We must do everything we can to ensure service members, veterans and their families are cared for in return for their service to our country. Proper defense budgeting ensures our soldiers are best equipped to get the job done. Maintaining the readiness of our military also upholds our nation’s commitment to respond to security conflicts. Supporting South Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst not only supports our national defense system, but employs 44,000 civilians and military personnel.
I also have a personal commitment to the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel, our strongest ally and the only true democracy in the Middle East. I am proud to serve on the Armed Services Committee as I learn about and debate the foreign and domestic threats to our nation.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), member of the House Armed Services Committee, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (WA-09), and 21 other original co-sponsors introduced the Fostering Unity Against Russian Aggression Act of 2017.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on former FBI Director Comey’s hearing with the Senate Intelligence Committee:
“Former FBI Director Comey is right – Russian interference of our democracy isn’t a Republican issue or Democratic issue, it’s an American issue. He was straightforward in discussing Russia’s malicious attempts to ‘shape the way we think, we vote, we act’– and that is terrifying. We must follow the facts and get to the bottom of this.
CBS Philadelphia. By: David Madden
A South Jersey congressman spent the past week in Germany, quietly getting an up close and personal chance to learn about Russia’s political system from many of those who run it.
Don Norcross was one of 14 congressional members who participated in a forum sponsored by the Aspen Institute, which calls itself “an educational and policy studies organization” based in Washington.
They got a chance to meet some of their counterparts in Russia’s Federal Assembly and selected members of Vladimir Putin’s administration.
NJ.com. By: Jonathan Salant
Funding for hangars to house the new KC-46 refueling tankers at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst were included in President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 budget.
The spending plan for the 12 months beginning Oct. 1 included $269 million for hangars at the two bases selected to house the KC-46 planes, the Joint Base and Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif. The Air Force must complete environmental reviews before the money can be released.
Burlington County Times. By: David Levinsky
The U.S. Department of Defense released the details of President Donald Trump's military budget for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year, and like numerous spending plans introduced previously, it seeks authorization for another round of base closures.
NJ.com. By: Jonathan Salant
Even as he proposed boosting defense spending by $54 billion, President Donald Trump followed the lead of his predecessor in asking for a new round of military base closings.
Such talk in the past worried New Jersey officials who feared that Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst would be a target, the way McGuire Air Force Base was more than two decades ago.
But that was before the joint base landed 24 new KC-46 refueling tankers. Scheduled to arrive from 2020 to 2023, the planes will be housed by the 305th Air Mobility Wing.