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NJ Congressman Norcross Named to Democratic Leadership Committee for 117th Congress

WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 4, 2020 – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) has been appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee’s Parliamentarian for the 117th Congress. This is Norcross’ fourth consecutive appointment to the committee that shapes and implements the party’s agenda, advises the Caucus on important issues and assigns members to committees.

“It’s an honor for me to serve in a leadership role on the Steering and Policy Committee for the fourth consecutive year. In my role, I can help shape our agenda for working families and ensure that committees are well-balanced with my colleagues from New Jersey,” said Congressman Norcross. “On the Committee, I’ll work to reverse the damage done over the last four years and implement the Biden-Harris Administration’s policies to build back better and provide Americans with much-needed pandemic relief.”

Norcross is a Co-Founder of the Building Trades Caucus and Vice-Chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic. In addition, Norcross recently joined fellow union member and colleague Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) to create the Labor Caucus, intended to advance the needs of the labor movement, combat the issues facing working families and connect legislators directly with unions and union leaders. An electrician by trade, Norcross has a long history of fighting for all workers.

Norcross added: “I know the struggles that America’s working families are facing because I’ve been there myself, and now, as we continue to battle the coronavirus, it’s more important than ever that we listen to and address the needs of hardworking men and women. I look forward to working closely with my colleagues and newly-elected peers in this leadership role.”

Since being elected to Congress in 2014, Norcross has prioritized issues of importance to the American worker. He’s advocated strongly for pay equity for women, raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, retirement security and the proper enforcement of U.S. Department of Labor and NLRB regulations that protect our workforce.