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Donald Norcross has worked hard for New Jersey

Congressman Donald Norcross, New Jersey’s only member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, is a lifelong advocate for worker’s rights, family-sustaining wages, high-quality affordable health care and secure retirements for all Americans. Congressman Donald Norcross has a long record of standing up for South Jersey values in Washington. Below, please find an overview of his record as he’s served his constituents and fought for workers.

In his current term, Donald has continued to lead on a number of critical issues, including:

  • Leading the call for raising the minimum wage to $15/hr nationally, led the House effort to have the first vote to raise the wage in over 10 years, which passed on 7/18/19 with bipartisan support and all 12 NJ delegation members voting Yes
  • Lead Sponsor of HR582, the Raise the Wage Act, to responsibly raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hr, with Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep Bobby Scott, passed House 7/18/19
  • Voted to advance the impeachment proceedings of President Trump on three occasions, most recently on 7/18/19; and supports the current inquiry
  • Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and liaison to the Labor Community, tasked with ensuring the views of organized labor are represented in the Caucus
  • Sponsor of H.R.3, the Lower Drug Costs NOW Act and authored amendment to cap costs of copayments and protect consumers from hidden costs
  • Voted for multiple bills to lower prescription drug costs and protect Obamacare; fighting to lower drug costs through more negotiation, transparency, competition, and access
  • Sponsored the College Affordability Act / Higher Education Act Reauthorization to reduce costs, relieve debt burdens, and prepare students for careers; authored an amendment to increase funding and expand access for child care services for student parents
  • Voted to repeal the ‘Cadillac Tax’ on middle class health care plans that has long been opposed by organized labor
  • Voted to protect secure retirements for union members in multiemployer pension plans (Butch Lewis Act)
  • Voted to condemn President Trump’s racist comments directed at diverse, female Members of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Talib
  • Voted against Border Funding bill that did not do enough to protect children in detention centers or hold the Trump Administration accountable for separating children (June 2019)
  • Cosponsored the “Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act” along with Progressive and Hispanic Caucus Members, to provide standards and protest deplorable conditions at migrant detention centers
  • Pushing for a broad, $2 trillion infrastructure investment package to upgrade roads, bridges, ports, water supply, broadband access, public schools, and more
  • Founder and Chairman of the Bipartisan Building Trades Caucus, which educates lawmakers on the importance of infrastructure investments, and other critical issues for workers
  • Vice-Chair of the Bipartisan Opioid Addiction Task Force and pushing for new enforcement of mental health parity laws with Former Rep Patrick Kennedy to treat addiction as a disease
  • New Jersey’s only member of the House Education and Labor Committee, serving on the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee, and the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee
  • Led tour of NJ military installations with Gov Murphy and Congressional Delegation on 7/19/19, and co-authored an op-ed with Gov Murphy detailing their support for NJ’s bases
  • Chairman of the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee on the House Armed Services Committee, advocating on behalf of America’s servicemembers, promoting national security, and protecting jobs for the men and women who work at NJ’s bases and in the defense industry at Lockheed and L3 in South Jersey, Boeing’s Chinook program in Philly and their KC-46 refueler coming to NJ’s Joint Base MDL, and promoting more US manufacturing
  • Introduced the BRAVE Act to connect veterans to skilled apprenticeship training programs like Helmets to Hardhats and compel the VA to provide the information to departing veterans
  • Led effort to obtain back pay for federal contractors hurt by the 2018-19 Trump Shutdown, successfully included funding in House Appropriations bill
  • Sponsored the National Apprenticeship Reauthorization Act that includes text of his Pre-Apprenticeship bill to provide workforce training to young people
  • Leading voice in Congress for apprenticeship training and affordable higher education, author of bills to make apprenticeships more widely used, inclusive and accessible
  • Authored bill to help fund the National Child Identification Program, an in-home kit that parents can provide to law enforcement if their child goes missing. (HR4172)
  • Author of the Mental Health Parity Enforcement Act to ensure employer compliance with Patrick Kennedy’s law
  • Leading effort to stop Chinese fentanyl dumping into the US as a matter of national security
  • Voted to end corruption and dark money in our elections (HR1 For the People Act)
  • Voted for full LGBTQ equality (HR5 Equality Act)
  • Voted to support and protect Dreamers and other immigrants (HR6)
  • Voted for the Paycheck Fairness Act promoting equal pay for equal work (HR7)
  • Voted for universal background checks on gun purchases (HR8)
  • Voted to reinstate Obama’s Paris Accord climate agreement (HR9 Climate Action Now)
  • Voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act to protect victims of abuse
  • Voted for Net Neutrality and railed against FCC rulings (HR1644 Save the Internet Act)
  • Voted to protect American election system from hacking and foreign influence (SAFE Act)
  • Voted to strengthen retirement security options for workers (HR1994 SECURE Act)
  • Sponsored the Social Security 2100 Act, endorsed by Social Security Works and the AFL-CIO, to shore up Social Security for this century
  • Sponsored AFL-CIO-supported legislation to empower workers to join unions and bargain for better pay and working conditions (PRO Act)
  • Sponsored the effort to repeal End Citizens United and endorsed by the campaign finance reform group EndCitizensUnited
  • Sponsored bill to study the issue of reparations for slavery. (HR40, supported by NAACP)
  • Authored the 529 OPTIONS Act to make apprenticeship training more accessible
  • Authored the PATH Act to help fund pre-apprenticeship programs for communities under-represented in the building trades in preparation for a formal apprenticeship. (PATH Act)
  • Authored the STRIVE Act with Cory Booker, an NJEA backed pro-teacher bill
  • Authored the Rebuild America’s Schools Act to fund school infrastructure projects
  • Authored bill to honor the life and legacy of suffragist Alice Paul, and honored by New Jersey’s Alice Paul Institute for ongoing advocacy for women’s rights
  • Authored bill to honor the life and legacy of Peter McGuire, founder of the AFL-CIO and father of Labor Day, and successfully petitioned to have his gravesite in Pennsauken listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Authored bill to make it cheaper and easier to send care packages to servicemembers overseas following a decision to raise rates on our military’s loved ones
  • Leading efforts to clean up contaminated Superfund sites in NJ, notably in Gibbsboro where Sherwin Williams and the EPA are actively remediating a long-stalled site
  • Authored bill to protect firefighters from harmful PFAS chemicals, acting to limit their use on military bases, and supporting environmental cleanup efforts where PFAS were used

