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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Named Co-Chair of House Democrats’ New Economy Task Force to Create Aggressive Economic Agenda

September 13, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DCToday, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi announced that he will serve in a leadership role in the House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America task forces, a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families. The Congressman will serve as co-chair for the New Economy Task Force, along with Representatives Susan DelBene (D-WA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Darren Soto (D-FL).

“I’m honored to take a leading role in crafting our jobs-focused agenda for the new economy,” said Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. “Fundamentally, building the economy of the future means ensuring that our workers have the in-demand skills they need to thrive and that businesses have the advanced infrastructure they need to grow. On the New Economy Task Force, I look forward to working with my colleagues to accomplish both these goals.”

With a rapidly changing economy and new challenges facing American workers, the New Economy Task Force will take a forward-leaning approach to job growth, looking at rapidly advancing technology, artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, and ensuring workers are trained for the jobs of tomorrow.

The New Economy Task Force is one of five Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces aimed at identifying opportunities and solutions for American workers in five key areas: Rebuilding America, Jobs With Dignity, Access to Jobs, New Economy, and Reinvesting in Our Returning Heroes. In the coming months, co-chairs of each task force will meet with business and labor leaders, issue experts, and American workers to develop policy goals and solutions that will benefit all Americans. The effort was launched by the House Democratic Caucus.

“By making the right investments today, the United States will have a workforce with expertise in new technologies, new ideas, and new jobs that will give American workers access to new opportunities,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY). “Congressman Krishnamoorthi understands just how important it is to take a proactive and aggressive approach to jobs and our economy, and I’m grateful for his leadership in this important endeavor.”

For more information on the House Democratic Caucus’ Jobs for America Task Forces, please visit: www.dems.gov/jobsforamerica