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

July 26, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) and Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) led an effort urging U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to act on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). 

July 26, 2019 In The News

A group of 14 House Democrats sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi today urging her to bring a vote by the end of the year on USMCA, President Trump's renegotiated trade deal with Canada and Mexico.

The list:

  1. Colin Allred (D-Texas)
July 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement after voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019:

“This bipartisan bill allows us to make investments on priorities important to the American people like bolstering our national security and critical health care research. It helps ensure the government stays open and working for the American people while protecting the full faith and credit of the United States. 

July 8, 2019 In The News

Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas

The freshman Dallas Democrat unseated 11-term Republican Pete Sessions in a high-spending election last year. Allred, whose seat is being targeted by the Republican Party, is optimistic about the USMCA, seeing it as a benefit for his constituents.

“North Texas businesses small and large rely on trade with Mexico and Canada for their robust supply chains,” Allred said.

July 1, 2019 Press Release

Richardson, Texas – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a report detailing his first six months working for the people of the 32nd Congressional District of Texas. 

June 28, 2019 Press Release

DALLAS – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement after news that Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) received $60.76 million in U.S. Department of Transportation grants: 

June 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32), Rep. Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08), Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06) and Rep. Kendra Horn (OK-05), introduced the Better Service to Borrowers Act. The legislation would require the Department of Education to create a common loan servicing manual to ensure that no matter who services their student loans, borrowers receive the same basic quality of service.

June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), released the following statement after the House passed a funding package that includes five appropriations bills; Commerce-Justice-Science, Agriculture-Related Agencies, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-VA and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development

June 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –– Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) this week announced he has joined the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) as an Associate Member along with a total of 11 new Associate Members.

June 7, 2019 In The News

On the other side of the aisle, Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, continues to criticize the 2017 tax overhaul, saying that it had “a lot of mistakes” and was “sloppily done.” But he said the “retail glitch” is “something, just in terms of fairness, that needs to be fixed.”

“I don’t want it to hurt small businesses,” said Allred, who also co-sponsored the legislative fix. “I don’t want it to hurt folks in our community when there’s something we can do on a bipartisan basis to make it easier for our businesses to invest in improving themselves.”