Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Since the birth of our country, the cornerstone of the American dream has been opportunity. In the 21st century, access to that opportunity requires access to a high quality education system that allows students to compete in the global economy. We have a duty to provide everyone with access to a robust educational pipeline from preschool through high school to ensure that they have the opportunity to grow and pursue their full potential.

Finally, the key to achieving success in a modern economy is higher education. American students have access to the best higher educational opportunities available, including traditional four year colleges, apprenticeships and other technical training; but they deserve the opportunity to improve their career prospects without becoming burdened by debt.  

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Jun 22 2017
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"I owe my path to technical training – it’s what took me from Community College to construction work to Congress. In New Jersey alone, nine out of the ten fastest-growing occupations require either a certificate or on-the-job-training."
Jun 20 2017
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Today, Congressman Donald Norcross, member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, introduced the Remedial Education Improvement Act to make remedial – commonly called developmental – education programs more effective, fair and less expensive.
Jun 9 2017
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that Rowan University was awarded a $203,321 federal grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance chemical engineering education with cutting-edge technology and partnerships, and better prepare South Jersey students for safety challenges when they enter the workforce.

Jun 6 2017
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WASHINGTON, DC —Today Representatives Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Susan A. Davis (CA-53) led nearly 50 members of the Democratic Caucus on a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on President Trump’s proposed budget. The members are asking that the subcommittee reject the proposal in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget to eliminate subsidized Stafford Loans within the Department of Education budget.

May 17 2017
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Congressman Donald Norcross introduced the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2017. This legislation highlights the need for bold investment in school infrastructure as a means to achieve greater educational equity, while breathing new life into communities and creating jobs.
May 17 2017
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Congressman Donald Norcross included a provision in the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act that extends the allowable use of funding for career-building programs.
May 5 2017
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that Rowan University was awarded $1,200,000 from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program for a new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educator recruitment and preparation program. The program encourages talented STEM graduates and professionals to become K-12 teachers at local public schools.

May 3 2017
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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.

Apr 27 2017
In The News

Courier-Post. By: Congressman Donald Norcross
April 27, 2017

While living in Camden, the great poet Walt Whitman wrote about “a City Invincible,” and while we’ve adopted that motto, many forget he also wrote of a “City of Friends.” It is this idea of friendship and community that, I believe, led us on a new path for Camden.

Apr 26 2017
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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, along with more than 130 Members of Congress, today sent a letter today to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging her to reverse a decision to rescind Obama-era mem