Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Jun 27 2017
News Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force led by Representatives  Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) released its legislative agenda for the 115th Congress. The agenda includes commonsense, bipartisan legislation to address the opioid epidemic from the perspective of law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and recovery. 

Jun 20 2017
News Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) introduced the Road to Recovery Act - bipartisan legislation eliminating the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for substance use disorder and help states expand access to inpatient treatment for its enrollees. 

Jun 12 2017
News Release
At a news conference on the shore of the Delaware River, U.S. Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Patrick Meehan (R-PA) stressed the importance of regional sharing of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) information with the goal of preventing opioid abuse.
Jun 7 2017
News Release
“I am glad the Governors heard our call, recognized the importance of acting quickly and made this announcement today. There’s still more work to do; there are many areas where people can cross state lines to get prescriptions, so the more effective information sharing we can do, the better.”
Jun 4 2017
In The News
South Jersey Democrat Don Norcross joined with Southeastern Pennsylvania Republican Pat Meehan and Delaware Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester, all urging their Governors to work on a cooperative level.
May 31 2017
News Release
Reps. Norcross, Blunt Rochester and Meehan sent a letter to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Delaware Governor John Carney and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf urging them to expedite efforts to begin sharing Prescription Drug Monitoring Program information with the goal of preventing opioid abuse.
May 31 2017
News Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ) was named vice-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force by co-chairs Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH). Norcross will be serving as vice-chair alongside Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). 

May 24 2017
News Release
"The CBO score proves what we already knew: This latest version of TrumpCare is still a tax break for the very wealthy disguised as ‘care’ for American families."
May 4 2017
News Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) issued the following statement on his NO vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that barely passed the House of Representatives with a vote 217-213:

“Only two groups will benefit from this so-called health care bill: billionaires and undertakers.

“TrumpCare is simply a tax break for the super wealthy at the expense of our families, and it will literally put millions of lives at risk.

May 3 2017
News Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) issued the following statement on his YES vote on the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, H.R. 244:

“Today’s bipartisan vote is welcome news for the American people. I’ve been fighting to avoid a costly and reckless government shutdown, and today I voted for a bill that provides jobs, opportunity and security for South Jersey’s families.