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January 21, 2019 In The News, Media

Menendez, Norcross, Van Drew call for end of shutdown

“Let’s go back a little further, when this started, they controlled the House, the Senate and the Presidency. They didn’t need us. This was a manufactured crisis to use humans,” Norcross said. “Everybody says ‘the president’s a great negotiator.’ A great negotiator is when you have something personally at stake. The only thing he has at stake is you, your pain. He’s hoping that other people will roll over.”

January 21, 2019 In The News, Media

Robins’ Nest Partners with County, State Officials to Help Families on MLK Day

In Glassboro, officials with the nonprofit organization Robins' Nest, Inc., partnered for the second year in a row with representatives from the Gloucester County NAACP and Congressman Donald Norcross to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a day of service benefiting local families and expectant mothers throughout the area.

On Monday, January 21st, volunteers gathered in Glassboro to help put together pregnancy care packages for newborn babies that will be distributed to women in Robins’ Nest maternal health programs, which provide education and supportive services to new and expectant parents throughout southern New Jersey.

January 21, 2019 In The News, Media

‘It destroys you.’ At 1 month mark, N.J.’s federal workers call for end to government shutdown.

Standing near the wall inside of the crowded Teamsters Local 331 hall in Egg Harbor City, Karen Bown, a federal contractor for 18 years, held a sign saying “End this Shutdown” with tears in her eyes.

“Every single day, I don’t know if I will have a job,” said Bown, a contractor working at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Tech Center in Mays Landing. “It has been that way for a month, so I’m very emotional, and I’m very sad that our government has gone this way.”

January 17, 2019 In The News, Media

Norcross on NJ $15 Minimum Wage Agreement

Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross – a member of the House Education and Labor Committee and an electrician by trade – applauded the agreement by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Speaker Craig Coughlin to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour predictably over the next six years and issued the following statement:

“Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney and Speaker Coughlin joined me for their first public appearance together calling for $15 an hour minimum wage a little more than a year ago. Today, I’m glad to see they have announced an agreement that will help over a million workers and boost New Jersey’s economy."

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