Jobs and the Economy

Congresswoman Trahan Commemorates Small Business Saturday with Stops at MA-03 Small Businesses

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) celebrated Small Business Saturday by visiting shopping local at small businesses in Lowell, Marlborough, and Townsend. “Small businesses continue to be some of the most impacted by challenges brought about by COVID-19. Yet, they continue to work every day to overcome those hurdles to serve their communities and keep workers on payroll. Small B... Read more »

To Kick Off National Small Business Week, Trahan Recognizes Westford and Hudson Small Businesses for Achievements

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LOWELL, MA – Today, as National Small Business Week gets underway, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) concluded a tour of small businesses in Westford and Hudson that had recently been named recipients of 2020 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) awards for their excellence. During the visits, she recognized the businesses’ achievements with a Congressional citation. “Small businesses are the b... Read more »

Trahan, Morelle Introduce Legislation to Increase Workers’ Access to Apprenticeship Programs

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Joseph D. Morelle (NY-25), both members of the House Education and Labor Committee, introduced legislation to provide workers with more opportunities to enroll in valuable apprenticeship programs. “Apprenticeships are essential to workers’ ability to strengthen their skills and increase their value in the workplace – two things that will... Read more »

Trahan, Colleagues Pass Legislation to Secure Rights of Pregnant Workers

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), the sole Massachusetts Representative on the House Education and Labor Committee, supported passage of H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act, a bipartisan proposal that secures pregnant workers’ right to reasonable accommodations. “As someone who worked full time while pregnant with both of my daughters, I could not imagine having ... Read more »

Sens. Warren and Markey, Rep. Trahan Call on Expected New Brooks Brothers Owner to Maintain Haverhill Manufacturing Jobs

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Text of Letter (PDF) Boston, MA - Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) sent a letter to the expected new owner of Brooks Brothers asking that the company keep open the Southwick facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The recent bankruptcy of Brooks Brothers terminated the jobs of more than 400 jobs at the facility, and many of these... Read more »

Trahan, Schakowsky, Durbin, Duckworth Introduce Bill to Support School-Based Mentoring Programs

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) introduced the Mentoring to Succeed Act, legislation that increases support for school-based mentoring programs in order to help at-risk youth thrive in their schools, careers, and life. The bill would invest in mentoring programs that help students overcome adversity and trauma and develop the workforce... Read more »

Congresswoman Lori Trahan Applauds $1.4 Million in Federal Grants Awarded to the University of Massachusetts Lowell

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LOWELL, MA - Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) applauded the $1,475,843 in federal funding, dispersed in the form of two federal grants, awarded to the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will be used to help further health and safety training programs at the University. “Ensuring that our workers are well train... Read more »

Trahan, House Take Bold Action to Ensure Access to Safe and Affordable Child Care for Families in Need

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) supported passage of both the Child Care is Essential Act and the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act, two urgently-needed bills to provide child care relief for families and providers and, in turn, support the safe reopening of the U.S. economy. “The evidence becomes clearer by the day that working parents cannot return to their jobs with... Read more »

Massachusetts Lawmakers Urge Stop & Shop to Reconsider Terminating Hazard Pay for Frontline Workers as COVID-19 Rates Continue to Rise

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Text of Letter (PDF) Washington, D.C. - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) led the Massachusetts congressional delegation, including Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representatives Richard E. Neal (D-MA-01), James P. McGovern (D-MA-02), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA-08), William Keating (D-MA-09), Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-MA-04), Katherine Clark (D-MA-05), Seth Moulton (D-MA-06), Ayanna Pr... Read more »

Trahan Concludes Farm Tour in Support of Coronavirus Relief for Local Farmers

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LOWELL, MA – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) concluded her listening tour of farms in Littleton, Stow, and Fitchburg, where she heard from farmers and workers about difficulties their businesses face because of the coronavirus pandemic. After hearing their concerns, she called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass the Heroes Act to provide additional relief to workers and smal... Read more »