Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) voted in favor of the bipartisan Equality Act, which passed the House of Representatives with a 236-173 vote. The Act would add to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 nondiscrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the same areas of life that are protected for Americans on the basis of race, color, religion and national origin.
U.S. Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced the bipartisan 529 Opening Paths to Invest in Our Nation’s Students (529 OPTIONS) Act, H.R. 2679, which makes apprenticeships more affordable by allowing individuals enrolled in a registered apprenticeship program to fund tools and equipment for the program out of a “529” college savings plan.
Co-Chairs of the Congressional Building Trades Caucus, Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.), along with the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), discussed the need for infrastructure investments at a press conference on Capitol Hill as part of Infrastructure Week 2019.
U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross released the below statement on his vote in favor of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, which recommits America to the Paris Climate Agreement and lays the groundwork for further climate action.
“By withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement in 2017, our country wrongfully prioritized corporate polluters over the health and well-being of our children and grandchildren. We must follow sound science, embrace global cooperation and build a 21st century clean-energy economy.
Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – member of the House Committee on Education and the Labor and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 351 – joined House and Senate Democrats in introducing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. This comprehensive bill protects workers’ right to organize a union and bargain for higher wages, better benefits and safer working conditions.