Creating Good Jobs

Our economy is recovering from the Great Recession, but there is still considerable work to be done.  Too many Americans can’t find jobs or are working part-time or for lower pay than before the economic crisis.  Too many Americans who are working have seen their hours shortened or their benefits cut back.  Too many feel that their part of the American Dream – to provide for their families with a solid paycheck, own a home, send their kids to college, retire with dignity – is slipping away.  I will not accept that as the new status quo, the “new normal”, and I have proposed ideas on how to create good jobs and get the economy moving again.

Creating good jobs will help improve our entire economy in many ways.   What the economy needs is more confident consumers -- workers with steady incomes are more likely to buy goods in local stores, go out to eat a meal or even go on a vacation – and that creates more jobs.   In addition, putting people back to work will bring down the deficit, as more workers are paying taxes and fewer families are dependent on unemployment insurance and food stamps.

It is also critical that when we create jobs we also support the workers who fill them.  I am a strong supporter of unions and the labor movement and the right to collectively bargain.

More on Creating Good Jobs

August 27, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Manufacturing Reinvestment Corporation Act.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3684, the INVEST In America Act, by a vote of 221-201:

July 1, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Congressman Danny K. Davis, Chair of the Worker and Family Support Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, recently introduced H.R. 4186, the Patriotic Corporations of America Act. This legislation would require that federal contractors prioritize American workers, reduce economic inequality, advance race and gender equality, support environmental sustainability, and pay their fair share of U.S. taxes.
July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Chair of the Energy and Commerce Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, voted for H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a comprehensive forward-thinking package which invests $1.5 trillion to rebuild our nation’s infrastructure while creating millions of good-paying jobs, tackling our global climate crisis and addressing disparities throughout the country. H.R.

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