Yesterday, Repr. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ11) was named co-chair of the New Democrat Coalition’s (NDC) Future of Work and Capitalism Task Force along with Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI11). The NDC also announced the creation of the Rural and Trade Task Forces.
The three policy task forces are aimed at developing and advancing solutions that address the challenges of the 21st century including outdated systems, technological innovation, rural health and broadband access, and a changing global economy. The task forces will build on New Dem priorities to create jobs, modernize our nation’s systems and institutions, close opportunity gaps, and provide Americans with the skills to succeed.
“The future of work is a question that each generation must confront, but is especially pointed as we recover from the economic fallout of this global pandemic. As technology advances, as our economy shifts, and our workforce expands, we need to be prepared to face the challenges ahead,” said. Rep. Sherrill. “I am honored to be named co-chair of the Future of Work and Capitalism Task Force alongside Rep. Stevens. Bolstering our workforce development efforts and growing the economic sectors of the future, like clean energy, are already central to my work in Congress. I’m excited to have the opportunity to continue fighting for families and to help build the health and stability of our nation’s entire economy through this task force.”
“New Dems are focused on getting things done and delivering tangible change for Americans so that they can succeed in the 21st century,” said NDC Chair Suzan DelBene (D-WA01). “The NDC’s task forces will continue to help deliver by developing policy ideas that promote equitable growth and opportunities for all Americans.
“As we emerge from the COVID-induced economic catastrophe, Congress must deliver results that bolster America’s workforce, trade, and rural communities so we can build back better,” said NDC Vice Chair for Policy Scott Peters (D-CA52). “The NDC task forces we announced today will uncover vital solutions to tackle the challenges ahead.”