U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross – a former minimum-wage worker and member of the House Committee on Education and Labor – calls on his colleagues in the House to pass the Raise the Wage Act, of which he is a lead sponsor. After more than 10 years without an increase in the federal minimum wage – the longest stretch in history – fulltime working Americans have been suffering. If the Raise the Wage Act becomes law, minimum-wage workers would see an increase to $15 an hour gradually by 2025.
Congressman Donald Norcross is committed to ensuring everyone has access to affordable care & to reining in the high price of prescription drugs during Health Care Weekend of Action. June 14-16, 2019.
U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee – attended a bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Normandy, France to mark the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Allied D-Day invasion. The delegation, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, took part in observances of the anniversary along with veterans and their families, active duty service members, government and military officials, and foreign dignitaries.
Congressman Donald Norcross discusses workers' rights with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka at a hearing titled "The Protecting the Right to Organize Act: Deterring Unfair Labor Practices."
Norcross speaks to U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta about mental health parity enforcement. In 2008, Congress began requiring mental health parity – which means, under law, insurance plans must provide the same level of coverage for mental health and substance-use disorders that they provide for physical health conditions. The problem is – the law cannot be adequately enforced for the millions of employees that receive health insurance through their employer. Currently, Department of Labor (DOL) is only able to require employers to reimburse their workers after there are parity violations in their self-funded insurance plans. However, DOL cannot take action against the insurance company that is offering the insurance plan. That leaves DOL with no front-end enforcement mechanism to ensure there’s compliance with existing mental health and substance-use parity requirements.
U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross – a former minimum-wage worker – urges his colleagues to join him in voting in favor of the Raise the Wage Act in the House Committee on Education and Labor. This will mark the first vote in more than a decade to raise the federal minimum wage. The Raise the Wage Act: • Gradually raises the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour over the next six years to lift millions of workers out of poverty, stimulate local economies and restore the value of minimum wage, and • Indexes future increases in the federal minimum wage to median wage to ensure the value of minimum wage does not once again erode over time. The Raise the Wage Act of 2019 was introduced by Norcross, the Democratic leadership team and Senator Bernie Sanders with 181 House cosponsors.
Congressman Donald Norcross, a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, tells the story about one family that spans generations. In Camden, New Jersey, Charles Cohen survived the first modern mass shooting in 1949. He hid in a closet as his mother and father were murdered by Howard Unruh. Seventy years later, his granddaughter Carly Novell hid in a closet in Parkland, Florida as a gunman killed seventeen of her classmates and teachers. Carly Novell says, "this pain shouldn’t be generational” and Congressman Norcross agrees.
Congressman Norcross appeared on MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle on September 10, 2018 to discuss the latest news coming from the White House and that state of our economy.
Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) speaks about the significance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.
Congressman Donald Norcross – who heard oral arguments for this case, as well as Friedrich v. the California Teachers Association in 2016, is a member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, an electrician by trade and the first labor business agent in Congress – reacts to the decision that will hurt workers.
Congressman Donald Norcross, who participated in the multiemployer pension system for 37 years as both a worker & negotiator, asks the witnesses questions during the first hearing of the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Pensions.
Congressman Norcross asks questions during a Workforce Protections Subcommittee hearing.
Congressman Norcross honors U.S. Army Veteran Fr. Al Hewitt at the Haddon Heights town hall.
Congressman Donald Norcross hosts a press conference in Trenton, NJ with state leaders on why we need to #RaiseTheWage for hardworking families.
During Apprenticeship Week 2017, Congressman Norcross visited the Painters District Council 711apprenticeship program. Norcross was an electrician's apprentice at the start of his career.
Congressman Donald Norcross discusses how the Republican's tax bill rewards billionaires, prioritizes corporate profits and hurts working families.
Congressman Donald Norcross attends Gloucester County's senior picnic.
Congressman Norcross asks about how the bill to weaken the joint employer standard would erode workers' rights.
Congressman Norcross serves as Ranking Members of the Education & the Workforce Committee for a hearing on the joint employer standard.
Congressman Donald Norcross speaks at the Gloucester County 9/11 ceremony.
U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross answered questions as the Trump Administration formally announced it will end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after a six-month delay.
Honoring a Late U.S. Military Hero
Congressman Donald Norcross honors WWII Veteran May Brill of Cherry Hill Township, NJ.
Congressman Donald Norcross, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, strongly opposed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have undermined the Davis-Bacon prevailing wage law, which helps provide family-sustaining wages for workers and local economies. The amendment failed by a vote of 242 to 183.