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Protecting Employee Rights
As American workers adapted to recent challenges like the 2008 financial crisis and the pandemic, the gig economy began to take off, rapidly changing our labor market. Sadly, our laws — and the politicians who create them — have failed to keep up. This week, I introduced a bill called the Employee Rights Act of 2022 (ER22) to help give workers the flexibility and protection that they need in the modern economy.
While the Democrats have introduced legislation (the PRO Act) that puts politics first and employees last, my bill presents an alternative path that would make it easier for all workers to climb the economic ladder. Click here to read my Wall Street Journal op-ed on the ER22, and click below to watch me discuss the bill on Fox News.
The Democrats’ child care proposals would take a wrecking ball to our child care system and replace it with a one-size-fits-all approach that limits families’ options. I believe there is a better way.
Along with Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), I introduced a bill to counter the Democrats’ overbearing proposals and expand affordable child care options for families across the nation. Click here to read more about the bill, and click below to watch my announcement of the bill at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing.
A South Carolinian making the median income in this country now has to work six to seven hours just to afford a full tank of gas. People across our state and our nation are hurting, and they deserve better. I recently joined my Republican colleagues at a press conference to highlight the real consequences of this administration’s failed leadership on gas prices. Click below for my remarks.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is required by law to issue reports on the current and projected financial status of Social Security and Medicare by April 1 each year. However, those reports have rarely been on time in recent years. Last year’s report came a full 152 days late.
As Congress examines legislation relating to Medicare and Social Security, it’s crucial that we have these trust fund reports on time. This week, I joined Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and several of our colleagues on a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, requesting an update on the status of this important information. Click here to read more about the letter.
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