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.

For more information about my work on Jobs and the Economy, please contact my office.

 

More on Jobs & The Economy

November 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and Dwight Evans (PA-03) today applauded the awarding of a $12.5 million federal grant to the Franklin Square Station Reopening Project. The Franklin Square Station was shuttered in 1979 and has been off limits to the public ever since. The grant will revitalize and reopen the long dormant rail station and bring it into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

October 26, 2019 Event

Attention middle and high school students, and college freshmen -- this FREE event will introduce you to opportunities in rewarding career paths!

October 23, 2019 Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 23, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA-3rd), will host his third annual National Service Opportunity Fair on Saturday. The unique event is intended to introduce middle and high school students and college freshmen to rewarding careers in American service.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Temple University - Liacouras Hall, 1776 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, 19121. Students will be able to meet representatives from:

October 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) and Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Penn.), introduced the Restoring Access Through Identification Act to ensure people who are released from prison would be able to obtain proper state ID cards by requiring the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to cover the costs associated with obtaining identification cards. Covering the cost of obtaining a state-issued ID prior to release helps remove some of the barriers to reintegrating back into the community. 

October 8, 2019 In The News

Right now, millions of American families are left behind by our tax code. Americans are working more than one job as cashiers, waiters, health care workers and teachers, but are still struggling to get a foothold in the middle class. People who work tirelessly to keep our country running every single day deserve to have a tax system that works for them.

September 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Sept. 25, 2019) – Congressmen Dwight Evans (PA-03) and Ron Estes (R-Kansas) introduced bipartisan legislation this week to address a critical shortage of certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Evans and Estes serve together on the influential House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees much of the U.S. health care system.

September 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Sept. 11, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) is standing up for the greater Philadelphia region, arguing that more than 550 medical residency slots should stay in the region after the closure of Hahnemann Hospital – not be scattered across the country.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 25, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) voted today for a bipartisan budget deal that will help to deliver more federal funding for Philadelphia and domestic programs in general. The agreement will also prevent the massive economic damage of a potential debt-limit default for two years.

July 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 24, 2019) – Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-03) said the House of Representatives is poised to pass a bill today 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 co-sponsored and helped to advance the Butch Lewis Act (H.R. 397).

July 18, 2019 Press Release

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.

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