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, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the Senate health care bill:
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