MAIN STREET JOBS & ECONOMIC SECURITY

H.R. 1, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Passed by the House
Passed by the Senate

WHAT IT DOES: More jobs. Fairer taxes. Bigger paychecks. The bill is designed to create more jobs, fairer taxes, and bigger paychecks by delivering real tax relief to Americans across the country – especially low- and middle-income Americans who have been struggling for far too long to earn a raise and get ahead.

H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017  
Passed the House

WHAT IT DOES: Overhauls Dodd-Frank, ends “too-big-to-fail” behavior and bank bailouts, demands accountability from both Wall Street and financial regulators, provides regulatory relief for Main Street and community financial institutions, and unleashes opportunity for small businesses, innovators, and job creators by facilitating capital formation.  

H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
Passed the House

WHAT IT DOES: Helps combat the stigma against career and technical education by supporting innovative learning opportunities, building better community partnerships, and encouraging stronger engagement with employers.  

H.R. 2842, the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act   
Passed the House

WHAT IT DOES: Encourages employer-led partnerships with state and local agencies to hire recipients from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, providing recipients with highly-valued work experience and on-the-job training, including apprenticeships.  

H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017  
Passed the House
Signed into law on May 5, 2017

WHAT IT DOES: Increases funding for charter schools by $9 million above Fiscal Year 2016 levels to promote the start-up, replication, and expansion of high-quality charter schools. Renews the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. Funds implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which shifts control and accountability for schools to states and local school districts.