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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Mar 27 2020
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“New Jersey and the nation is facing the dual threat of a grave health emergency and an economic crisis. Working families, health care providers and small businesses urgently need relief, and help is on the way,."
Mar 24 2020
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We’re all making sacrifices as we continue to practice social distancing in order to Flatten the Curve. Our health care professionals and first responders need us all to be patient, be kind, and be safe.
Mar 20 2020
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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) met with a ShopRite executive in South Jersey today to discuss the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and to discuss the impact it’s had on ShopRite’s business and the measures they have taken to help keep employees and patrons safe. Norcross also briefed the faculty on Congress’ actions in protecting workers and families, including passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Mar 14 2020
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“The coronavirus not only threatens our health as Americans, it also threatens the economic security of workers and families."
Mar 10 2020
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“The Department of Labor’s final IRAP rule continues to advance an untested apprenticeship model, but recognizes the construction industry as the ‘gold standard’ of the Registered Apprenticeship Program."
Feb 12 2020
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“Military families face unique challenges during their service to our nation, and unfortunately deployments and frequent moves can often lead to financial insecurity.”
Feb 7 2020
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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 351 – voted yes today to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, in which he is an original co-sponsor. The PRO Act, which was introduced by Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) of the House Committee on Education and Labor, is the most significant upgrade to U.S. labor law in 80 years and is a direct response to the struggle that many hardworking families are facing. The PRO Act passed the House with bipartisan support.

Nov 12 2019
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“This is an irresponsible proposal that will harm both workers and businesses. This proposal should be rejected by the Senate Labor Committee on Thursday and I’m calling on all New Jerseyans to make their voices heard today."
Nov 1 2019
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As the Senate and House negotiate appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2020 we strongly encourage you to include – consistent with House-passed legislation – backpay for workers who were employed by federal government contractors and who did not receive pay during the most recent federal government shutdown which ended in January 2019.”
Sep 24 2019
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“President Trump reversed a good policy and took away money from 8.2 million middle-class workers today. That’s cruel.”