Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Veterans

Veterans and men and women in the military selflessly answered the call to serve, putting their lives on the line for our freedom and security. When they return home from duty, our veterans deserve access to the best America has to offer and the freedom of choice they fought to protect. Whether 3 days or 30, no veteran should have to wait longer than civilians to see a doctor when they are sick.

The Veterans Freedom of Healthcare Act allows veterans to get the quality care they deserve when they need it. We also owe it to our heroes to connect them with an affordable education and employment opportunities, particularly those that build on their existing skill sets. Finally, we must preserve and honor the great legacy of our service members, past and present, as a reminder of the values and sacrifice that built our nation.

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Apr 19 2017
In The News

The Asbury Park Press. By: Nicholas Pugliese
April 18, 2017

The roughly 44,000 members of the military who live and work at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County, as well as some of the more than 400,000 veterans who live in New Jersey, could have an easier time accessing private-sector specialty medical services under a new program announced Tuesday.

Apr 5 2017
News Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted in favor of S.544, which passed the House Floor unanimously on a bipartisan basis and eliminates the sunset of the Veterans Choice Program (that was set to end in August 2017), while improving benefits for veterans.

Jan 10 2017
News Release

Washington, D.C. –Donald Norcross (NJ-01) was re-appointed to the House Armed Services Committee, today, and affirmed his commitment to strengthen America’s national security and fight for New Jersey’s military families.

Dec 1 2016
News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today voted to support legislation honoring the contributions of 260,000 Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers who fought for the United States in World War II.

Nov 30 2016
News Release

Washington, DC-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced new actions on behalf of America’s military veterans, supporting legislation that successfully passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

Nov 15 2016
News Release

"Following the most divisive election in American history, I am now more determined than ever to stand up for New Jersey's families and move our country forward together," said Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01). "I will continue to fight for good jobs, affordable quality education, and the security of our nation and our neighborhoods. I intend to be a leading voice for higher wages and equal pay for equal work.

Oct 3 2016
News Release

Camden, NJ-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced urgent new legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to provide emergency mental health care for veterans seeking assistance.

Aug 30 2016
News Release

Cherry Hill, NJ-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $300 million in grants to help very low-income veteran families prevent homelessness.

Among the recipients of the grant award, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, Inc., which will receive $1,299,852.

Aug 2 2016
News Release

Rep. Norcross is hosting a FREE constituent services fair Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 9am-4pm in the Atrium at Camden County College-Blackwood Campus, located at 200 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012.

Among the agencies that will be in attendance: Social Security Administration, Medicare, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Veterans Administration, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services, FDIC, and many more.

Apr 28 2016
News Release

Washington, DC, NJ-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today affirmed his commitment to U.S. national security during a House Armed Services Committee markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The bill, which passed on a 60-2 vote out of committee, addresses both the critical needs of our military personnel, providing them the resources they need to keep our nation safe and combat terrorism wherever it lays and advancing defense issues vital to our region.