I was appointed to Committee on the Budget in Congress which oversees the federal budget and reviews the annual budget resolution. I have called on my fellow Democrats in Congress to support a more progressive economic platform. I have travelled to rural West Virginia, Iowa, and Ohio, positioning myself as Silicon Valley's ambassador to parts of the country that have been left out of the digital revolution.
I know we need to build a strong 21st century economy from the bottom up. As a member of Congress, I 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.