Since President Trump was elected and took office in 2017, Donald has fought back against this administration, including:

  • Voted to advance the impeachment proceedings of President Trump on three occasions, most recently on 7/18/19, and publicly reiterated the call for impeachment investigations following the release of the Mueller Report and the Ukraine Transcript
  • Voted to condemn President Trump’s racist comments directed at diverse, female Members of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Talib
  • Called Stephen Miller’s resignation over racist, white nationalist comments (11/26/19)
  • Called for an independent investigation into Russian election interference and supported the appointment of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller
  • Party to lawsuits against Trump Admin involving emoluments, ACA, LGBT and union rights
  • Opposed the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh
  • Called out Education Secretary DeVos while she testified in the Education and Labor Committee for her family’s involvement efforts to stop teachers from organizing
  • Opposed poor cabinet choices such as Steve Bannon (Chief Strategist), Jeff Sessions (Attorney General), Michael Flynn (National Security Adviser), Andrew Puzder (Secretary of Labor), Betsy DeVos (Secretary of Education), and Scott Pruitt, (EPA)
  • Keynote Speaker at the 2017 NJ Women’s March, and attended 2018 DC Women’s March
  • Attended the Philadelphia Airport rally against the immigration ban in 2017

Prior to the current Congressional term, Donald worked hard for New Jersey through his work in Washington. This includes:

