Reps. Donald Norcross and Andy Kim said the policy bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act, is too important to fall victim to the partisan gridlock that has doomed scores of legislation over the last several years.
The BRAVE Act — Bringing Registered Apprenticeships to Veterans Education — will be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives next week, said Norcross, a former electrician and vocal proponent of skilled trades training.
The bill, for which Norcross expects bipartisan support, would ensure that service members are provided with information on training in trades.
“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.”