Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement on “A Better Deal,” the Democratic economic agenda:
“Senate Democrats are unveiling an ambitious economic agenda that looks out for everyday Americans, too many of whom are struggling to make ends meet. This plan works for them by creating jobs and raising wages while lowering costs for consumers, families and small businesses.
“It’s a shame the federal minimum wage hasn’t been adjusted in almost a decade. I support a $15 federal minimum wage to provide better economic security for workers and their families. It’s time for American workers to get a raise.
“Democrats have also proposed investing $1 trillion in rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, which would create 15 million new jobs. These would be good paying jobs right here at home that can never be outsourced.
“Our plan also calls for paid family and sick leave. No one should be forced to choose between their job and caring for a loved one or for their own health.
“Democrats will continue to roll out the components of our economic agenda over the coming weeks. We want to build an economy that works for everyone, not just a powerful few.”