Building an economy that works for the middle class and creating good, family-supporting jobs are among my top priorities. While corporations post record profits, too many Rhode Islanders are struggling to make ends meet and worry about whether their children will have the same opportunities they had. I’m fighting to restore fairness to the tax code, protect unions, and make sure women are paid fairly. I have advocated on behalf of the local manufacturing industry to ensure Rhode Island employers can continue to thrive and support good-paying jobs.
I’ve helped bring millions of federal dollars back to Rhode Island to create construction jobs and invest our roads, bridges, and ports. I created a fund to help communities near the ocean meet the unique challenges facing coastal infrastructure. And I’m calling for bipartisan action on a $1 trillion investment in our national infrastructure to help American companies compete in the global economy.