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

December 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted to pass a bipartisan COVID relief package. The relief package was included with bipartisan Appropriations bills which will fund the government through September 30, 2021. The package provides funding for vaccine distribution, more aid to small businesses, assistance for airline industry workers and expands unemployment benefits. 

December 15, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a report detailing his first term working for the people of the 32nd Congressional District of Texas.

December 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today was elected Vice-Chair of the Future Forum Caucus, a caucus of about 50 younger members who are focused on issues important to young Americans.

December 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) released the following statement in support of the COVID-19 legislative framework negotiated by a bipartisan group of Senators:

“North Texans can’t afford to wait until next year to get help. Families can’t make rent and are worried about how they’ll put food on the table or presents under the tree. Local governments and frontline workers are struggling as cases surge. Small businesses are hurting.

November 28, 2020 In The News

Congressmen Colin Allred and Van Taylor spoke with FOX 4 about if there is real movement in Washington.

October 29, 2020 In The News

Rep. Colin Allred, a Texas Democrat who participated in the summit, said he doesn’t believe child care should be a partisan issue, which is why he was glad to take part in the event led by Ivanka Trump. 

October 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) joined House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and House Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen (WA-02) to introduce the Payroll Support Program Protection Act, legislation to extend the Payroll Support Program and prevent mass layoffs in U.S. aviation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted to pass an updated version of the Heroes Act. This bill provides more aid to small businesses, assistance for airline industry workers and expands unemployment benefits. 

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.