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January 17, 2019 In The News, Media

Nancy Pelosi: ‘We Don’t Begrudge Anyone Their Success or Their Income’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at an event celebrating the introduction of a bill to more than double the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $15.00 per hour said that she and her colleagues do not “begrudge anyone their success or their income” but they do “begrudge exploitation” of workers.

“Do you know that by today, many of the CEOs of the companies that were fighting the minimum wage increase, they have earned as much in the couple of weeks in January as they will pay these employees for the whole year,” said Pelosi. :That is not justice. That isn’t fair. That isn’t right.

January 14, 2019 In The News, Media

This proposed legislation could make it easier for troops to receive care packages

U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross of New Jersey's First District recently introduced the "Care Packages for Our Heroes Act of 2019," or H.R. 400, that aims to greatly reduce the costs and spread more cheer among the troops.

All shipping rates for packages that crossed different shipping zones drastically increased January, 2018. While a package going to Michigan from California saw an increase of $0.60, any package sent from Smalltown, USA, to troops stationed in the Middle East had to pay nearly double.

January 10, 2019 In The News, Media

Air Force accepts first KC-46 tanker jet

The Air Force and Boeing announced the acceptance of the first jet on Thursday, officially kicking off the delivery process for the tankers, which are due to arrive at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in 2021.

Congressman Donald Norcross, who was among a host of New Jersey lawmakers and officials who lobbied the Air Force to select the joint base one of the first installations to receive the new tankers, promised to keep close watch on the delivery schedule as it proceeds.

“I’ve been long-fighting for ways to safeguard New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and ensure the KC-46s are delivered to the joint base on schedule,” Norcross, D-1st of Camden, said Thursday. “These refueling tankers will bring new jobs and growth to our state and make our base an indispensable starting point for national security missions on the East Coast. As the delivery process begins, I plan to monitor the schedule and quality of the tankers as we move forward.”

January 9, 2019 In The News, Media

Norcross, Kuster, Kaptur, Lead Call to Speaker Pelosi & Leader Hoyer to Prioritize Policies to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic in the New Congress

Today, Representatives Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) are leading more than sixty of their colleagues in calling on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to prioritize policies that will help tackle the opioid epidemic. A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a dramatic increase in deaths nationally due to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and increases in overdose deaths in many of the hardest hit states.

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