Representative Madeleine Dean

Representing the 4th District of Pennsylvania

Economy

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. 

Trade

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.

Fair Wages

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.

 

Pensions

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.

Labor

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.

Business

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.

More on Economy

November 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Friday, November 8, Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA-04) introduced the Fair Debt Collection Practices for Servicemembers Act. This legislation addresses a variety of abusive debt collection practices targeting members of the military.

“Our servicemen and servicewomen make extraordinary sacrifices on our behalf. The last thing they need is harassment from manipulative debt collectors who take advantage of their service,” said Rep. Dean. “This legislation will put a stop to those practices.”

July 30, 2019 Press Release

GLENSIDE, PA – On Monday, July 29, Rep. Madeleine Dean hosted a group of leaders for a discussion on disability and employment – the second in her office’s Diversity and Inclusion roundtable series. Rep. Dean serves on the House Financial Services Committee’s newly-created Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion; the roundtable series provides a forum for local leaders to contribute ideas and legislative proposals that will inform Rep. Dean’s work in Washington.