At a time of economic uncertainty, Frank is working to ensure that much-needed assistance is provided to struggling middle-class families who have been left behind for eight years by the Bush administration. In Congress, Frank supported two economic recovery packages to help stimulate the economy and create jobs. He also supported extending unemployment benefits for New Jerseyans who are still looking for a job during these difficult times, and a housing package that will keep New Jerseyans in their homes and prevent home values from collapsing. Pallone believes in rewarding companies that keep jobs here in America, and over the years has opposed most free trade agreements that ship good-paying American jobs overseas. Last year, Frank was proud to support the first increase in the minimum wage in 10 years.