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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Sep 9 2021
News Release
"This bill also provides much needed investment for domestic manufacturing and for first responders, like firefighters, who often find themselves on the frontline of the climate crisis.”
Sep 6 2021
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"On behalf of a grateful nation, thank you to all the men and women who show up each day and put in the work for our communities.”
Sep 2 2021
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“Today we put our working families first, especially the millions of military working families that deserve the best from a grateful nation. I am proud to have fought for provisions that make America safer by investing in the American worker."
Aug 23 2021
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“The work being done at the Paulsboro Port will enable America’s clean energy future to be built right here in South Jersey, and I thank Majority Leader Hoyer for joining us here today, recognizing our area is becoming one of the premier wind energy hubs in the nation."
Aug 5 2021
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“I was saddened to learn of the passing of Richard Trumka. I knew and worked with him for over three decades, from his time fighting for the United Mine Workers to his steadfast leadership at the AFL-CIO. His powerful voice and remarkable leadership will be dearly missed. My condolences go to his family, loved ones and all who knew him.”
Jul 29 2021
News Release
“This bill tackles three of my top priorities, creating jobs, expanding opportunity and support for working families. 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."
Jul 23 2021
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"Raising the minimum wage is a crucial step for our economy to truly and equitably build back better.”
Jul 1 2021
News Release
“It is past time to bring our nation’s infrastructure into the modern era. This INVEST in America Act does this while also creating job opportunities for local workers and keeping our communities safe."
May 20 2021
In The News

By Rep. Donald Norcross

Growing up, I enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together to understand how they work. I loved to work with my hands, so while my three brothers decided to attend traditional four-year colleges, I chose the other four-year school — a Registered Apprenticeship Program. My apprenticeship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) laid the foundation for me to go from the construction site to Congress. It allowed me to earn-while-I-learned and set me on a path toward a fulfilling, family-sustaining career.

Apr 28 2021
News Release
“On Workers’ Memorial Day, we honor those who have lost their lives on the job, especially as our nation continues to battle COVID-19 – which has claimed the lives of many frontline and essential workers."