Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross, a leader on retirement security in Congress, voted in favor of the H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act – commonly called “The Butch Lewis Act” – which addresses the nation’s worsening multiemployer pension crisis. The act passed by a vote of 26-18 out of the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Norcross, Brown Lead Bipartisan Letter Pushing Back Against Department Of Veterans Affairs’ Union-Busting Efforts
Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) and Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) sent a letter co-signed by a bipartisan group of 128 Members of Congress to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, pushing back on the department’s anti-labor policies in its collective bargaining with AFGE, the union representing 260,000 of its frontline employees.
“I am honored to have attended the D-Day commemorations in Normandy on the 75th Anniversary of the ‘the longest day.’ I’m constantly in awe of the sacrifices made by the greatest generation in the name of freedom and that was reinforced during this trip,” said Norcross. “It was remarkably moving to be standing in a location where I could look at Omaha Beach in front of me and simultaneous have more than 9,000 American heroes buried behind me. Those Americans made the ultimate sacrifice and protected the world from tyranny. If it wasn’t for those brave men and women who stormed these beaches 75 years ago, we wouldn’t be here today.”
Norcross Votes to Make It Easier for Workers to Save For Retirement & Make Apprenticeships More Affordable
U.S. Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) voted in favor of H.R. 1994, the SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act, which passed the House of Representatives with a 417–3 vote. The SECURE Act expands opportunities for Americans to increase their retirement savings and improves the portability of lifetime income options from one plan to another.
Norcross, Courtney, Kuster Introduce Bill to Enforce Mental Health Parity, Hold Insurance Companies Accountable
U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Vice-Chair of the Bipartisan Addiction Task Force, along with U.S. Representatives Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Ann Kuster (NH-02), Chair of the Bipartisan Addiction Task Force, introduced the Parity Enforcement Act, H.R. 2848, which expands the U.S. Department of Labor’s authority to hold health insurers and plan sponsors accountable for offering health plans that violate the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.