  • Introduced legislation that became law creating programs to incorporate job training into addiction recovery programs. (H.R. 5679 – Jobs Plus Recovery Act)
  • Voted against the Republican Health Care Bill that would have repealed Obamacare
  • Voted against the Trump tax scam to benefit his billionaire backers
  • Voted against the Republican budget deal that ignored the plight of Dreamers
  • Traveled the country with three other Progressive Caucus members to study the ‘Future of Work’ and develop solutions for young professionals
  • Authored bill signed by President Obama to honor the life and legacy of Sal Corma, a Deptford resident who died in Afghanistan saving the lives of fellow servicemembers, by renaming the local Post Office in his honor
  • Joined President Obama in Camden in 2015 in support of the city’s nationally recognized community policing model
  • Voted against penalizing states and localities that have sanctuary laws on immigration
  • Strongly supports Planned Parenthood in wake of the attacks by the Trump and the GOP.
  • Voted against banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy
  • Supported efforts to reform sexual harassment guidelines in Congress and ensure that offenders – and not the public – pay for settlements
  • Voted to keep the law barring internet providers from sharing data on customers’ activities
  • Fought for a provision in the Higher Education act that increases child-care support for community college students, which the GOP rejected
  • Cosponsored the America’s College Promise Act to make college affordable for all.
  • Called on Secretary DeVos to reinstate Student Loan Protections
  • Secured funding to help protect local religious centers from haram and pushing to fully fund the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) in New Jersey
  • Proud member of the LGBT Equality Caucus
  • Introduced the Seniors Security Act to help seniors who are struggling to pay their medical bills by boosting cost-of-living increases and limit spikes in Medicare premiums
  • Called on the White House to name the opioid crisis a national emergency, and advanced efforts to research opioid abuse among PTSD sufferers
  • Attended the 50th Anniversary of Selma March with President Obama and Rep. John Lewis
  • Cosponsored the Voting Rights Advancement Act to ensure voting rights for all
  • Participated in the “Sit-In” on the House Floor protesting gun violence and Congressional inaction and hosted a gun violence and school security town hall with a Parkland survivor
  • Voted against making concealed-carry firearm permits legal across states lines
  • Cosponsored the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act to prevent ‘bump stock’ massacres
  • Authored and passed the Delaware River Basin Conservation act to study and fund preservation efforts
  • Joined legal efforts to oppose oil drilling off the Jersey Shore, implored Trump to retract his order, and sponsored the COAST Anti-Drilling Act
  • Attended Supreme Court hearings in support of worker’s rights in Freidrich’s vs CTA, and Janus vs AFSCME cases
  • Co-chair of the Jobs for America Task Force in Congress
  • Authored the Workplace Democracy Act along with Sen Bernie Sanders
  • Authored the 21st Century Energy Workforce Act to fund high-skilled job training
  • Authored legislation to recognize the Father of Labor Day, Peter McGuire, and make his gravesite in Pennsauken a national landmark
  • Cosponsored the Child Care for Working Families Act, R. Scott (D-VA)
  • Cosponsored the Grow American Incomes Now Act (GAIN) ACT, to increase the Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Cosponsored the RAISE Family Caregivers Act
  • Cosponsored the Restoring Overtime Pay Act of 2017, Takano (D-CA)
  • Cosponsored the Voter Empowerment Act of 2017, Lewis (D-GA)
  • Cosponsored Censuring the President over Charlottesville, Nadler (D-NY)
  • Cosponsored the Equality Act, Cicilline (D-RI)
  • Cosponsored the LGBT Data Inclusion Act, Grijalva (D-AZ)
  • Cosponsored the Resolution Expressing support for the designation of June 26 as “LGBT Equality Day”

In his tenure as a member of Congress, Donald held a number of leadership positions, joined committees, built coalitions, and caucuses, including:

