Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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America's Workers

Our national workforce keeps our country running and provides invaluable services we often take for granted. Nobody should have to work multiple jobs or extraordinary hours to provide for their family, save for retirement or feel financially secure. As an electrician by trade, I know the best social program in the world is a job and I believe every worker must have an opportunity to succeed, which starts with fair pay. Women have made great strides in history, but it’s time they receive equal pay for equal work and the opportunity to maintain a work and family balance. We need to ensure working families have fair wages, safe working conditions, and a voice in the workplace. ​

 

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Aug 16 2017
News Release
"NAFTA must first and foremost benefit American workers. The Trump Administration can accomplish that goal by having an open and transparent process and that includes the voices of working people."
Aug 15 2017
In The News
Representatives finished a four-stop, cross-country tour on Aug. 4 that set out to [...] understand and tap into the economic anxiety felt by many working class voters.
Jul 25 2017
News Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, eight years after the last federal minimum wage increase, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee and an electrician by trade – called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage at a news conference with a bicameral group of lawmakers and low-wage workers.

Jul 24 2017
News Release
"Families in New Jersey and across the country are struggling to make ends meet, with stagnant wages and rising costs, and Democrats are fighting for a better deal."
Jul 24 2017
In The News
First and foremost for me is raising your wages. I will keep standing up for every hard-working American who knows wages are too low and a rigged system is putting our families at risk. This is my mission, as it has been my entire career, and I look forward to the fight.
Jul 18 2017
News Release
“With this budget, Republicans have made it clear that the America they live in belongs to billionaires and that hard-working American families must shoulder the burden."
Jul 18 2017
News Release
This week, 48 Members of the New Democrat Coalition sent a letter to President Trump calling for a robust commitment to apprenticeship programs. The letter and outlines the importance of apprenticeships and urges the administration to maintain strong levels of funding for apprenticeship initiatives across the country.
Jul 17 2017
News Release
“The document lays out the right goals in terms of labor rights, but I am much more interested in the follow through, particularly with this Administration. Unfortunately the plan repeats many of same the mistakes made in the TPP debate, so I remain deeply concerned."
Jul 13 2017
News Release
Congressman Donald Norcross strongly opposed an amendment that would have undermined the Davis-Bacon prevailing wage law, which helps provide family-sustaining wages for workers and local economies. The amendment failed by a vote of 242 to 183.
Jul 10 2017
News Release
U.S. Representatives Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Linda Sánchez (D-CA) and David B. McKinley, P.E (R-WV) introduced H. Res. 430, a Resolution to designate July 10 as National Journeyman Lineman Day.