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DelBene Named Co-Chair of Jobs for America Task Force to Create an Economic Agenda

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Washington, September 13, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that she 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. DelBene will serve as co-chair for the New Economy Task Force.

“Congress needs to update our laws to ensure all Americans succeed in the rapidly changing economy. Democrats believe we need a national commitment to ensuring not a single American is left behind as we forge new paths ahead,” DelBene said. “By creating opportunities for job growth in America, we can make every community, family and business in the nation stronger and more resilient.”

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 rapid technological innovations and advanced manufacturing to ensure 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). “Congresswoman DelBene understands just how important it is to take a proactive and aggressive approach to jobs and our economy, and I’m grateful to her leadership in this important endeavor.”

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

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