Pocan: The People’s Budget Levels Economic Playing Field
Washington, D.C — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, today issued the following statement on the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) FY 2016 The People’s Budget:
The press conference to introduce The People’s Budget will be live streamed today at noon EST and can be seen here.
“First and foremost The People’s Budget reflects our progressive priorities – leveling the economic playing field by increasing wages for middle- and low-income workers. With families struggling to make ends meet, it is clear the American people want Congress to help create good-paying jobs and expand economic opportunity for all.
“The People’s Budget looks to begin this dialogue by providing a road map for creating more than 8 million good paying jobs by 2018, while pursuing measures to increase wages and workplace protections. Additionally, our budget looks to address the elephant in the room by dedicating more than $820 billion to much-needed infrastructure and transportation improvements.
“Ultimately our budget is a just a starting point. Now is the time for Congress to work together and develop a budget which works for every American, creates good-paying jobs and expands economic opportunity for all, not just the wealthy few.”
The executive summary for The People’s Budget is below and the full budget can be found here.