  • Education and Labor Committee
    • Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee
    • Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee
  • Armed Services Committee
    • Chairman, Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee
    • Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee
  • Assistant Whip
  • Steering and Policy Committee
    • Parliamentarian
  • Congressional Progressive Caucus
    • Vice Chair and Liaison to Labor
  • New Democrat Coalition
    • Infrastructure and National Security Task Forces
  • Building Trades Caucus
    • Co-Chair and Founder
  • Bipartisan Addiction Task Force
    • Vice-Chair
  • Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus
    • Co-Chair
  • Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
  • 115th Congress Initiatives
    • Joint Select Committee on Solvancy of Multiemployer Pension Plans member
    • Future of Work, Wages and Labor Task Force member
    • Democratic Caucus Rebuilding America Task Force member

Prior to becoming a member of Congress, Donald stood up for South Jersey in Trenton for years, including:

  • Voted in favor of a Millionaire’s Tax of four occasions, in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Led the first Living Wage campaign in Camden City
  • Led successful effort to raise NJ’s minimum wage in 2012, and in 2017, brought together Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin for their first joint press conference to call for action, leading to NJ passing a law that has already raised the wage to $10 and will raise it to $15
  • Led a community non-profit that provides services to residents in need, the Union Organization for Social Service (UOSS)
  • Longtime board member on the United Way of Camden County
  • Led SJ AFL-CIO for 17 on behalf of a diverse group of over 85,000 members
  • Led effort to bring the Battleship New Jersey home to the Camden Port where it is now a museum attraction on the waterfront
  • Led effort to end discriminatory bail practices and reform NJ criminal justice system
  • Led reforms that restructured New Jersey’s higher education system, leading to more resources and autonomy for Rutgers-Camden, allowing Rowan to become a Research University, and creating two world-class medical schools in South Jersey
  • Voted for marriage equality in New Jersey
  • Sponsored Caregiver’s Assistance Act in coordination with the AARP
  • Sponsored and passed the Cyber Harassment / Anti-Bullying law
  • Sponsored and passed the NJ TEAM Act for tuition equality for military and veterans
  • Sponsored and passed the Assistance Animal Recognition Day bill
  • Sponsored and passed the Anti-Gun Trafficking Act
  • Successfully fought for new public school construction in Camden City, Gloucester City, and across the state on the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Schools and serving as Chairman of the Schools Construction Subcommittee
  • Legislative Environmental Conservation Caucus, Chairman

Previously Endorsed by:

  • Governor Phil Murphy (per press report on 7/18/19)
  • Burlington County Times, Courier Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, and South Jersey Times
  • AFSCME
  • Alliance for Retired Americans
  • Camden County Federation of Democratic Women
  • Congressional Progressive Caucus (September 2019)
  • CWA New Jersey
  • End Citizens United
  • Garden State Equality
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • IBEW Local 351
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters NJ
  • Latino Action Network
  • New Jersey Citizen Action
  • New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) / NEA (October 2019)
  • New Jersey State Building and Construction Trades Council
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Newtown Alliance Action (anti-gun violence group)
  • National Organization for Women (NOW)
  • Planned Parenthood PAC
  • Professional Firefighters Association / International Association of Fire Fighters
  • SEIU NJ State Council
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 19
  • Sierra Club
  • South Jersey Young Democrats
  • Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO
  • Southern New Jersey Building Trades Council
  • United Food and Commercial Workers of NJ

Awards and Recognition:

