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Issue Position: Economy & Taxes

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Congressman Rothman supports tax cuts for working and middle class singles and families and eliminating the marriage penalty. But he has opposed efforts to give the richest one percent additional tax breaks until America's budget is balanced and more of America's national debt is paid down.

Fighting for Economic Justice

Rothman Continues to Urge Congressional Action to Ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work

On April 22, 2008, Equal Pay Day, Congressman Rothman expressed his continuing strong support for legislation to strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and close the wage gap between women and men. To make equal pay for equal work a reality, Rothman has co-sponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. These bills aim to provide more effective remedies to women who receive discriminatory pay and hold employers accountable for paying women less than their male colleagues for comparable work.

Vote for Economic Stimulus Bill to Put Money Directly Into Taxpayers' Pockets

In January 2008, Congressman Rothman voted in favor of an Economic Stimulus Bill to put money directly into taxpayers' pockets.

Minimum Wage Increase Becomes Law

As a member of the Democratic Majority in Congress, Rep. Rothman successfully fought to increase the federal minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 cents an hour over two years. This proposal was part of the Democrats' First 100 Hours legislative agenda, all of which Rep. Rothman co-sponsored.

A Friend of Labor: Supporting Good-Paying, Union Jobs

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Thanks Rothman

On May 5, 2008, New Jersey representatives of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Forgers and Helpers recently met with Congressman Rothman to thank him for his ongoing commitment to American workers.

Rothman Welcomes Service Employees International Union Members to DC

September 20, 2007 On Tuesday, representatives from the Service Employees International Union in New Jersey thanked Rep. Rothman for his strong support of legislation important to working families. Likewise, Rep. Rothman expressed his gratitude to SEIU for promoting vital issues and working hard for its members.

Picketing with Postal Workers

The Congressman has actively opposed the Bush Administration's efforts to outsource postal jobs to private contractors, rallying with letter carriers to stop the proposal in July 2007.


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