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.

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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."
Jul 13 2017
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Congressman Donald Norcross strongly opposed an amendment that would have undermined the Davis-Bacon prevailing wage law, which helps provide family-sustaining wages for workers and local economies. The amendment failed by a vote of 242 to 183.
Jun 29 2017
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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the House Armed Services Committee. The Act, which passed with a 60-1 vote out of Committee, provides our military personnel with the resources they need to keep our nation secure and includes safeguards to protect New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (MDL) from closure.

Jun 28 2017
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Today, Congressman Donald Norcross, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, strongly supported an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for a new, updated, appropriate Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF).
Jun 22 2017
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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. 

Jun 21 2017
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Ahead of the National Defense Authorization Act mark-up next week, Congressman Donald Norcross led a letter to the leaders of the House Armed Services Committee requesting funding for 18 air refueling tankers.
Jun 8 2017
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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.

Jun 4 2017
In The News

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.