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February 6, 2019 Media, Press Releases

Norcross Spotlights Lost Wages to Federal Contractors During SOTU

Congressman Donald Norcross used the State of the Union to bring attention to those impacted in New Jersey by the partial federal government shutdown.

Norcross invited Robert Martinez, Jr., the international president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union, to be his guest at the State of the Union Address to highlight the need to provide lost wages to federal contractors.

February 5, 2019 Media, Press Releases

Norcross: Trump Is All Talk, Bad Actions

Following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross released the following statement:

“Many working men and women voted for candidate Trump because they believed his promise to rebuild our infrastructure, create jobs and raise wages. But President Trump is failing to deliver on his promises to the middle class, and he’s only doing things to make the rich richer, divide Americans and make our country less secure. This is worse than all talk and no action. Trump is all talk and bad actions."

January 30, 2019 Media, Press Releases

Norcross Introduces the Rebuild America’s Schools Act

Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), and Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) led House and Senate Democrats in introducing a proposal to invest more than $100 billion in America’s public schools. The Rebuild America’s Schools Act would fund $70 billion in grants and $30 billion in bonds to help address critical physical and digital infrastructure needs in schools across the country. According to economic projections, the bill would also create more than 1.9 million good-paying jobs.

January 29, 2019 Media, Press Releases

Norcross to Fight for Workers & Students on Subcommittees

U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – the only member of New Jersey’s congressional delegation who serves on the House Committee on Education and Labor – was today selected to serve on the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions (HELP) and the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment.

The HELP Subcommittee deals with all matters regarding the relationships between employers and employees, including the jurisdiction oversight of the National Labor Relations Board, pensions and employment-related benefits.

January 29, 2019 Media, Press Releases

Norcross Introduces the Fairness for Federal Contractors Act

U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) introduced the bipartisan Fairness for Federal Contractors Act to provide lost wages up to $1,400 per week to federal contractors who were impacted by the partial government shutdown that recently ended. The Act is co-sponsored by U.S. Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ-04) and supported by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the AFL-CIO.

“Federal workers and their families endured incredible hardship during this government shutdown at no fault of their own – and it’s clear they should not have to lose their paychecks,” said Congressman Donald Norcross. “During my career as an electrician, we often worked hand-in-glove with government entities and I know that Congress must do the right thing and provide lost wages to contractors. It’s our moral obligation to these American families to pass the Fairness for Federal Contractors Act, which will also help prevent a dip in our economy and protect our future federal workforce. Contractors and employees work side-by-side and their pain is just as real.”