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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Nov 12 2019
News Release
“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
News Release
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
News Release
“President Trump reversed a good policy and took away money from 8.2 million middle-class workers today. That’s cruel.”
Sep 4 2019
News Release
"Expanding the earned income and child tax credits is a proven way to empower working families and make our economy work for everyone."
Aug 29 2019
In The News
My top priority in Congress is fighting for working families and, for me, that fight includes more than visiting job sites for photo ops. In just the past few months, I’ve voted to raise the federal minimum wage, move the needle on equal pay for women and help protect pensions.
Aug 18 2019
In The News

South Jersey Times Opinion Editorial.
By Donald Norcross

Any trade deal must first and foremost benefit American workers. Yet, unfortunately, since 1993, our country’s workforce has suffered because of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Some sources say almost 1 million American jobs were lost since NAFTA went into effect, although estimates of net job impacts vary greatly. Every week, more jobs are being outsourced to Mexico. In South Jersey alone we’re down 20,000 manufacturing jobs, which is simply unacceptable.

Jul 24 2019
News Release
“Pension plans were set up to fail because of bankruptcy laws that favor owners and investors over workers and it’s up to us to make sure workers aren’t screwed."
Jul 18 2019
News Release
“Today is a good day for America’s workers. The House of Representatives finally voted for the first time in more than a decade to lift fulltime workers out of poverty.”
Jul 12 2019
News Release
“Our service men and women deserve our full support, and today we honored their work by authorizing a 3.1% raise, expanding paid family leave and efforts to improve family housing, and cleaning up contaminated drinking water at our military bases.”
Jul 8 2019
News Release
"Today’s CBO report confirms that when people finally receive $15 an hour, they’ll spend more, become less reliant on government assistance and give our economy a needed boost – just like past federal minimum wage increases where families were lifted up and unemployment went down."