Cosponsor U.S. Chief Manufacturing Officer Act, H.R. 1092

Manufacturing is the lifeblood of our economy, and the backbone of the middle class. Our manufacturing sector employs 9% of the United States workforce and makes up 12% of our GDP. Its importance cannot be overstated; manufacturing plays a critical role
in almost every part of our economy, stretching from construction to pharmaceuticals and transportation to agriculture.

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Making Apprenticeships More Affordable – Cosponsor HR 3395 – 529 OPTIONS Act

Apprenticeship programs are strongly supported by the American public and they will be a critical component of nationwide efforts to train young workers for 21st century careers. However, they are often excluded from the conversation about higher
education and even from the definition of higher education under the law. Like many college students, apprentices incur costs associated with their education. In the same way college students need to pay activity fees and buy computers to successfully complete
college, apprentices need tools to succeed in their craft.

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Deadline COB TOMORROW: Cosponsor the Grow American Incomes Now (GAIN) Act

Please join me in cosponsoring the Grow American Incomes Now (GAIN) Act, a transformational expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to compensate for the loss of wages of the bottom twenty percent of wage earners since 1979. Senator Sherrod Brown
will be introducing companion legislation in the United States Senate this Wednesday, September 13th.

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Oppose Trump’s Attack on Equal Pay

Under the direction of President Obama in 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced an update to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) to include and gather data about compensation from employers. The revised EEO-1 would result
in three concrete goals that will help address pay disparities: increase public transparency, support employer efforts to self-monitor compensation practices, and strengthen the EEOC’s enforcement efforts. 

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