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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“We strongly support providing the full $1 billion for the Iron Dome replenishment,” the letter, organized by Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ), reads. “We hope that as you negotiate with the Senate on FY2022 appropriations, the $1 billion in supplemental funding that the Senate included is maintained.”
U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D., N.J.) wrote in the Star-Ledger, of Newark, “If we cannot accept the threat is real, and if leaders cannot show bold action in pushing back against it, our democracy remains at risk.”
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“Remember five people died that day,” said Norcross, D-1st Dist. “This wasn’t tourists going to Disney World. You saw and I saw what was going on there. This was literally trying to take over the government. The idea of trying to discredit the actual event is, I think, a terrible disservice.”
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) released the following statement upon the Senate’s passing of bipartisan defense legislation, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22 NDAA), that strengthens America’s security and meets the needs of our servicemembers, veterans and military families. This robust bill bolsters pay and improves benefits for servicemembers, combats sexual assault in the military, and modernizes our defense technology. The bill first passed through the House on December 7.
Norcross, chair of the Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee, said the measure “strengthens our national defense by ensuring our military personnel, their families, and the companies in the South Jersey region that supported them are bolstered by increasing pay and funding vital jobs and research that improves the survivability of our troops in combat.”
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed how a global superpower becomes critically vulnerable when it depends on foreign nations to manufacture basic components, such as semiconductors, that are vital to the daily life of every American.
A nation that once led the world in manufacturing semiconductors watched helplessly this fall as General Motors temporarily shut down production at North American auto plants because the deadly pandemic decimated the overseas factories that our country now relies on to produce the chips that power nearly every device we use with an on and off switch.
Rep. Don Norcross, D-Camden, was a passenger on one of the planes that landed at the Joint Base. He had been visiting the Boeing plant in Seattle where the planes were constructed.
"We knew they needed a new refueler to replace the KC-10 and this one can do so much more than refueling," said Norcross, who also serves on the House Armed Services Committee and is chair of its Tactical Air and Land Forces subcommittee.
The U.S. Senate is now considering an amendment from Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) which would grow our industrial base and help give thousands of working Americans the chance to improve their lives. The "Buy American" amendment would also increase the number of domestic manufacturers throughout the country. I applaud the members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted in favor of this amendment, which was introduced by Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.).
“A new era officially begins today,” Commissioner Deputy Director Dan O’Connell, who represented the county at the Joint Base’s official arrival ceremony for the first new plane, said in the statement. “These state-of-the-art supertankers will help safeguard our nation, and they will do it based here at our county’s amazing mega-base. It’s a monumental day and I want to thank all those who played a part in bringing these jets to Burlington County, especially our two congressmen, Andy Kim and Donald Norcross.”