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

September 24, 2020 In The News

Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), a former Ohio State and NFL receiver, introduced in the House his version of a bill to allow college athletes to benefit financially from their name, image and likeness through endorsements deals. While expected, the news is significant, as Gonzalez’s bill is bipartisan in nature, essential for legislation to potentially pass through a split Congress. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) is introducing the bill with Gonzalez, alongside three Republican and three Democrat cosponsors.

September 21, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, a Democrat whose district includes northern and eastern Dallas County, also lauded the company’s progress, calling the rail line a “common-sense project” with bipartisan support.

“When Texans work together we can do big things,” Allred said in a written statement. “I’m proud to have led the Texas delegation in support of this project, and I will continue to work across the aisle from my role on the Transportation Committee to move this project forward.”

September 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today released the following statement after news that the Dallas to Houston high-speed rail project received key approvals from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). 

September 3, 2020 Press Release

DALLAS – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a video sharing stories from constituents of the 32nd District of Texas who submitted their experiences with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Nearly 2,000 North Texans submitted their concerns on changes to mail service to Allred. You can watch the video here.

August 26, 2020 Press Release

DALLAS – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a short survey seeking feedback and input from North Texans in the 32nd District regarding the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Allred has been a vocal champion of the USPS and has voted to provide additional resources so it can continue stable and reliable mail operations during this pandemic. This comes after reports and photos of dismantled machines at a North Texas USPS facility.   

August 25, 2020 Page

Are you experiencing longer than normal delivery times for your mail? Please take my survey to share your thoughts. 

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August 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted for the Delivering for America Act, a bill that would prevent the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from making operational changes impacting the delivery of the mail. The bill would maintain service standards and prohibit USPS from implementing any changes to the operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020. It passed the House with bipartisan support and Allred is a cosponsor. 

August 20, 2020 Press Release

DALLAS – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today visited the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Dallas Processing and Distribution Center. Allred visited the facility to see first hand the impact of the Administration’s changes on postal workers and the delivery of mail in North Texas.

August 5, 2020 In The News

U.S Rep. Colin Allred said it’s clear now that Texas reopened too soon and with too few precautions. “Though you can’t predict a pandemic, it didn’t have to be this way,” he said.