Growing Connecticut’s Economy & Creating Jobs
Whether it’s securing funding for job training programs in eastern Connecticut or supporting new tech startups in New Haven, Chris is working to make sure Connecticut companies have the tools and skilled workforce they need to create good paying jobs across the state. Connecticut is home to a powerhouse of manufacturers up and down the supply chain, and since he was first elected to Congress, Chris has worked hard to support them. He is working across the aisle to strengthen our Buy American laws; encourage new submarines, jet engines and helicopters to be made our state; and secure funding for job training programs that prepare people for high-tech manufacturing careers. His legislation, the BuyAmerican.Gov Act, was signed into law in 2021 as a part of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act closing loopholes that allowed federal agencies to skirt the law and give federal contracts to foreign companies over American manufacturers. Chris has also fostered Connecticut’s startup culture, introducing legislation to help new companies secure seed funding. Finally, Chris fights to make sure that every worker is treated with dignity, raise the federal minimum wage, provide national paid family leave and reduce the cost of childcare for working parents.