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Creating Jobs, Boosting Wages, and Investing in Infrastructure

I believe that economic inequality is a defining challenge of our time, and I am proud to champion the rights of workers to unionize and to engage in collective bargaining for better wages and working conditions. As a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I am focused on making sound, long-term investments in our nation’s highways, roadways, and airports that would create good-paying jobs for hardworking individuals in Southern Nevada and across the country. I will continue to ensure that Las Vegas has a seat at the table in any federal discussion about transportation and infrastructure. 

Additionally, I am committed to ensuring that all Nevadans earn a living wage. To that end, I have co-sponsored the Raise the Wage Act, which would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. No one should work full time and still live in poverty. Of course, we must also insist on equal pay for equal work, which is why I am proud to be an original co-sponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act.