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Senate Democrats Host Roundtable with Early Education Advocates

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senate Democrats met with stakeholders and advocates in the field of early learning. The discussion focused on policies that are critical to expanding access to high-quality early learning for our youngest children. Participants expressed their support for the Strong Start for America’s Children Act and urged senators to protect funding for…

Senate Democrats Discuss Commonsense Drug Sentencing Reform

Washington, DC – Senate Democrats convened a discussion on the need for drug sentencing reform to reduce severe overcrowding in the federal prison system and free up needed resources for our criminal justice priorities. In the United States, we incarcerate a greater percentage of our population than any other country. In fact, the United States…

Senate Democrats Discuss Economic Issues with Latino Business Leaders

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force met with Latino business leaders and members of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The discussion focused on strategies to create jobs, improve the American economy, and expand access to capital for Hispanic-owned businesses. Participants also reiterated the economic benefits of comprehensive immigration reform and…

Senate Democrats Meet with Women Business Leaders

Washington DC, Today the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee met with women business leaders to discuss strategies for job creation, promoting STEM education among women, and how to increase the number of women in leadership roles in the private sector.  The female business leaders frequently expressed their concerns regarding the lack of women in…

Senate Democrats and Industry Leaders Call for Minimum Wage Increase

  WASHINGTON, DC- Today, The Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee met with leaders of the business community to discuss strategies to empower the American middle class. Companies from across the country repeatedly stated that their successes were largely attributed to policies that provide good benefits and above-minimum wage pay for employees. Senator Begich (AK),…