With an increasingly competitive global economy, it’s more important than ever to advance policies that promote innovation and economic competitiveness laying the foundation for the next generation to build on our success. New Democrats believe that in order to maintain our competitive edge, the United States must promote the right environment for innovation. The strength of America’s economic machine is underpinned by the link between innovation, economic development and job creation.
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Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Senate Amendment to the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which reauthorizes and amends the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. This vital piece of bipartisan legislation strengthens and improves career and technical education (CTE).
The New Democrat Coalition, through the leadership of the NDC Chair Jim Himes and the Future of Work Task Force Co-Chairs Bill Foster, Seth Moulton, and Jared Polis, unveiled the Economic Opportunity Agenda: A Future that Works, which lays out policy priorities that will help make sure our workers are prepared for the jobs of the future.
New Democrat Coalition Lays Out New Economic Opportunity Agenda: A Future that Works
New Democrat Coalition announces policy priorities that will help make sure our workers are prepared for the jobs of the future
Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Emeritus Ron Kind (WI-03) introduced the bipartisan Exploring the Future of Work Act, which would review the workforce challenges that exist due to technological advances. The bill will lead to policy recommendations to help make sure American workers are prepared and trained for jobs in the 21st century economy.
Today the New Democrat Coalition, through the leadership of New Democrat Coalition Cybersecurity Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Derek Kilmer, Kathleen Rice, Josh Gottheimer, unveiled a robust cyber policy plan. Recent high-profile cyber incidents and the rise of Ransomware have shown the very real consequences of cyber threats. Cyber threats have evolved alongside new innovations so Congress must do more to secure our nation, families and businesses.
As it stands, the Current Population Survey does not adequately calculate data for the transforming economy
Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) condemned the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Washington, DC – This week, 48 Members of the New Democrat Coalition sent a letter to President Trump calling for a robust commitment to apprenticeship programs. The letter, led by Reps. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Terri Sewell (AL-07), Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02), and Donald Norcross (NJ-01), outlines the importance of apprenticeships and urges the administration to maintain strong levels of funding for apprenticeship initiatives across the country.
Yesterday New Democrat Coalition Vice-Chair Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01) introduced bicameral legislation with Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) to test and evaluate innovative portable benefit designs for the growing independent workforce. New Democrat Coalition Chair Jim Himes (CT-04) and New Democrat Coalition Future of Work Task Force Co-Chairs Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Jared Polis (CO-02) also signed onto the legislation.