Marcia Fudge ~ U.S. House, District 11

“Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge is a committed public servant who brings a hard-working, problem-solving spirit to Congress and to the task of creating jobs, protecting safety net programs, and improving access to quality public education, health care and healthy foods. First elected in 2008, she represents the people of the 11th Congressional District of Ohio…. Congresswoman Fudge consistently fights for voter protection, equitable access to a quality education from preschool through post-secondary programs, child nutrition, food stamp (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients, access to locally grown, healthy foods, fair labor practices, and civil and human rights, among other issues. Additionally, she remains a steadfast advocate to strengthen and preserve Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.” Marcia holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University and a law degree from The Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall School of Law School.

On healthcare . . .

Marcia is committed to both protecting and expanding the Affordable Care Act, a piece of legislation that now gives 47 million Americans access to health insurance. Marcia staunchly believes that healthcare should not be treated as a privilege, but as a human right. She is also committed to fighting child obesity due to the prevalence of this issue and the long-term consequences facing the country’s healthcare system if it’s not addressed.

On the environment . . .

Marcia believes that "energy independence equals millions of clean jobs across the nation. As we move toward developing American energy independence, we will create jobs that cannot be outsourced. Creating renewable energy, energy efficiency and a modern electric grid must and will be done from within America."

Plans for Economy

“There is nothing small about small business commitment to our community or their impact on the nation. Within the 11th Congressional District of Ohio, small businesses have often led our economic recovery and prosperity, and I am committed to helping them grow and thrive.” Marcia strongly supports unions and is the current cosponsor of a bill that strengthens overtime protections and more than doubles the current overtime salary level.

Education Policy

Marcia is a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor and has introduced five education bills throughout the 116th Congress. She is committed to ensuring accessibility to college or trade schools, protecting Pell Grants, and providing federal funding for early college and concurrently enrolled secondary students. This latter point is reflected in “Go to High School, Go to College,” an introduced act that would make federal funding available to high school students enrolled in local colleges and working to earn transferrable college credit.

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