Blunt Rochester Named New Democrat Coalition “Future of Work” Task Force Co-Chair

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Washington, February 1, 2019 | Kyle Morse (202-695-0494) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL), member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, was named Co-Chair of the New Democrat Coalition “Future of Work” Task Force. The “Future of Work” Task Force will continue to focus on the economic and human aspects of the Future of Work, including creating a 21st-century social contract, reimagining and modernizing education, training, and access to opportunity, and empowering workers in an age of declining worker power. Congresswoman Blunt Rochester will co-chair the Task Force with Representatives Bill Foster (IL-11), Chris Pappas (NH-1), and Haley Stevens (MI-11).

“Automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence are already shaping our economy and impacting our workforce,” said Congresswoman Blunt Rochester. “That’s why I’m excited to lead the New Democrat Coalition “Future of Work” Task Force. As Delaware’s former Secretary of Labor, I am passionate about connecting workers of all ages and skill sets with meaningful work and good-paying jobs. The New Dems have a strong reputation for reaching across the aisle to get things done, and I look forward to leveraging my professional experience and working alongside my Democratic colleagues to find commonsense policy solutions for one of the greatest challenges facing workers today.”

The Task Force is charged with meeting with stakeholders and developing policy positions for the Coalition to advance in both the near term and long term. The Task Force will target areas where the Coalition can advance policies that help our economy and this Congress get on track.

The New Democrat Coalition is made up of over 100 forward-thinking Democrats who are committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies. New Democrats are a solutions-oriented coalition seeking to bridge the gap between left and right by challenging outmoded partisan approaches to governing. New Democrats believe the challenges ahead are too great for Members of Congress to refuse to cooperate purely out of partisanship. 

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