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 that Connecticut companies have what they need to create new jobs and that our state has employees ready to fill them. Since he was first elected to Congress, Chris has supported Connecticut manufacturers - working with administrations of both parties to strengthen our Buy American laws, encouraging new submarines, jet engines and helicopters to be made our state, and securing funding for job training programs that prepare people for high-tech manufacturing careers. Chris has also fostered Connecticut’s startup culture, introducing legislation that will help new companies secure seed funding. And he helped draft the replacement for No Child Left Behind, putting more emphasis on career readiness skills in our elementary and secondary schools. Finally, Chris fights to make sure that every employee is treated with dignity, pushing to raise the minimum wage, provide national paid family leave and reduce the cost of childcare for working parents.