Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Economy

Economy

“We must work diligently to address the immediate economic problems we face while laying out a long-term plan that ensures future economic growth through wise investments in education, workforce development and job creation.”  

-Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell 


Check back in the coming week for updates concerning my work and views on the economy.  

For more information in the meantime, please contact my Washington, DC office
 
I look forward to your feedback.
 
Thank you.
 

More on Economy

May 17, 2022 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Sewell (AL-07) voted to reauthorize the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), legislation that will help unleash the full potential of Alabama’s workforce by ensuring Alabamians have the skills they need to succeed. Amid the strongest job growth in modern times, these investments will connect Alabamians to a record number of job openings—bringing workers off the sidelines, increasing production, and lowering the cost of key goods.

Apr 26, 2022 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that the greater Birmingham region will receive over $4.2 million in grant funding from the United States Department of Labor (DOL) for job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth.

Apr 7, 2022 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted to secure urgently needed relief for small businesses across Alabama. H.R. 3807, the Relief for Restaurants & Other Hard Hit Small Businesses Act, will deliver $55 billion to replenish relief funding for restaurants and establish a new program supporting other small businesses impacted by the pandemic. The bill passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 223-203.

Apr 7, 2022 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law she helped pass will invest $76,383,752 this year to upgrade and expand local transit in Alabama. $11,791,104 of these funds have been allocated for local transit projects in Birmingham and $4,124,766 for local transit projects in Montgomery.

Mar 30, 2022 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) lauded the passage of the Securing a Strong Retirement Act—also known as the SECURE Act 2.0—in the House of Representatives. This robust retirement savings package, which passed yesterday by a bipartisan vote of 414-5, includes H.R. 2944, a bill that Sewell introduced to make it easier for part-time workers to start contributing to their employer’s 401k plan.

Feb 23, 2022 Press Release

Montgomery, AL - Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) kicked off the second leg of her “Building a Better Alabama” Infrastructure District Tour with a stop at the Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) to highlight the transformational funding from President Biden’s $1 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Feb 17, 2022 Press Release

Birmingham, AL – Today, Rep. Sewell announced Alabama has added 5,500 manufacturing jobs, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rep. Sewell helped local manufacturers create and restore jobs by passing the American Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Feb 10, 2022 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced that the first round of new federal transit funding under the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is heading to Alabama to strengthen public transportation systems, support transit jobs across the state, and make urgently-needed investments, including new bus and railcar acquisitions, facility upgrades and other key projects.

Feb 4, 2022 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted to pass the America COMPETES Act, comprehensive and strategic legislation that will super-charge America’s competitiveness and position our nation to compete – and win – on the world stage. The package, which passed the House today by a vote of 222 to 210, fixes our supply chains by strengthening U.S.

Jan 26, 2022 Press Release

Bessemer, AL – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) welcomed U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh and Undersecretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small to Medical West Hospital in Bessemer. The visit began with a roundtable where Sewell joined officials from the USDA, Jefferson County Commission, and UAB Medical West Hospital to discuss how they can collaborate to strengthen and expand access to health care for rural communities.