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July 22, 2019 In The News, Media

Murphy and Norcross: We must continue to invest in N.J.’s military installations

New Jersey is home to five military bases, from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to Picatinny Arsenal, from Naval Weapons Station Earle to the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May and the 177th Fighter Wing in Atlantic City. These installations are essential to our national security – and our location has made them critical pieces of our nation’s military preparedness.

July 18, 2019 In The News, Media

Norcross On Raise The Wage Act: “You Play By The Rules, You Work Hard, You Are Supposed To Be Able To Make It”

“Finally, after 11 years, we will have a vote to raise the minimum wage. This is America. You play by the rules, you work hard, you are supposed to be able to make it. But that’s not the way it is,” Norcross said. “Less than two years ago, our colleagues on the other side of the aisle made sure that the top 1% got their raise as they’re stepping on the American worker. Today’s the day that we set the record straight and give opportunity to those who need it the most.” Norcross invoked Henry Ford, who famously paid his workers the highest wages in the automotive industry at the time and said that the act would “give a raise to the people who need it most to survive”.

June 19, 2019 In The News, Media

Historical Slavery Marker Unveiled In Camden County

Local and state officials joined with the Camden County Historical Society this week to unveil the second of three planned historical markers that will mark slave block auctions, officials announced. This marker, unveiled on Monday, marks a site in Camden City where African slaves were sold during the 1700s, according to officials. It is located at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Federal Street in Camden City.

June 13, 2019 In The News, Media

Defense bill: Funds joint base tankers, protects jobs at Lockheed Martin in Moorestown

“We live in an uncertain world where there are serious threats to our country and our democracy, and we must ensure our military has the tools and manpower needed to defend our nation,” Norcross, D-1st of Camden, said after the nearly 21-hour session. “We were able to keep our military fully equipped, meet mission requirements and deter potential adversaries, while ensuring the Department of Defense’s programs are fiscally responsible. Overall, I’m proud to have voted to strengthen and modernize our military to build a strong national defense, support service members and their families, and grow our nation’s workforce.”