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

Sep 23 2021
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“This NDAA represents a commitment to our nation’s security, the servicemembers of the U.S. Armed Forces, and those who supply the equipment and systems that keep them safe."
Sep 2 2021
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“Today we put our working families first, especially the millions of military working families that deserve the best from a grateful nation. I am proud to have fought for provisions that make America safer by investing in the American worker."
Aug 31 2021
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"To the South Jersey families who sacrificed everything to the war in Afghanistan - your service and sacrifice was meaningful, made Americans safer and will not be forgotten."
Jun 1 2021
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“Reimagining law enforcement is not an easy task, but through innovation, hard work and continuous review, Camden County Police Department officers have not only become a part of the fabric of our community, they have become a national model for community policing."
Apr 5 2021
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“It is an honor to be this year’s recipient of the Honorable Thad Cochran Leadership Award, and I will continue fighting for American workers and our vital industries."
Mar 12 2021
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“We need to have smart, pre-emptive policies in place that best support law enforcement, and that’s why Congressman Fitzpatrick and I are introducing this common-sense bill to provide millions of parents and guardians with a way to be proactive in case the unthinkable happens.”
Mar 11 2021
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“The gun violence epidemic in this country claims 100 Americans each day, and unfortunately, we know firsthand in South Jersey how gun violence can span generations."
Feb 24 2021
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"Access to voting is more important than ever, and we stand on the shoulders of activists and women like Alice Paul who not only talked the talk but walked the walk in their fight for equality and fairness in voting rights."
Feb 4 2021
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"I look forward to continuing our work in a bipartisan manner to make sure our military is equipped to meet mission requirements and deter potential adversaries, while ensuring the Department of Defense’s acquisition programs are fiscally responsible and working closely with the Biden-Harris Administration."
Jan 23 2021
In The News

By: Jim Walsh

A federal agency has authorized a $600 million shipbuilding contract expected to support about 1,200 jobs in the South Jersey-Philadelphia area, authorities say.

The contract calls for two training vessels to be built at a Philadelphia shipyard for delivery to maritime academies in Maine and Texas, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The ships, known as National Security Multi-Mission Vessels, also are intended for use in disaster-relief missions.