  • “A” grade from NEA
  • “A” rating from NAACP
  • 100% rating from Communications Workers of America
  • 100% rating from Planned Parenthood
  • 100% rating from NARAL Pro Choice America
  • 100% rating from AFL-CIO
  • 100% rating from Human Rights Campaign
  • 100% rating from American Association of University Women
  • 100% rating from National Farmers Union
  • 100% rating from Defenders of Wildlife
  • 100% rating from Food Policy Action’s 115th Congress scorecard
  • 93% rating from Humane Society (missed related votes to attend son’s graduation)
  • 92% Lifetime Rating from League of Conservation Voters
  • 0% rating from the anti-immigration group NumbersUSA
  • NJ Regional Coalition Strategic Partner of the Year (Nov 2011)
  • Boy Scouts of America SJ Chapter Distinguished Citizen Award (Oct 2010)
  • United Way’s Alexis du Toqueville Award Recipient (2011)
  • Camden Children’s Garden Champion of Children Award (2012)
  • Walter Rand South Jerseyan of the Year ~ Public Sector (2013)
  • South Jersey AFL-CIO George E. Norcross, Jr. Humanitarian Award recipient (2013)
  • NJ Conference of Mayors Legislatior of the Year (2013)
  • Nursing Ambassador, Rutgers School of Nursing (2013)
  • GI Go Fund, Legislator of the Year (2013)
  • Gloucester County NAACP Game Changer Award Recipient (2014)
  • Chabad of Gloucester County Man of the Year (2015)
  • New Jersey NAACP Outstanding Legislator Award (2015)
  • United Way John C. Haas Regional Champion Medal (2015)
  • Congregation Sons of Israel Community Service Award (2015)
  • NJ AFL-CIO Legislator of the Year (2016)
  • Planned Parenthood of South Jersey’s Congressional Advocacy Award (2016)
  • NJ Working Families Alliance, People’s Gala Progressive Champion Honoree (2017)
  • Other honorees that evening included Gov Phil Murphy and the CWA
  • Camden County Community College Presidential Impact Award (2018)
  • Jewish National Fund Tree of Life™ Humanitarian Award (2018)
  • The African American Caucus (AAC) of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Exemplary Leadership in Labor Award (2018)
  • New Jersey Alliance for Action Walter Rand Eagle Award (2018)
  • Alice Paul Institute Equality Award (2019)

 

Standing Up for Workers

Throughout his career, standing up for workers has been a central focus of Congressman Donald Norcross’ work. Below please find an overview of how Donald has fought for workers as a member of Congress.

Progressive Caucus Leadership

  • Congressman Donald Norcross serves as the Vice-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and Liaison to Labor
  • At the 2018 Progressive Caucus Summit in Baltimore, Norcross introduced the keynote speaker, CWA President Chris Shelton

Future of Work

  • Throughout 2017 and 2018, Norcross joined with Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), to research the current state and future of American workers.
  • The Members traveled more than 4,700 miles and held 9 public meetings. They hosted town halls with over 250 local workers, consulted over 100 experts and academics, and ultimately developed over 30 policy recommendations.
  • Their work was documented in the Future of Work report that called for aggressive action to grow unionization and re-energize collective action efforts in the workplace, and was applauded by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

H.R. 582 Raise the Wage Act

  • In Congress, Norcross has been the leading voice calling for a $15 per hour Federal minimum wage.
  • He is a lead sponsor the Raise the Wage Act, along with Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep Bobby Scott, which passed the House on July 18, 2019 with bipartisan support and all 12 NJ delegation members voting Yes.

H.R 2474 Protecting the Right to Organize Act

  • Rep Norcoss is an original sponsor and has been whipping members to cosponsor and support.
  • At a Committee Hearing on July 25, 2019, Norcross specifically called out Uber for their record on employee misclassification.

H.R 3219 United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act

  • Rep Norcross cosponsored this legislation last session and will sponsor this session.
  • Following a meeting with national CWA representatives, Norcross is advocating for other unions and members to join the CWA in this effort.

H.R.1711 – No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act

  • Rep Norcross is an original sponsor along with Rep Lloyd Doggett.

H.R 1 For the People Act

  • Rep Norcross was an original cosponsor and voted in favor of the bill on the House floor on March 8, 2019.

