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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Feb 15 2017
News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In reaction to the Trump Administration's nominee for Labor Secretary Andy Puzder withdrawing from his nomination, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) released the following statement:

“Andy Puzder’s failed nomination is a victory for American workers. We’ve locked the fox out of the henhouse,” Norcross said. “Now President Donald Trump must follow through on his campaign promise to support workers, and nominate a labor secretary who will fight for more jobs and better wages.”

Feb 2 2017
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) spoke on the house Floor this evening against Republican efforts to repeal the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order instituted by President Barack Obama.

Feb 1 2017
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and a bipartisan group of representatives sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to continue the use of project labor agreements in future federal construction projects as a tool to raise wages for workers and save taxpayers funds.

Feb 1 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ) is drawing a line in the sand and taking a stand against the so-called National “Right to Work” Act introduced by Representative Steve King (R-IA), today. Norcross, a former IBEW electrician and union leader, is criticizing the legislation and working to rally Democrats and Republicans against the anti-worker bill.

Jan 31 2017
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Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), was appointed to serve on two House Education and Workforce subcommittees with jurisdiction over workplace protections, wages and labor issues.

“As an IBEW electrician, I saw firsthand how the enforcement of workplace protections, wage rules, and pension laws can change – and even save – lives,” Norcross said. “Serving on these committees, I’m going to make it my mission to improve workplace conditions and raise wages for America’s workers.”                                              

Jan 25 2017
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that has been re-appointed by leader Nancy Pelosi to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee as a representative for working families. The committee shapes and implements the party’s agenda, advises the Caucus on important issues and assigns members to committees.

Jan 23 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following President Donald Trump’s executive order withdrawing the United States from Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) released the following statement: 

Jan 18 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced he is being re-appointed to serve as an assistant whip, where he will be responsible for helping build unity among House Democrats and advising his colleagues on upcoming legislation.

Jan 15 2017
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CAMDEN, N.J. –Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) joined with New Jersey residents, patients, and health care advocates at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Camden to speak out in support of saving the Affordable Care Act.

"Repealing the Affordable Care Act will turn care into chaos," Norcross said. "Today, we are standing up and fighting back to save our health care."

Jan 12 2017
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Washington, D.C. –Today, the United States Air Force announced a fleet of new Boeing KC-46 air-refueling tanker planes will be based at New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst. The major news follows years of work by Congressman Norcross to bring the fleet to the state.