Norcross takes oath as congressman from NJ’s 1st District

 New Jersey Sen. Donald Norcross will be sworn in Wednesday to Congress, representing South Jersey's 1st District. (AP file photo)

New Jersey Sen. Donald Norcross will be sworn in Wednesday to Congress, representing South Jersey's 1st District. (AP file photo)

New Jersey will have a new member of Congress Wednesday when state Sen. Donald Norcross takes his oath of office as a Democratic member of the House of Representatives.

Norcross will fill out the final few weeks in the term of former Congressman Rob Andrews before beginning his own two-year term in January.

The new representative of South Jersey’s 1st District has a clear goal.

“My top priority is the top priority of virtually everybody I run into. They want the economy to work for them,” Norcross said. “It’s about jobs, making sure the opportunities to earn a living are there.”

Norcross admits it will be difficult for Democrats to advance their agenda when Republicans control both houses of Congress.

While some GOP members of Congress want to repeal Obamacare, Norcross said a much likelier scenario will be amending the Affordable Care Act to make sure it works for the average citizen.

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