May 23, 2019 Media, Press Releases

Norcross Votes to Make It Easier for Workers to Save For Retirement & Make Apprenticeships More Affordable
May 23, 2019

U.S. Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) voted in favor of H.R. 1994, the SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act, which passed the House of Representatives with a 417–3 vote. The SECURE Act expands opportunities for Americans to increase their retirement savings and improves the portability of lifetime income options from one plan to another.

“America’s workers deserve a secure retirement after a lifetime of earning and sacrifice. Unfortunately, working families that simply want predictability in their future have few choices in the present. You shouldn’t have to choose between food for the kids or saving for retirement, but far too many make this choice every day. Today, we took action to help workers achieve retirement security,” said Norcross.

Making it Easier for Workers to Save for Retirement

Norcross, a member of the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee, has been an outspoken leader on addressing retirement insecurity and protecting workers’ pensions.

In a Philadelphia Inquirer Op-Ed this January Norcross said, “As new and returning members of Congress adjust to their roles, we must not let retirement insecurity become the new normal. In this Congress, I will urge all my colleagues to reflect on this impending [retirement security] crisis and work with me on solutions. The future security of countless hardworking men and women depends on it.”

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