Chairman Crowley Statement on Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ Agenda

July 24, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the “Better Deal” agenda unveiled today by House and Senate Democrats:

“Americans want to know what we stand for and what our vision is for the country. The ‘Better Deal’ agenda makes it clear – Democrats want to create new jobs and ensure a stronger economy and brighter future for all Americans. Our ‘Better Deal’ is more than rhetoric. It lays out specific policies Democrats are fighting to enact, and it shows how committed Democrats are to advancing the middle class and working families.

“Our plan will raise the incomes of workers, create millions of good-paying jobs, lower day-to-day costs for families, and help create a stable economy where every American can succeed.

“The ‘Better Deal’ agenda offers real solutions for the real problems Americans are facing today: the crushing burden of student debt, which hampers the ability of our youth to succeed; the inability for far too many families to become financially secure; sky-rocketing health care costs that force workers to choose between making a mortgage payment and affording a prescription; the lack of access to key job training tools and education programs, which prepare Americans for the jobs of tomorrow; and crippling child care costs that force parents to make choices that may not be in the best interest of their families.

“Democrats have always put the best interests of American families and our country above all else, and I’m proud of the work my colleagues did to spearhead this new effort. Our promise to the American people is simple – with us, you’ve got a better deal.”