Jobs & The Economy
Too many Americans feel that, when it comes to economic policy, the interests of big business take
priority over the needs of working people. It’s time for Congress to enact legislation that will create
jobs here in America and will provide real support and opportunity for working families.
A snapshot of bill’s I’ve had a privilege to co-sponsored include:
- H.R. 6104, Generating American Income and Infrastructure Now Act (GAIIN Act)
This bill requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to sell certain distressed notes and
other obligations held by USDA. Of the proceeds from the sale: (1) 50% must be deposited into
an account for carrying out infrastructure projects in low-income communities, and (2) 50%
must be retained in the Treasury for deficit reduction.
- H.R. 582 the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per
hour by 2025. This act would increase the paychecks of 33 million Americans, including 677,000