Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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Norcross Votes to Pass the American Rescue Plan, Deliver Urgent Relief to American People

Mar 10, 2021
News Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) voted to pass the American Rescue Plan, a comprehensive relief package that includes mounting a national vaccination program, investing in schools so they can safely reopen, providing direct assistance to American workers and families and expanding small business relief.

Norcross released the following statement after the bill’s passage:

“This is about saving lives and livelihoods. The American Rescue Plan is a comprehensive plan to get more vaccines into arms, students back in school and people back to work. Every American, from our local port workers to grocery store clerks, and from small business owners to students, urgently needs help to weather both the health crisis and economic crisis caused by this pandemic. Hard working New Jerseyans will see additional direct payments of up to $1,400, residents dealing with unemployment will continue to get relief and our small businesses will receive crucial support to keep their doors open. Today, we came together to pass the American Rescue Plan to support all South Jersey residents and truly begin to build back better.

“My colleagues and I heard the concerns of Americans and fought for resources to keep fire, police, sanitation workers and teachers on the job, including an estimated $374 million for the South Jersey towns and counties in our district, as well as resources for schools to safely open and operate, including an estimated $236 million for our local schools and over $250 million for the county colleges and universities in our region. In addition, this package invests in our food banks and greatly expands the Child Tax Credit to help lift millions of American children out of poverty. We have a responsibility to protect the health and well-being of our families and neighbors and today help is on the way.”

A fact sheet on the American Rescue Plan is available here.

Norcross is a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, serves as Chair of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee on the House Armed Services Committee and is a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.


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