Getting the Inland Empire economy back on track and putting residents back to work has been my top priority in Congress. I've written three bills to help small businesses hire new workers and put Inland Empire residents back to work. Only weeks after taking office I began convening jobs roundtable discussions, releasing a Jobs Plan, and reaching across the aisle to support legislation that will help small businesses thrive.
I support raising the federal minimum wage and co-sponsored a bill to raise it to $12 an hour by 2020. I believe we need to put more money in people's pockets and create a level playing field for businesses to compete.