Jobs & The Economy
A thriving economy builds stable neighborhoods. I am a firm believer in giving our cities the necessary access to capital and investment in order to facilitate prosperous centers of commerce. Investment is one of the anchors that drives individuals to a neighborhoods.
Small Businesses are the engines that drive our economy. As a member of the Small Business Committee, and specifically in my role as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Economic, Growth, and Capital Access I know firsthand the critical role small business owners play in our economy. As a Co-Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Economic Development and Wealth Creation Task Force, I am proud of the work we are doing in terms of investing in education and job training to help our neighborhoods flourish and succeed.
This Congress I introduced H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Improvement Act of 2017. The Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2017 is a bipartisan bill that amends the Small Business Act to improve the SBDC program nationwide. The bill specifically amends the Small Business Act to provide a variety of services including: grants, financial assistance, loans, export assistance, subcontracting opportunities on federal contracts to specific business owners, and other critical services to our small businesses.
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WASHINGTON (July 18, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) voted today to raise the national minimum wage from the current $7.25 per hour to $15 by 2024. The Raise the Wage Act would raise pay for 1.475 million Pennsylvania workers, about 25 percent of the state’s workforce. About 209,000 African American workers and 176,000 Hispanic workers in Pennsylvania would benefit.
WASHINGTON (July 11, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would protect the pensions of 1.3 million workers and retirees, including thousands of current and retired Acme workers in the Philadelphia region.
As a member of the influential House Ways and Means Committee, Evans voted to send the Butch Lewis Act (H.R. 397) to the full House of Representatives.
Congressman Evans, vice chair of the House Small Business Committee, will be the guest speaker at the grand opening of the LA-ERIC Center. For more information, please visit https://la21phillyblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/24/join-la21-distinguished-guests-and-our-valued-stakeholders-as-we-launch-la-ericlancaster-avenue-entrepreneurship-referral-information-center/
Washington, D.C. (June 28, 2019) – In an effort to ensure that Hahnemann continues to keeps it doors open to serve those most in need, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), alongside U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle (D-PA-2), Dwight Evans (D-PA-3) and Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA-5), is calling on Hahnemann Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children owner Joel Freedman to reverse course on the planned closure.
Washington, D.C. (June 28, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03), who serves as the Vice Chair of the House Small Business Committee, introduced H.R.
WASHINGTON (June 26, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) said he is working with other federal, city and state officials to make sure that the workers at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Philadelphia residents are treated fairly in the wake of the refinery fire and the announcement of the facility’s closure.
WASHINGTON — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today introduced legislation to reduce taxes for working families by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) will hold a free Federal Services and Jobs Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19147.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today voted to advance two bills that would help many workers: the SECURE Act, a bill to bring retirement security to more small business employees, and the BRIDGE for Workers Act, a bill to help unemployed people get re-employment services.
Evans serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees taxes, trade, Social Security and Medicare. The committee voted out both bills today.
Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) today chaired a House hearing on retirement security for employees of small businesses, which is vital for those 99.6 percent of Pennsylvania employers to compete for and retain quality workers. Evans also took part in today’s hearing on the 2017 tax law and how it left many Americans behind.