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 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a bill that provides a comprehensive investment in our nation’s transportation infrastructure. Allred is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and helped secure many provisions in the bill that would help North Texas, including his bipartisan legislation with Senator John Cornyn called the RAPID Act. 

June 23, 2020 Press Release

Garland, Texas – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) visited the new Garland VA Medical Center for the first time since the facility was secured by the North Texas VA Health Care System and opened in April to serve veterans with COVID-19. The facility began serving a broader population of veterans this week for basic services. 

June 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) received the Spirit of Enterprise award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his work in support of the business community in Congress. The award is given in recognition of support for pro-growth and pro-business policies as well as bipartisanship. The Chamber gave Allred a 95% score for being among the most bipartisan members of the House. 

June 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) last week voted to pass out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee the INVEST in America Act, H.R. 2. The days-long Committee hearing included legislation Allred introduced with Senator John Cornyn and will make much-needed investments in the U.S. transportation system. The bill now awaits action on the House floor. 

June 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today participated in a virtual town hall with employees at Match, which is headquartered in Dallas, in the 32nd District of Texas. The discussion was moderated by Hesam Hosseini, the CEO of Match and Match Affinity. 

May 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted for a bipartisan bill that will expand benefits and eligibility within the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). The Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act passed with broad bipartisan support. Allred is a cosponsor of the bill.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), released the following statement after the House passed the Heroes Act. The bipartisan bill makes a significant investment to increase testing, tracing and treatment, and provides substantial financial relief to state and local governments. 

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today participated in a bipartisan discussion with Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) moderated by Gromer Jeffers Jr. from the Dallas Morning News. The discussion was organized by the Dallas Friday Group, a non-profit, non-partisan organization of business people who share an interest in public affairs and business issues.

May 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement after he and members of the Texas Congressional Delegation sent a letter urging the Trump Administration to approve Governor Abbott’s appeal so Texas can receive disaster relief funds to help those impacted by the October 20 tornado. In April, Texas was denied these funds by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

April 28, 2020 In The News

El congresista Colin Allred, representante del distrito 32 (Dallas) en la Cámara Baja federal, comentó que las autoridades de Texas debían poner su máximo esfuerzo en medidas de precaución al reabrir la economía.