Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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May 23 2018
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“During National Foster Care Month, I call on my colleagues to join me in listening to the strong voices of people like Eliana and vowing to improve our system for the betterment of our future generations.”
May 8 2018
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"By including job training in the recovery process, we are investing in our friends, neighbors, sons and daughters when they need us most, and our economy will be stronger as a result.”
Apr 26 2018
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“Congress has taken a step in the right direction, but we still need to do more to help curb the opioid epidemic. Leaders in Congress and the Administration should advance the whole suite of bills supported by the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force because one preventable death is too many.”
Apr 23 2018
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“In New Jersey, deaths from heroin and fentanyl overdoses more than tripled in the last five years. It’s clear we need to take new, innovative approaches to save lives."
Mar 16 2018
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"We believe that a strong ONDCP is a critical component of an effective and aggressive response to the devastation that heroin, opioids, and other drugs are causing in our communities."
Mar 15 2018
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“We strongly urge you to fully fund CARA at its authorized levels and consider devoting a substantial portion of the funds promised by the Balanced Budget Agreement as supplemental funding for all the grant programs authorized by CARA.”
Feb 12 2018
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"Reducing the ONDCP’s budget and decentralizing the federal response to the drug crisis would be an unnecessary and ill-advised risk."
Feb 2 2018
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force is calling on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) to support funding for the opioid epidemic public health emergency.

Jan 10 2018
News Release
“We must invest time, effort and money to save lives. Every delay means we’ll lose another child, grandchild, friend or neighbor to the disease of addiction.”
Oct 26 2017
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“The fact that the opioid epidemic is a national emergency has long been painfully obvious to the millions of families across America with a family member who is struggling with, or has been lost to, addiction."