Economy & Budget

The race mistake

Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and current Professor of Public Policy, has brought long overdue attention to crises facing our economy, in particular through his award-winning documentary “...

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House GOP: Standing with wage thieves

While millions of Americans are struggling to get by and sustain their families, Republicans are trying to make it easier for employers to steal their wages. 

Last month during Committee consideration of the National Defense...

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Cooperating for a better tomorrow

At a time when the American economy is recovering from the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, the ugly truth is that we’re experiencing a persistent hurdle to spreading economic opportunity in the most impoverished communities...

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Invest in infrastructure to transform America

Infrastructure matters. It matters to our economy, our communities, our health and our safety. From electricity and internet, to pipes and ports, infrastructure is an interconnected web that reaches into every aspect of our lives. It brings jobs...

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Stopping the corporate takeover of Main Street

In almost every community across the country, we rely on our friends and neighbors who operate small businesses to serve as a backbone for local employment and a familiar face providing the services we require. There is something reassuring about...

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America needs a new vision for infrastructure

America Needs a New Vision for Infrastructure

 

Infrastructure matters. It matters to the families in Flint who don’t have access to clean water, the commuter who’s late for work due to traffic jams, and to farmers who depend on...

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Sustaining our national transportation system

This year, as candidates vie for political offices across the nation and voters consider policies they want those candidates to pursue, there is one fundamental policy we hope they will keep in mind – how to sustain our multilayered national...

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