Blunt Rochester Named Co-Chair of House Democrats’ Jobs for America Task Force to Create Aggressive Jobs, Economic Agenda

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) announced that she will serve in a leadership role in the House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces, a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a real legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families. Congresswoman Blunt Rochester will serve as co-chair for the Access to Jobs Task Force.

“I’ve spent my career working to expand opportunity for all people, and I’m excited to continue that work with my colleagues on the Access to Jobs Task Force,” Congresswoman Blunt Rochester said. “Small businesses are the driving force of our economy, and it’s critical that we work to ensure that all people have the resources, education, and training they need to build thriving businesses of their own or to secure good paying jobs in an increasingly global and competitive economy. I’m confident that the task force will produce meaningful, well-developed policy goals to ensure that Delawareans and Americans alike have the tools they need to reach their full potential.”

The Access to Jobs Task Force will help workers achieve their full potential by expanding access to capital, encouraging entrepreneurship and small business ownership, increasing educational opportunities – including vocational skills development, professional licensing, and apprenticeship training – and eliminating senseless and outdated social barriers to work that affect many communities.

The Access to Jobs Task Force is one of five Democratic Caucus Jobs For America Task Forces aimed at identifying opportunities and solutions for American workers in five key areas: Rebuilding America, Jobs With Dignity, Access to Jobs, New Economy, and Reinvesting in Our Returning Heroes. In the coming months, co-chairs of each task force will meet with business and labor leaders, issue experts, and American workers to develop policy goals and solutions that will benefit all Americans. The effort was launched by the House Democratic Caucus.

“Expanding opportunities for American workers is a critical component to any jobs agenda. The Access to Jobs task force will give workers access to much-needed job training and prospects that will help them secure jobs with higher wages and greater security,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY). “I’m grateful to Congresswoman Blunt Rochester for her leadership in this important effort that will open the door of opportunity for a greater number of Americans.”  

For more information on the House Democratic Caucus’ Jobs for America Task Forces, please visit: www.dems.gov/jobsforamerica