Norcross Votes Against GOP Attempt to Cut Medicare, Medicaid
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) issued the below statement following his vote against the Republican’s hypocritical Balanced Budget Amendment:
“Republicans either have short-term memories or are being purposefully hypocritical to fool the American people. After adding over $1.4 trillion to the federal deficit to give their billionaire backers tax breaks, it is painfully deceptive to now pledge fiscal responsibility.
“Republicans increased taxes for New Jersey families by gutting our state and local tax deductions, and now they’re continuing their heist.
“This new Republican ploy would subject Medicare and Medicaid to deep cuts, stealing retirement security away from millions of hardworking Americans. Congress should be raising wages, protecting pensions and investing in our aging infrastructure – not having showboat votes that hurt our seniors and families.”
- Norcross expressed serious frustration and disappointment following the release of President Trump’s 2019 budget proposal and details of his Administration’s infrastructure plan on February 12, 2018.
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- Norcross commented on the House budget vote that paved the way for the Ryan-McConnell-Trump tax plan on October 27, 2017.
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- Norcross was named Co-Chair of House Democrats’ “Rebuilding America” task force on September 13, 2017.
- Norcross hosted colleagues in South Jersey for a day-long forum on ‘The Future of Work, Wages and Labor’ on August 4, 2017.
- Norcross expressed strong support for the new Democratic agenda ‘A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future' on July 24, 2017.
- Norcross writes “first and foremost for me is raising wages” in an op-ed July 23, 2017.
- Norcross reacts to the House Republicans’ budget proposal on July 18, 2017.
- Norcross and colleagues introduce the Raise the Wage Act on May 25, 2017.
- Norcross called for robust infrastructure investments at a bipartisan press conference on Capitol Hill on May 17, 2017.
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- Norcross was appointed to serve on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and he vowed to represent New Jersey working families on January 5, 2017.
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