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

March 29, 2021 Press Release

DALLAS  – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) announced today that he will take a short paternity leave after he and his wife, Alexandra Eber, welcomed their new son, Cameron Eber Allred. Allred released the following statement regarding his paternity leave.

“Aly, Jordan and I are so excited for the arrival of Cameron. I will now be taking a short paternity leave to support my wife, our two-year-old, and our newborn in the first few weeks of his life. 

March 10, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) voted to pass the American Rescue Plan Act. When signed into law, this bill will establish a national vaccination program as well as support comprehensive testing and tracing, put money in the pockets of Americans and provide relief for small businesses, and, through investments in doing so safely, get kids back in school and people back in jobs.

March 10, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX 32nd District) will host a telephone town hall on available assistance for North Texans affected by last month's winter storm.

March 8, 2021 In The News

“This pandemic has been especially hard on families with young children and they need help,” Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, said in a statement. “I support these changes to the Child Tax Credit and believe they will make a real difference for families and kids — including lifting more than 4 million American kids out of poverty.”

February 27, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) voted to pass a COVID relief package. The package provides aid to state and local governments, funding for vaccine distribution, more help for small businesses, assistance for airline workers and direct payments. 

February 25, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted for the Equality Act, which passed the House with bipartisan support. Allred is an original cosponsor of the bill which would codify civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans in federal law.  

February 6, 2021 In The News

“This is the kind of common-sense bipartisan legislation that I came to Congress to try and introduce,” said U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas.

February 2, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32) joined his House colleagues Reps. Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Tom Reed (NY-23), Carolyn B.

January 28, 2021 In The News

Small business owners trying to navigate the terrain of COVID-related government loans and the pandemic economy have a chance to ask questions and get updates on available assistance Friday.

U.S. Rep. Colin Allred will have a virtual town hall at noon Jan. 29 for the small business community, and will be joined by a representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and representatives from the lending community.

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.