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Beyer Named Co-Chair of House Democrats’ Jobs for America Task Force to Create Aggressive Jobs, Economic Agenda

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Washington, September 13, 2017 | comments

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today 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 real legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families. Beyer will serve as co-chair for the Jobs with Dignity Task Force.

“This year the country has seen a Congressional majority and an Administration which repeatedly push economic policies designed to help the wealthy,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “Americans understandably want to know who will fight for them. The Jobs for America Task Force will push legislation to rebuild the middle class and help working families, and I’m proud to be a part of it."

By restoring the traditional employment benefits enjoyed by previous generations, the Jobs With Dignity task force will develop ideas to raise wages and increase profit-sharing, stand up for workers’ rights and benefits, and provide genuine financial and retirement security to all Americans.

The Jobs with Dignity 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.

“Workers deserve access to safe and secure jobs that give them the ability to climb the ladders of opportunity and build a nest egg for their golden years. Unfortunately, we’ve seen these opportunities dwindle, and that must change,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY). “Democrats are committed to bringing these jobs back, and I’m grateful to Congressman Beyer for his leadership in this important task force. We need to do all we can to put Americans back to work in good-paying, reliable jobs that will allow them the future they deserve.”

More information on the House Democratic Caucus’ Jobs for America Task Forces is available here.

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