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

January 24, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) led a bipartisan group of Texas members of the U.S. House in writing a letter to President Trump urging swift approval of Governor Abbott’s disaster declaration request. If approved, it would make much-needed disaster relief funds available to Texans affected in Dallas, Cameron and Erath counties.      

December 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today voted to pass the revised version of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The agreement passed the House with broad bipartisan support. 

December 19, 2019 In The News

Dallas Rep. Colin Allred is a freshman Democrat who’s a top target for Republicans in next year’s election. He hailed the trade deal as a “job-creating agreement” that will “shift the trade paradigm and create a new standard for trade.”

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), released the following statement after voting in support of the bipartisan Appropriations bills that will fund the government through September 30, 2020: 

“I am encouraged that leaders in both parties were able to come together and forge a bipartisan compromise to keep our government open and working for the American people. 

December 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today attended a White House Summit on Child Care.

December 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), today released the following statement after joining House Leadership and members of the Texas delegation at a news conference discussing the agreement reached by the working group tasked with addressing outstanding issues with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

“For North Texans, trade with Mexico and Canada means jobs for more than 36,000 folks in the 32nd District, which is why this has been such a priority for me. 

December 4, 2019 Press Release

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.

November 21, 2019 Press Release

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. 

November 19, 2019 Press Release

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.  

November 14, 2019 Press Release

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.