As a member of the Financial Services Committee – as well as the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion – Rep. Dean works to create an economy that serves everyone.
Rep. Dean knows how important it is to ensure a stable, predictable climate for business. For this reason, she opposes the administration’s trade wars, which have hurt American businesses and consumers.
Rep. Dean is also closely watching the negotiations surrounding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – sometimes known as “NAFTA 2.0.” She is eager to see robust labor and environmental protections included in the final package.
Rep. Dean is an original cosponsor of H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which would ensure that all Americans are paid a fair wage of $15 per hour. Rep. Dean is also an original cosponsor of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would ensure equal pay for equal work, protect workers against retaliation for discussing pay with colleagues, and provide more robust remedies for workers in cases of gender-based pay discrimination. Both of these bills have passed the House.
Rep. Dean cosponsored H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019, also known as the Butch-Lewis Act. This legislation – which passed the House – would create a fund to help multiemployer pensions at risk of becoming bankrupt or already bankrupt to gain relief and time to become solvent again.
Rep. Dean is a lifelong supporter of organized labor. She is an original cosponsor of H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act – an especially important bill given the administration’s ceaseless attacks on workers.
Rep. Dean is focused on ensuring that businesses have access to the capital and resources they need to succeed and remain competitive in a global economy. In the 116th Congress, Rep. Dean voted for H.R. 3311, the Small Business Reorganization Act, which helps to facilitate the financial reorganization of small businesses. The bill became law in August, 2019.
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