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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Sep 23 2021
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“South Jersey continues to develop as a center for world-class medical research, and the Coriell Institute is leading the way with important initiatives to cure and prevent disease."
Aug 6 2021
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“An investment of at least $100 billion in school facilities will be critical to achieving the full promise of the American Families Plan for our middle and working class communities."
Jul 16 2021
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“South Jersey remains a leader in innovative higher education programs, however, we must pass additional provisions of the Build Back Better Agenda to get students across the country the resources they need to thrive and create major investments in education."
May 20 2021
In The News

By Rep. Donald Norcross

Growing up, I enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together to understand how they work. I loved to work with my hands, so while my three brothers decided to attend traditional four-year colleges, I chose the other four-year school — a Registered Apprenticeship Program. My apprenticeship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) laid the foundation for me to go from the construction site to Congress. It allowed me to earn-while-I-learned and set me on a path toward a fulfilling, family-sustaining career.

May 13 2021
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“The American Rescue Plan makes a historic investment that will secure the future of these valued institutions and provide struggling students with urgent relief that will allow them to stay on track and complete their education."
Apr 9 2021
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"The funding from the American Rescue Plan will allow child care providers to pay their employees more, assist parents with costs, purchase PPE and provide a safer environment for children and caretakers.”
Apr 7 2021
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"Expanding access to apprenticeship opportunities will connect workers with stable, good-paying jobs as we continue to fight the pandemic and an economic crisis.”
Apr 6 2021
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"Schools must be able to safely open so that workers have a safe place to send their children and feel comfortable getting back to work so that we can begin to rebuild our economy."
Mar 17 2021
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“This funding will provide high-quality training to equip Rowan undergraduates with the technical, operational and professional skills they need to succeed in higher-degree programs."
Jan 28 2021
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"As public officials, it is our duty to protect our children, fight for their futures and deliver high-quality education regardless of their zip code – and this bill does just that.”