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.

  • 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

  • Passing pair parental leave for all 2.1 federal employees and their families, allowing 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth, adoption or fostering of a child.

  • Holding Oversight committee hearings on universal paid family leave

  • Shining a national spotlight on Trump policies that hurt children, from cutting SNAP to re-defining the poverty line to allowing increased levels of toxins to impact our kids.

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