Advocacy and Organizing Efforts

  • On April 25, 2016, Norcross joined CWA-NJ Director Hetty Rosenstein and others to walk a picket line in solidarity with striking Verizon employees.
  • On April 28, 2016, Norcross wrote to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam urging the corporation to reach a fair agreement with CWA and IBEW workers.
  • On August 2, 2017, Norcross wrote to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson urging to corporation to reach an agreement that allows workers to share in their enormous profits.
  • On February 28, 2019, Norcross joined Members of Congress to petition the FCC and Department of Justice to oppose the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint.
  • In April 2019, Norcross strongly questioned Education Secretary Betsy DeVos regarding her anti-union, anti-organizing efforts in Michigan.
  • Rep Norcross is a leading voice against wage theft; and has spoken out against the “Save Local Business Act” (HR3441), aka the Joint Employer bill, on the floor and in the Education and Labor Committee.
  • Rep Norcross is a member of Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s trade working group that actively recruits Members of Congress to stand with workers on issues of trade, notably to vote against the TPP and to oppose the USMCA if significant improvements to labor conditions, enforcement, and environmental provisions are not made.
  • Norcross voted to advance the impeachment proceedings of President Trump on three occasions, as early as 2017 and most recently on July 18, 2019.

Donald in the News

For the latest press on how Donald is fighting for NJ01 please visit our ‘In the News’ section. Below, please find a few of our favorite stories on Donald and his work in Washington.

More Fast Facts about Donald’s Record

  • Donald was born and raised in New Jersey.
    • He grew up in Pennsauken in a middle-class home with his parents and three brothers.
    • His grandparents settled in Williamstown and owned Freitag’s Bakery on Kaighn Avenue in Camden.
    • Donald played soccer at Pennsauken High and graduated from Camden County College – at the same time that his mother was earning her degree (but only she had a 4.0 GPA).
    • Donald was a single dad to his first son before meeting his wife Andrea, a cardiac technician at Virtua Hospital.
    • They are now the proud parents of three and grandparents of two. They reside in the Victor Building in Camden – the former home of RCA/Victor and the building where Donald’s father had his first job.
    • Donald enjoys spending time down the Jersey Shore, biking, scuba diving, going to concerts at the BB&T Bank Center, spoiling his grandkids, and watching just about anything on the Discovery Channel.
  • Donald is an electrician by trade.
    • He worked for years installing power lines in refineries and on the tops of bridges, and later served as business agent for the local electrician’s union – IBEW Local 351.
    • When he started work as an electrician in 1980, he made $4.15 an hour.
    • At times, he needed to rely on unemployment and disability insurance to provide for his family.
    • Donald also led the Southern NJ AFL-CIO, representing the interests of over 85,000 local working men and women.
    • During his tenure, the organization presented over $400,000 in college scholarships to local students.
    • Under his leadership, the union expanded hiring and apprenticeship programs for women and minorities.
  • Donald has led multiple civic efforts to improve quality of life in South Jersey.
    • He is a longtime member and past chairman of the Camden County United Way charity.
    • He ran UOSS, a non-profit organization that connects local families with community resources, builds wheelchair ramps for seniors and disabled vets, and offers job training for at-risk young people.
    • He led the successful grassroots effort to bring the Battleship New Jersey home to the Camden Waterfront.
  • Donald has a record of effective, bipartisan action.
    • As a labor leader, he forged alliances with business groups like the Chamber of Commerce to grow jobs and development using high-wage labor, and he led the first Living Wage campaign in Camden City.
    • In the state Legislature, he worked across party lines to modernize New Jersey’s higher education system, business recruitment and retention programs, criminal justice system, and alcohol laws, and he helped lead the effort to raise the state’s minimum wage through a constitutional amendment.
    • In Congress, he is continuing his lifelong advocacy for good jobs, affordable education, and security for our nation and our neighborhoods.

Fighting for Us

In Congress, Donald is focused on jobs, education, and security for our nation and in our neighborhoods, and he is leading the fight to raise wages for working families.

 

Jobs

  • Raise Wages
    • Lead the fight for a national $15 per hour minimum wage.
  • Rebuild Infrastructure
    • Invest $1 trillion+ in roads, bridges, rail, ports, energy, water, broadband, and cyber security.
  • Restore Voices
    • Defend rights to quality health care, secure retirements, equal pay, paid leave, and affordable child care.

