Issue Position: Working Families and Labor
I strongly support the working men and women of America. I will fight for California's Working Families in the United States Congress. To strengthen the working families in America, Congress must enact laws that would protect them and ensure that if they work hard, the government would provide them the tools to get ahead. For example, Congress should lower taxes for middle class families and provide affordable health care to all Americans, strengthening our unions (e.g. passage of the Employee Free Choice Act), and creating trade policies that provide protection to the domestic labor force. The working men and women of our country form the backbone of the economy; therefore, it is an important component of the creation of economic policy. The Labor force converts our natural resources into goods and their productivity helps determine the health of our economy. Therefore, we need to take steps to improve the labor base in order to tackle the many problems our nation faces.