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Suburban Caucus Legislative Platform Released

Dec 17, 2019
Press Release
This first set of caucus-endorsed legislation aims to address common issues in suburban America

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), Chair of the Suburban Caucus, and Representatives French Hill (R-AR), Rob Wittman (R-VA), and Steve Stivers (R-OH), Suburban Caucus Task Force Chairs, released the following statement announcing the first installment of the Suburban Caucus Legislative Platform:


“I am proud to join our Task Force Chairs to announce the first segment of Suburban Caucus-endorsed legislation. These twelve bills are specifically designed to target challenges that impact families all across suburban America. From paid parental leave and protecting patients with preexisting conditions to making the child tax credit permanent, addressing the affordable housing crisis, and raising the age to purchase tobacco products to 21, we are confident that these bills will improve the quality of life for our constituents,” said Rep. Wagner. “This wave of legislation is just a first step for the Suburban Caucus, and we will continue fighting for a better, more prosperous world and craft policies that engage our suburban communities.”


“These bills are commonsense, bipartisan solutions to the real problems facing suburban communities.  I’m particularly proud to have two of my bills, the RAISE Act and the Homeless Children and Youth Act, recognized as part of this effort,” said Rep. Stivers.  “From covering childcare costs and taking care of our parks, to helping families cover medical expenses and combatting youth homelessness, this platform is just a sample of how Republican values can make an impact in communities across the country.”


“Central Arkansas is home to a growing suburban population,” said Rep. Hill. “With more people, from all walks of life, moving to Arkansas's suburbs, it's critical for Congress to advance solutions that will empower their pursuit of happiness. I’m proud to support the first legislative package championed by the Suburban Caucus that will result in greater opportunities for families to save for college, lower healthcare costs, and access workforce training programs.”


“As promised, the Suburban Caucus has released its first set of bills aimed to address the challenges faced by folks living and working in suburban America. My legislation included in this package, the PROPEL Act, would expand access to career and technical education by allowing students to use Pell Grants for short-term vocational, technical, or on-job training,” said Rep. Wittman. “I am proud to be a part of this effort and look forward to working with my colleagues to move this legislation forward.”


Click here to see the Suburban Caucus Legislative Platform and click here to read the press release announcing the Suburban Caucus Task Force Chairs.