America. The transformative investments in the bill will create good-paying American jobs, grow opportunity for middle class and small businesses and provide a lifeline for working families.

The investments created through this bill would greatly benefit the communities in South Jersey. Specifically, New Jersey’s First Congressional District would receive $290,000 in additional Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds for job training in the district, $36.9 million in additional funding for schools and an additional $22.8 million in funding for veterans’ health care.

“This bill tackles three of my top priorities, creating jobs, expanding opportunity and support for working families,” said Congressman Norcross. “Several key provisions were in today’s package that will benefit South Jersey families, including funding to combat hunger, investment in wind energy and clean drinking water and support for our workers. Together, these investments will help reverse decades of disinvestment in our nation and help America Build Back Better.”

The seven bills include several provisions benefitting South Jersey. Specifically, the package would:

  • Support our nation’s workers, students and families.
  • Tackle hunger, rebuild our public health and consumer safety infrastructure, confront the climate crisis and ensure equity.
  • Support small businesses, protect our democracy, rebuild the Internal Revenue Service and strengthen consumer protection.
  • Create good-paying jobs in renewable energy and strengthen environmental enforcement with a focus on environmental justice.
  • Support our veterans, invest in military family housing and protect our national security while building climate resilience.
  • Creating jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, grows opportunity through homeownership and rental assistance, and promote safe transportation and public housing.

A detailed summary of the legislation is available here.


Contact: Elizabeth Leer