Economy and Jobs

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Representative Casten knows that families in Illinois's 6th District want and deserve a strong economy that provides jobs of the future for our children and grandchildren. He is fighting for job creation, economic opportunity for all, and fair and responsible ways to reduce the deficit.

Rep. Casten believes that a strong economy starts with strong unions and good-paying jobs. He’s a proud co-sponsor of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, a comprehensive proposal to protect workers’ right to come together and bargain for higher wages, better benefits, and safer workplaces. 

Additionally, Rep. Casten has:

Rep. Casten recognizes the threat of climate change on global financial markets. He introduced the Climate Risk Disclosure Act and the Addressing Climate Financial Risk Act to safeguard our economy from the financial risks posed by the climate crisis. In addition, he created the Congressional Sustainable Investment Caucus to bring together Members of Congress with experts to better understand sustainable investing and inform policy making that provides investor protections and transparency of information to market participants.