Education

  • Great Public Schools
    • Elevate teachers and update aging public school infrastructure.
  • Affordable Higher Education
    • Promote affordable college alternatives and apprenticeships to train our workforce.
  • High Tech Innovation
    • Invest in high tech health care and medical sciences industries to unleash innovation.

Security

  • Protect America
    • Defend our nation, equip our military, and combat the threats of terrorism and cyber terror.
  • Honor Veterans
    • Honor our veterans and their families with top-quality health care when and where they need it.
  • Strengthen Communities
    • Promote public safety and tackle the disease of addiction afflicting towns throughout our nation.

 


Getting Results

  • In his short time in Congress, Donald has made a positive impact for South Jersey’s families.
    • Founded the bipartisan Building Trades caucus to highlight issues critical to America’s workers.
    • Helped secure over $100 million in federal resources for public safety departments, job training programs, environmental cleanups, housing for veterans, and education and health care resources throughout NJ.
    • Coordinated with the New Jersey delegation to protect our Joint Base and secure a new KC-46 mission.
    • Supported $22 million increase in the Superfund account and secured $1M for local cleanups.
    • Successfully advocated to fund security projects at local non-profits and fighting to reform the UASI grant.
    • Sponsored the Senior Security Act to raise COLAs and cap Medicare premium increases.
    • Passed a bill to rename the Deptford Post Office in honor of local hero Lieutenant Sal Corma.
    • Passed an amendment to the national energy bill to guard against cybersecurity risks from residential smart meters.
    • Inserted language ino the Career and Technical Education act to help connect high school students to skilled career training programs.
    • Appointed as an Assistant Whip by his fellow Democrats.
    • Member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic in Congress.
    • Serving South Jersey by assisting residents with federal issues, nominating outstanding students to our military service academies, and advocating for federal resources for local governments and non-profit service providers.

 

  • Donald served in the NJ legislature from 2010-14 and distinguished himself as an effective bipartisan reformer.
    • He helped shape the largest reorganization of higher education in New Jersey history, the Medical and Health Sciences Restructuring Act of 2012, which spurred the development of a research hub in the state.
    • He authored the historic, bipartisan NJ bail reform law that helps keep violent, dangerous individuals behind bars and allows non-violent offenders to avoid discriminatory and unaffordable bail practices.
    • On the Veterans Committee, Donald created a program that helps businesses that are owned by or employ veterans to earn public contracts, and he authored a law to offer in-state tuition for all veterans attending New Jersey colleges.
    • As a member of the Transportation Committee, he pushed the Department of Transportation to finally begin reconstruction of the I-295/Route 42/Route 76 interchange, which is employing thousands of workers and will significantly improve regional traffic flow.
    • As part of the Public Schools Committee, he fought for more classroom funding, school construction and repairs, and his advocacy directly led to the construction of public schools like the new Gloucester City Middle School.
    • As chairman of the Law and Public Safety Committee, Donald made updates to New Jersey’s liquor laws that have directly led to new small businesses like craft breweries and brew pubs opening across the state.
    • Equipped police vehicles with dashboard cameras and empowered public safety officials to impound vehicles used in gun, drug, and human trafficking.
    • Sped the process to rehire laid off police officers, and expanded the use of Special Law Enforcement Officers in county governments.
    • Authored an AARP-supported caregiver’s tax credit to assist those caring for a senior loved one with their expenses.
    • Authored the Common Sense Shared Services Act to responsibly share local employees across towns.
    • Increased local election participation and cut costs by moving school board votes to November, and saved the state $12M by eliminating the separate 2012 Presidential primary election.

 

Donald Norcross is proudly endorsed by the following individuals:

  • President Barack Obama
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Senator Cory Booker
  • Congressman John Lewis

 

 

Additional Resources:

Learn more about Donald’s record of standing up to Trump here.

Take a look at what progressive leaders had to say about Donald’s work here.

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