Standing Up For Working Families
Our ability to compete in a global economy depends on a robust middle class. That is why I am committed to supporting policies that will enable the middle class to expand and grow in a 21st-century economy. It is no secret that the financial crisis of 2008 structurally changed the way our economic system works. Congress needs to act accordingly. Congress must make sure hard work is rewarded and all Americans have a chance to succeed.
Congress needs to help working families achieve economic security by raising the minimum wage, expanding access to overtime pay, guaranteeing maternity and sick leave, and expanding the child tax credit.
As a child of immigrants to this country who struggled to get reach the middle class, I have seen firsthand the importance of a college degree, and what it means to succeed. Unless we act now, student loan debt will continue to climb and make it that much harder for young people to achieve financial independence. College affordability impacts everyone and as your Congressman, I will continue fighting to make sure a college degree is within everyone's means.
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WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan, President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that includes critical funding for frontline health care workers struggling with the mental toll of caring for patients during a once-in-a-century pandemic. Since U.S. hospitals were first overrun with COVID-19 patients last spring, Congressman Krishnamoorthi has called for resources to help these heroes manage the severe distress, anxiety, and burnout they have continuously endured.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi and a bipartisan group of thirty-two members of Congress signed a letter urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update its guidance to ensure no vaccine doses go to waste. The Members state further that if no updated guidance is promptly published and distributed to states and localities, they will be forced to produce a legislative solution to the problem of COVID-19 vaccines expiring before being administered.
SCHAUMBURG, IL – In response to today's news that President Trump has decided to end negotiations with Congress on a new COVID-19 relief bill until after the November election, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, wrote to General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily W. Murphy to request information on GSA’s policies on the sale and lease of cars and trucks subject to manufacturer recall. This investigation follows Congressman Krishnamoorthi’s authorship of an amendment which passed the House in July to ban the sale of recalled vehicles, though the Senate has yet to take up the measure.
SCHAUMBURG, IL – In response to a new study on adolescent vaping, led by Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher of Stanford University and published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health, finding that e-cigarette users are five times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 than non-vapers, Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi of the Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy wrote to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Stephen M.
SCHAUMBURG, IL – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi urged Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to denounce the political attacks launched against Dr. Anthony Fauci by members of the Trump administration, including trade advisor Peter Navarro, due to the chilling effect they could have on public health officials:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) hailed the passage of the Moving Forward Act, a transportation and infrastructure package which he cosponsored and which included two pieces of legislation he authored. The Congressman’s first amendment was based on a bipartisan piece of legislation, the SAFE TO DRIVE Act, which he co-led with Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08), to reduce distracted driving.
SCHAUMBURG, IL – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to numerous reports of desperate, qualified small businesses unable to receive access to credit due to the failure of regulators to effectively implement the federal stimulus package’s small business loan programs:
As has been widely reported, there has been a surge in the number of coronavirus cases across the world and it is likely we’ll see an increasing number in the United States as well. Fortunately, we have access to commonsense preventative measures and a robust public health system to help protect us. On this page, my team and I have assembled links and contact information to some of the key resources and support which can help you and your family through this pandemic and the economic challenges it's created.