I want to update you on important legislative action I'm taking in the U.S. House of Representatives for constituents of South Jersey and the United States. 2017 brings with it new challenges and new opportunities to improve government's service to you, and I'm honored to serve the constituents of New Jersey's First Congressional District.
A New Year, A New Chapter
In the new Congress, I’ve been appointed to serve on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, where I’m going to fight for good-paying jobs, secure pensions and affordable educational opportunities. I’m also continuing my commitment to the serve our military and veterans on the Armed Services Committee, and I’ve been reappointed as an Assistant Whip.
Congressman Donald Norcross discusses his appointment to House Committee on Education & the Workforce for the 115th Congress with a constituent.
A Victory for South Jersey & National Security
I was pleased to announce the U.S. Air Force's decision to choose Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst as home for the next generation of military air refueling tankers. The fleet of Boeing KC-46 Pegasus aircraft will replace the KC-10 aircraft, currently serving the U.S. Air Force in missions around the globe. The assignment of the KC-46 at New Jersey's Joint Base is not only critical to U.S. national security, but ensures job security for the tens of thousands of enlisted and civilian employees at or in proximity to the sprawling military installation from Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). I'm proud of the bipartisan efforts by New Jersey's Congressional delegation on this critical achievement.
24 of the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus air refueling tankers will replace the KC-10 aircraft at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst after the year 2020. Congressman Norcross successfully amended the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent the Air Force from retiring the Joint Base's existing tankers without assigning replacements.
Working to Protect Your Health Care
I recently hosted a forum as I continue my work to protect the Affordable Care Act from repeal. The event, at MD Anderson Cooper Cancer Center in Camden, featured patients and health care providers who discussed the critical importance of preserving the Act, which provides health insurance to millions of Americans. A threatened repeal of the Act would adversely affect the health and well-being of tens of thousands of New Jersey constituents.
Congressman Donald Norcross speaks with constituents at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in Camden about his efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives to preserve the Affordable Care Act from being repealed.
Here to Serve You
If you need assistance or want to share an opinion on how I can advocate for you in Washington, DC, call my South Jersey office by dialing 856-427-7000 or email me here.
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