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Jobs & Economic Development

Recovering from the Great Recession of 2007 and 2008 has been job one since I was first elected to Congress in 2009. As of the end of 2016, we had seen 75 consecutive months of private sector job growth and an unemployment rate cut in half. While these accomplishments are nothing to scoff at, our largest economic challenge today is to stop the suppression of middle-class wages. That means fighting against harmful trade policies like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and supporting economic justice in our private sector, giving our small businesses the tools and targeted tax credits they need to thrive, expand and hire locally.

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