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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Congressman Donald Norcross, who has been a strong proponent of New Jersey’s burgeoning offshore wind industry, welcomed the news of the MOU and applauded the impact it will have on the South Jersey’s economy.
Congressman Donald Norcross stressed the importance of mentorship.
"How important is it to learn those lessons of those who have been there before you?" he asked.
“I know I wouldn’t be where I'm at today if it wasn't for accessible education and career training, and I know that having The Enterprise Center in Camden will help level the playing field by opening doors to opportunity and increasing access to vital resources for local minority-owned businesses.”
Norcross, chair of the Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee, said the measure “strengthens our national defense by ensuring our military personnel, their families, and the companies in the South Jersey region that supported them are bolstered by increasing pay and funding vital jobs and research that improves the survivability of our troops in combat.”
“The Balzano Marine Terminal is a critical link in our supply chain and handles cargo that feeds directly into the broader economy,” Rep. Norcross said. “Increasing the number of low-emission reach stackers at the terminal will grow its capacity to offload and move goods, ease bottlenecks, and contribute to the South Jersey economy.”
I am a member of Congress and serve on the House Armed Services Committee. I am the father of a veteran. And I am also the product of a registered apprenticeship. Our veterans are highly trained and skilled, making them uniquely suited for careers in the skilled trades. The BRAVE Act was designed to help their reentry into civilian life by connecting them to the resources they need to find fulfilling, good-paying careers.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed how a global superpower becomes critically vulnerable when it depends on foreign nations to manufacture basic components, such as semiconductors, that are vital to the daily life of every American.
A nation that once led the world in manufacturing semiconductors watched helplessly this fall as General Motors temporarily shut down production at North American auto plants because the deadly pandemic decimated the overseas factories that our country now relies on to produce the chips that power nearly every device we use with an on and off switch.
Rep. Donald Norcross, D-1st Dist., said the delays in passing the infrastructure bill won’t matter going forward.
“People don’t care about the process,” Norcross said. “They just care about the results. Tell me how I’m going to get to work. Tell me I can get to a job because I can put my kid in day care.”