Economy and Jobs

We’ve begun to dig out of the financial crisis of 2008, but even as jobs have come back, wages have fallen behind. Too many middle class families are working harder than ever and not seeing any gains, and fewer people are able to work their way into the middle class.

Strengthening the middle class is key to building a robust economy and making sure that everyone has a chance at the American Dream. That is why Congressman Allred is working to raise wages, invest in job training programs and small businesses, ensuring equal pay for equal work, and expanding paid family leave. Working families make up the backbone of our economy. It is imperative that we help them prosper, so our country prospers.



More on Economy and Jobs

June 11, 2021 Press Release

DALLAS – This week, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) welcomed U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh for a tour of Texas’ 32nd District to meet with local officials, business leaders and caregivers to discuss the American Families Plan and the benefits of establishing a national paid leave policy. 

June 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, supported the committee’s bipartisan passage of the INVEST in America Act of 2021. The bill is a five-year reauthorization of surface transportation measures. Allred also secured funds for local projects including DART systems upgrades.

June 9, 2021 Page

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May 14, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) voted to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to prohibit employers from firing or otherwise discriminating against pregnant workers and to require that workplaces make reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees to ensure they are safe and comfortable while on the job. The legislation, which Allred co-sponsored, passed the House with bipartisan support.

May 11, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today highlighted a key provision of the American Rescue Plan which will dramatically increase the benefits of the Child Tax Credit to many families across North Texas. The American Rescue Plan also reworked the credit so that it is partially issued in monthly payments averaging $250 per month per child, and $300 per month for a child under six. The average total benefit will be $3,000 per family.

April 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today encouraged North Texas restaurants that have been struggling due to the pandemic to apply for relief through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Allred voted for this measure as part of the American Rescue Plan and was a co-sponsor of the Restaurants Act in the previous Congress. 

April 29, 2021 Press Release

Dallas  – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today announced his support for 10 Community Project Funding submissions for the 32nd District of Texas that will be recommended to the House Appropriations Committee for fiscal year 2022. The recommendations come from a nonpartisan committee of North Texans that Allred formed to review projects in North Texas based on a set of criteria including job creation, economic development, and community support and oversight. 

April 28, 2021 In The News

They argued that the patchwork of state laws could put students in a position to hire advisers to help them analyze which state laws are most beneficial financially for their playing careers. U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, a Dallas Democrat and former college football player, is among those to sign on as a co-sponsor of the bill.”

April 28, 2021 Page

Rep. Colin Allred has submitted funding requests for important community projects in Texas’ 32 Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee.

April 27, 2021 In The News

If Colin Allred had been in Washington two weeks ago, he would have gone to the White House for the Congressional Black Caucus’s meeting with the president. Instead, he was in his garage in Dallas, cradling his newborn, pedaling his exercise bike, and occasionally reading briefing memos from his staff on his phone.

The representative from Texas was the first member of Congress to take paternity leave, in 2019, when his first son was born. He’s now the second member of Congress to take paternity leave: His second son was born at the end of March.