Co-Chairs of the Congressional Building Trades Caucus, Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.), along with the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), discussed the need for infrastructure investments at a press conference on Capitol Hill as part of Infrastructure Week 2019.
U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross released the below statement on his vote in favor of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which recommits America to the Paris Climate Agreement and lays the groundwork for further climate action.
“By withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement in 2017, our country wrongfully prioritized corporate polluters over the health and well-being of our children and grandchildren. We must follow sound science, embrace global cooperation and build a 21st century clean-energy economy.
Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – member of the House Committee on Education and the Labor and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 351 – joined House and Senate Democrats in introducing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. This comprehensive bill protects workers’ right to organize a union and bargain for higher wages, better benefits and safer working conditions.
“South Jersey is a great place to live, plant roots and raise a family because of the dedicated efforts of committed individuals who lift up our communities,” Norcross said. “The Center for Family Services and its AmeriCorps programs provide opportunities for individuals to give back to the world around them and help their neighbors. Thanks to these grants, our streets will be cleaner, our roads will be safer and our economy will continue to grow.
“It’s great to witness Camden’s historic transformation and it’s an honor to be a part of it,” Congressman Donald Norcross said. “We’ve seen tremendous job growth in Camden, along with major improvements in city schools, parks, and public safety. Today is another huge milestone as we break ground at Cooper Plaza to renovate homes and reanimate the community for local families.”