Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Committees and Caucuses

Congressman Norcross serves on the House Armed Services and the Education and the Workforce committees.

As the father of a veteran, supporting our men and women in uniform is personal for Congressman Norcross. He believes we must give our service members the tools and resources they need to complete their mission and continue to support them after their service. Serving on the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Norcross is fighting to ensure our military is ready to meet any challenge, at home or abroad.

Congressman Norcross was appointed to the Strategic Forces Subcommittee, which oversees our nation’s nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defense and national security space programs; and the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, which has oversight over the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force.

Norcross is one of only two New Jersey representatives, and the state’s only Democrat, to serve on the Armed Services Committee.  He has been a leader in Congress on national security issues. In the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, he successfully included provisions to invest in manufacturing research at our local universities, promote project labor agreements in defense contracts, and bolster a joint US-Israel ballistic missile defense project. Last month, Norcross announced a new fleet of new Boeing KC-46 air-refueling tanker planes will be based at New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst, strengthening our security and securing thousands of jobs.

As an IBEW electrician, Congressman Norcross saw firsthand how the enforcement of workplace protections, wage rules, and pension laws can change – and even save – lives. Serving on Education and the Workforce Committees, he's making it his mission to improve workplace conditions and raise wages for America’s workers.

Congressman Norcross was appointed to the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction oversight of the National Labor Relations Board, pensions and employment-related benefits; and the Workforce Protections Subcommittee, which covers minimum wage, workplace safety, and Davis Bacon prevailing wage requirements. Norcross is the only member from the Philadelphia area and the only member of New Jersey’s congressional delegation to serve on the committees. 

In Congress, he has introduced legislation that would incrementally raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, fought the Trans-Pacific Partnership and formed the bipartisan Building Trades Caucus.  

Congressman Norcross also serves on the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, and as a Democratic Assistant Whip.