Ro was appointed to Committee on the Budget in Congress which oversees the federal budget and reviews the annual budget resolution. Ro has called on his fellow Democrats in Congress to support a more progressive economic platform. In March of 2017, Ro traveled to Kentucky in support of TechHire Eastern Kentucky, a program that has equipped blue-collar workers with computer skills such as coding.
Ro knows we need to build a strong 21st century economy from the bottom up. As a member of Congress, he will fight to:
- Make our district a hub for advanced manufacturing to create good paying jobs.
- Increase wages and benefits to address the high cost of living in the Bay Area and increase the minimum wage.
- Create an economy in which everybody can succeed, and nobody is left behind.
- Create opportunities for skilled, older workers to leverage their experience and get jobs in the Silicon Valley economy.