Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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National Security

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.

More on National Security

Dec 6 2017
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“This bill allows criminals from other states to enter our New Jersey stores, churches, parks and offices with guns... It is shameful that my colleagues voted to make matters worse, not better."
Nov 30 2017
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He wrote: “Rail and mass transit systems have been key targets for terrorist organizations, such as Al Qaeda, as well as lone-wolf terrorists… Derailing or bombing a train is a horrific thought, but one that we must be prepared for and secure ourselves against. We must ensure the traveling public is safe, and prevent the disruption of rail lines critical to our regional and national economies.”
Nov 14 2017
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“With today’s action, we voted to raise wages for our hard working men and women in uniform, increase housing funds for families living on military bases, and extend survivor benefits for the widows of fallen soldiers."
Oct 13 2017
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“Iran must never be allowed to become a nuclear threat to the world. Not now. Not ever. Unfortunately, the President’s reckless decision to decertify Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA could harm our alliances and embolden Iran."
Sep 7 2017
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“We owe it to Kenneth Smith and his loved ones to determine the facts and curb this disturbing trend – and in today’s hearing, I asked questions with them in mind."
Aug 28 2017
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"We should promptly vote for emergency disaster funding for Texas."
Aug 24 2017
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“Kenneth Smith is an American hero – and both New Jersey and our country lost a great young man this week."
Aug 13 2017
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"Hate, violence, bigotry, racism and anti-semitism have no place in our country."
Aug 11 2017
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U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross announced that a Gloucester Township Fire Department has been awarded a $153,214 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant.
Jul 25 2017
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“By passing this Act, the House is sending a strong message against aggression and also taking appropriate action to hold the Trump Administration accountable for policy changes involving these three countries."