Tuesday, I participated in “Back to Business,” a live online presentation convened by the US Chamber of Commerce. US Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (D-10-WA) discussed the reopening of retail as well as other business sectors. The discussion was moderated by Neil Bradley, EVP and Chief Policy Officer, and Tom Pierson, President/CEO of the Tacoma – Pierce County Chamber.
Congresswoman Strickland discussed the importance of adopting a transportation and infrastructure package. To get our economy back to pre-pandemic levels and to lay the groundwork for the long-term future of America –she believes we need to invest in our transportation systems, so we can move products, customers, and our workers, to repair, replace, and develop new infrastructure—including broadband access to all.
The Congresswoman expressed her desire and willingness to work across aisles to get the job done and, if needed, compromise with others with differing priorities and views while staying true to her values and beliefs.
As the former Mayor of Tacoma and Seattle Chamber of Commerce President, one of Congresswoman Strickland’s long-time passions and priorities is creating an equitable and inclusive economy. Ensuring small businesses have the opportunity to thrive and be successful has long been an essential priority for her. Another area in need of particular attention is our community’s housing supply. Currently, there are not enough homes available for the citizens of Washington and across the country. We need to work with local governments, builders, and the state to increase the number of housing options available.
The 10th Congressional District and Washington State are fortunate to have Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland working for us at home and back in DC.