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Economy and Jobs

As a border community, El Paso is dependent on trade. In fact, about a quarter of our jobs are linked to trade and the region sees about $80 billion worth of goods flow through our ports of entry. In Congress, I am committed to working to expand our economy and ensure that it benefits everyone. We must invest in small businesses, labor standards, and reform the tax code to boost job growth so that families need not worry about making ends meet. I am proud to support measures such as the Raise the Wage Act, which raises the minimum wage to $15/hour by 2024; the Paycheck Fairness Act, which provides for equal pay for equal work; and the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, which strengthens laws to protect workers’ right to organize a union and negotiate higher wages.

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