Congress should immediately increase incentives for federal agencies to send more government positions and facilities to regions slowest to recover from the recession such as metro Detroit. Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour with annual increases to match the rate of inflation will help grow the shrinking middle class.

Additional tax incentives for manufacturers to create jobs will benefit economically-depressed regions such as the 13th District. Fighting for collective bargaining nationally is also essential to securing workers’ rights and fair wages.