Growing Our Economy and Helping Families Succeed
Cindy’s top priority in Washington is putting Iowa families to work in good-paying jobs. She’s working to level the playing field by raising wages, protecting our unions, addressing unfair trade deals that put our workers at risk, and promoting Main Street over Wall Street.
For too long, Washington politicians have put politics before Iowa families. Their failure to act has hurt the most vulnerable in our communities and hindered our small business owners and entrepreneurs from starting and growing businesses. As a small business owner, Cindy understands the challenges facing Iowans. She is fighting for our local communities by creating grant programs to support entrepreneurs and small businesses, and passing tax relief so our small businesses can grow.
Cindy is also fighting to pass equal pay legislation. Here in Iowa, women and their families are losing a combined income of nearly $5 billion each year. Cindy also supports a National Paid Family Leave Act, so no one risks losing a day’s pay to care for a sick child or loved one. And, she’s fighting to increase the availability of affordable childcare so working families can save for their children’s future.
In Congress, Cindy has helped grow our economy by:
- Strengthening workers’ ability to organize and ensuring that workers can collectively bargain for better wages and benefits by voting for the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.
- Voting to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, ensuring hardworking Iowans earn enough to support their families.
- Helping to grow small businesses by leading the creation of a bill to provide funding for rural entrepreneurs, and making it easier for small businesses to cut through red tape.
- Holding corporations accountable for shipping American jobs overseas by introducing the Outsourcing Accountability Act.