Economy & Jobs

Our economy is continuing to recover following the worst recession since the Great Depression, but too many Marylanders and families across our country are still hurting, and too many people are still searching for jobs.

As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I am committed to developing and overseeing policies that will help grow our economy and create job opportunities for people in Maryland and all across the country.   It is crucial that we invest in core programs that will restore America’s competitive edge globally and help create jobs today and into the future.  Maryland is among the nation’s leaders in innovative technologies like alternative energy, biotech, health information systems and cybersecurity, all of which are critical to our economic development.

I also fought to be a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee because I understand that small businesses are at the heart of our nation’s economy and job creation.  I will continue to work to ensure Maryland’s small businesses have access to credit and other tools essential for their success, and that the federal government is a partner and not an obstacle to their success.