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.
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A Texas member of Congress is helping lead the attempt to change the rules on parental leave, for fathers as well as mothers. U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, knows about the value of paid time off for new parents. He made headlines in 2019 as the first member of Congress known to take paid paternity leave.
DALLAS – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, hosted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg today in Dallas. He was joined in welcoming the Secretary to the region by Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33).
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On the heels of a big win in the Senate, the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg came to North Texas.
He toured the Terminal C construction site at DFW Airport. It is a modernization project, bringing much-needed space to the airport. He was joined by Dallas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Dallas Congressman Colin Allred, and Fort Worth Congressman Marc Veasey. Buttigieg then took a trip on a Dart Train. He spoke to NBC 5 about real, lasting change.
Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, joined U.S. Reps. Colin Allred and Eddie Bernice Johnson for a short ride on a DART train on Wednesday afternoon.
Dallas Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson and Colin Allred, both of whom sit on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, accompanied Buttigieg during his visit. The transportation secretary also met with another Democratic representative, Marc Veasey of Fort Worth, as well as officials from the Texas Department of Transportation.
A massive infrastructure bill passed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, prompting politicians like Rep. Colin Allred (D-Dallas) to hail the measure as a “once in a generation investment in our roads, bridges, mass transit, broadband and clean energy technology.”
Texas Rep. Colin Allred talks about the American Families Plan and the importance of paid family leave.
DALLAS – With the federal eviction moratorium expired and the state level moratorium ending on October 1, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) today ask the State of Texas and North Texas governments to increase efforts to disburse rental relief funds to tenants and landlords to help keep North Texans in their homes.
Richardson resident Howard filed his tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) before the deadline in 2020, and had to file an amended tax return last July. Howard’s first return reported that he owed $2,000, but his amended tax return would have refunded him an amount of $5000. After Howard started receiving bills from the IRS charging him interest for an amount he didn’t owe, he contacted Rep. Allred for assistance.
Michael from Richardson began the process to apply for his Social Security retirement benefits in 2019 but decided to wait. When he reapplied to collect his benefits in November of 2020, Michael experienced issues trying to settle his first application and return a refund to the Social Security Administration (SSA). After waiting four months with no response from the SSA, Michael reached out to Rep. Allred for assistance.