Working Families

Family Values means valuing families

Our nation’s families are facing more challenges than ever, with fewer single-income households, more responsibilities to older generations, fewer long-term stable jobs with benefits and pensions, and increasing challenges to buying and owning homes.

  • Continuing to expand the definition of "family", in legislation, to include LGBTQ+ partnerships and extended families. Not every family looks the same - and all are deserving of support and protection

  • Expanding maximum limits on child care tax credits and seeking other ways to provide affordable childcare, including universal pre-k based on New York City's model

  • Improving provisions for paid family leave, which has a direct economic impact on household earnings and women's ability to stay in the workforce

  • Continuing to bring home funding to help build robust, 21st century transportation networks and infrastructure projects to ensure quick and convenient commutes