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Foster Named Co-Chair of Future of Work Task Force for the New Democrat Coalition

Feb 1, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) was named Co-Chair of the Future of Work Task Force for the New Democrat Coalition. The Future of Work Task Force will continue to focus on the economic and human aspects of the Future of Work, including creating a 21st century social contract, reimagining and modernizing education, training, and access to opportunity, and empowering workers as technology and automation change our economy. Last Congress, the task force convened forums on Capitol Hill to discuss the challenges that workers across America face today. The multiple forums and meetings with companies, labor unions, local organizations, and thought leaders have helped create the Coalition’s policy solutions to address the opportunities and challenges related to the evolving nature of work in the changing economy. The Task Force is charged with meeting with stakeholders and developing policy positions for the Coalition to advance in both the near term and long term. The Task Force will target areas where the Coalition can advance policies that help our economy and this Congress get on track.

“I’m excited to lead the New Democrat Coalition Future of Work Task Force, because Congress needs to understand how automation and technology are changing the workforce and the impact those changes will have on future generations,” said Congressman Foster. “The New Democrat Coalition has a strong reputation for finding common-sense policy solutions for the biggest challenges facing Americans today.”

“The New Democrats are about finding innovative solutions to complicated issues,” said Rep. Suzan DelBene, Vice-Chair for Policy. “The American people have said they want Congress to get things done. With this talented group, we’re committed to finding the best ideas to expand our middle class and create opportunities for hardworking families in this new economy.”

The New Democrat Coalition is made up of over 100 forward-thinking Democrats who are committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies. New Democrats are a solutions-oriented coalition seeking to bridge the gap between left and right by challenging outmoded partisan approaches to governing. New Democrats believe the challenges hardworking Americans face deserve fact-based policy solutions.