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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Apr 26 2017
News Release

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

Mar 30 2017
News Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Congressman David McKinley (R-WV) today introduced the 21st Century Energy Workforce Act to direct the Department of Energy (DOE) to incentivize training for skilled energy industry jobs.

Feb 27 2017
News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Donald Norcross will be attending President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress with Dr. Ali Houshmand, an Iranian-American immigrant who rose from poverty in Tehran to lead New Jersey’s Rowan University.

Jan 27 2017
News Release

BLACKWOOD, NJ. –On Thursday, Congressman Donald Norcross joined with South Jersey high school students and their families to announce and congratulate the region’s 2017 military service academy nominees. 

Students wishing to attend one of the nation’s four military service academy must receive a nomination from his or her representative, senator or the vice president. This year, 28 students were selected by a committee of community leaders to receive nominations to the Air Force Academy, Military Academy at West Point, Merchant Marine Academy and the Naval Academy.

Dec 21 2016
News Release

Camden, NJ-Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced a $30 million U.S. Department of Education (DOE) Promise Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Award for Center for Family Services, Inc. (CFS) in Camden, New Jersey.

Dec 6 2016
News Release

Washington, DC- Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today released the following statement in response to Rutgers University-Camden Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs report:  Is South Jersey Getting Its “Fair Share” of Public Goods? which concluded:    “...counties in the South of Jersey are far less likely than those in the North or Central regions to receive public goods, either as state aid, state assumption of project costs within the county, or general public benefits like transportation

Nov 15 2016
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"Following the most divisive election in American history, I am now more determined than ever to stand up for New Jersey's families and move our country forward together," said Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01). "I will continue to fight for good jobs, affordable quality education, and the security of our nation and our neighborhoods. I intend to be a leading voice for higher wages and equal pay for equal work.

Oct 17 2016
News Release

Glassboro, NJ-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) issued the following statement on today’s $25 million gift to the Rowan University Fossil Park in Mantua Township, New Jersey:

Oct 12 2016
News Release

Washington, DC-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced two separate National Science Foundation (NSF) grants awarded to Rowan University College of Engineering, totaling more than $750,000.

“These awards aren’t just investments in our local students—but investments in technology, the economy, even the safety & security of our nation. These funds will go a long way helping us achieve important objectives in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),” said Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01).

Oct 5 2016
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Camden, NJ-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced his support for a planned new Camden High School, replacing the crumbling current school constructed a century ago.