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.  

More on Education

Dec 13 2017
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“At a time when Republicans are already rewarding billionaires at the expense of hardworking families with their tax scam, they are now making college less affordable. It’s a double-whammy for the middle class."
Sep 15 2017
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U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross announced that Rutgers University in Camden has been awarded a $452,829 federal Academic Research Enhancement Award by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) National Institute of General Medical Sciences.
Sep 5 2017
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"The four-year college experience is critical for many, but it’s not for everyone, so it’s important we allow 529s to be used in more than one way that helps shape our workforce."
Aug 18 2017
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"This grant will expand educational opportunities, as well as health services, in our area. I am always glad to see and support institutions – like colleges and medical centers – working together to best help our communities."
Jul 18 2017
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This week, 48 Members of the New Democrat Coalition sent a letter to President Trump calling for a robust commitment to apprenticeship programs. The letter and outlines the importance of apprenticeships and urges the administration to maintain strong levels of funding for apprenticeship initiatives across the country.
Jun 29 2017
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that Rowan University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) has been awarded a $355,900 federal grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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.