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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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (D-TX-32), Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) today introduced legislation that provides resources to help new parents pay for leave and cover the cost of day care, baby supplies and other expenses associated with a new child.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today introduced the Helping Student Parents Succeed Act. The bill requires higher learning institutions to post on their website their policies regarding leaves of absence related to pregnancy or adoption of a child, as well as any policies related to making up missed work, lactation accommodations, the availability of child care, and housing for students with dependents.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced that his bipartisan transportation bill, H.R. 3612, was included as language in the must-pass Continuing Resolution. The Continuing Resolution passed with bipartisan support today. The bill will repeal a provision that prevents Texas from receiving about $960 million in federal transportation funds, thus securing these funds.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today welcomed the news that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be making low-interest federal disaster loans available to North Texas businesses and residents affected by the severe storm on October 20.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted for the bipartisan Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (FAIR). This bill prohibits the enforcement of mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration, also known as forced arbitration, which are provisions in contracts involving consumers, employment, antitrust and civil rights disputes.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today applauded the University of Texas at Dallas for earning a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The grant will be used to develop technology around offshore wind turbine systems.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) and Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) led an effort urging U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to act on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
A group of 14 House Democrats sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi today urging her to bring a vote by the end of the year on USMCA, President Trump's renegotiated trade deal with Canada and Mexico.
- Colin Allred (D-Texas)
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released the following statement after voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019:
“This bipartisan bill allows us to make investments on priorities important to the American people like bolstering our national security and critical health care research. It helps ensure the government stays open and working for the American people while protecting the full faith and credit of the United States.
Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas
The freshman Dallas Democrat unseated 11-term Republican Pete Sessions in a high-spending election last year. Allred, whose seat is being targeted by the Republican Party, is optimistic about the USMCA, seeing it as a benefit for his constituents.
“North Texas businesses small and large rely on trade with Mexico and Canada for their robust supply chains,” Allred said.