Monday was April Fool’s Day, and the day that followed is the real, cruel joke – Equal Pay Day. It marks the extra three-plus months that women must work just to earn what their male counterparts did in the year before. As companies close the books on first quarter of 2019, on Equal Pay Day we all must acknowledge how backward it is that an American woman has to work five quarters to earn as much as the average man did in four. But we can help change that. We can take action so that Equal Pay Day isn’t a necessarily evil, but a memory of an injustice that we overcame together.
Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) issued the below statement following the House vote to condemn the Administration’s attacks on our health care system:
“Americans want and deserve affordable health care, but the Trump Administration is actively working to drive up prices and put coverage out of reach for millions by repealing the Affordable Care Act. Why would we ever want to rip coverage away from 30 million Americans and people with pre-existing conditions?!"
During the final week of Women’s History Month and one week before Equal Pay Day, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) voted for the Paycheck Fairness Act, H.R. 7, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives 242-187. Norcross co-sponsored the bill, which expands upon the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.
U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced that Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society will receive $207,500 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) NeighborWorks America program to help provide affordable housing in Camden.
“With more jobs, less crime and positive educational results, it’s clear Camden is rising – and now we’re seeing more affordable housing options for our friends and neighbors,” said Congressman Norcross. “I’ve long-said that everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to live, and organizations like Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society are rebuilding homes so that no family gets left behind. As always, I look forward to continuing to work with our partners at every level of government, charities and businesses as we keep making Camden an even better place to call home.”
U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross has introduced a bill to provide blood testing for military firefighters who were potentially exposed on the job to toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl subtances, or PFAS. Meanwhile, his colleague in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, is pushing for the Department of Defense to release documents pertaining to an alleged effort to influence an upcoming PFAS policy decision by the Environmental Protection Agency.