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Jobs & Economy

As the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, we need to support our small businesses and prepare potential employees to fill jobs as they become available. We also need to return to sound economic principles and that means limiting the involvement of the federal government in people’s lives, not expanding it. It is also vital that we rein in runaway spending, think carefully about our future priorities, and prevent future tax hikes before we stunt the United States’ economic recovery.

We must push an agenda that is pro-worker, pro-family, pro-growth, and, most of all, pro-American. I will continue to focus on policies that spur economic growth, support our area businesses, create more jobs for hardworking Americans, and continue to grow paychecks.

I believe we must prioritize workforce development and continue to promote Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs to better prepare our future workforce with the necessary skills and knowledge to compete in a global economy. We should help schools create partnerships with the business community so students can cultivate skills in demand by the labor market. We can better prepare our professionals of tomorrow by increasing access to dual enrollment CTE training courses today so students can work toward credentials while still in high school. By taking less than two years, or sometimes even a few weeks to complete, these qualifications provide a more tangible approach to education and qualify students for well-paying jobs.

We must do what’s possible to promote the workforce of tomorrow.