“Access to affordable and quality health care is a human right, and no one should be forced to go to the emergency room because they can’t afford their prescription drugs,” said Congressman Donald Norcross. “Thankfully, South Jersey physicians and free clinics are helping provide residents struggling to afford health care with the services they deserve, but we must take action now to expand access and lower prescription drug costs for families and seniors.”
Nonprofits announce Camden Works, employment initiative they hope will connect city residents to job training — and jobs
“There is no shortage of talented and ambitious people in the city of Camden; what has been lacking are the mechanisms to match that talent with employers and training programs that can set them on the path to a rewarding career,” U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) said.
“Because of the unprecedented economic development in the city, many new jobs that have come to Camden are now filled by city residents. This initiative will give us the opportunity to build on that progress.”
U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced $3,012,099 in funding to address the opioid crisis, reducing youth homelessness and implementing neighborhood outreach programs. The funding comes from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
“The programs funded by these grants offer support to vulnerable groups in our community – including homeless youth and children with a family member struggling with addiction,” said Congressman Norcross, Vice-Chair of the Bipartisan Addiction Task Force. “I’m hopeful that these federal resources will help change lives here in South Jersey. We will continue to work with our neighborhood partners to address the needs of all those in our community battling the disease of addiction.”
Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) joined Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Members of the Committee on Education and Labor in introducing the College Affordability Act – a comprehensive overhaul of the higher education system that lowers the cost of college for students and families, improves the quality of higher education through stronger accountability and expands opportunity by providing students the support and flexibility they need to succeed.
The landmark legislation comes more than 10 years after the last reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) and at a time when the combination of rising tuition and crushing debt is undermining students’ access to the benefits of a college degree.