Norcross Appointed to Select Committee on Pension Security
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce – was appointed to the bipartisan House and Senate Joint Select Committee on Multiemployer Pensions.
“I participated in the multiemployer pension system for 37 years, as both a rank-and-file worker and a negotiator. I know that millions of workers have earned their pensions and deserve safe, secure retirements,” said Congressman Norcross. “Whether we are honoring past commitments or making the multiemployer pension system more sustainable for future generations, we have to keep the needs of hardworking men and women front and center. I appreciate this vote of confidence as a voice for working families.”
The Joint Select Committee will develop legislative solutions for the pension plans’ funding issues, including looming insolvency matters. Bipartisan compromises will be necessary to help the millions of retirees across the country.
“Congressman Norcross is a proven champion for seniors and working Americans,” said Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “His vast experience and committed leadership will be vital in our mission to ensure every hard-working man and woman can enjoy the dignity of a good retirement.”
Norcross recently introduced the bipartisan GROW Act to modernize and strengthen the multiemployer pension system for the future. He is also an original co-sponsor of the Butch Lewis Act, which would allow workers to keep the pensions they have earned.
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