Raja Krishnamoorthi appointed to a higher post in Democratic party

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Illinois: Indian American Raja Krishnamoorthi was elected to the House of Representatives from Illinois state on Nov. 8, 2016. The Democrat becomes the fourth Indian American elected to Congress. (Photo: IANS)

NEW YORK – Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was appointed to serve as co-chair for the New Economy Task Force for the Democratic party, along with representatives Susan DelBene, Debbie Dingell and Darren Soto.

“I’m honored to take a leading role in crafting our job-focused agenda for the new economy. Fundamentally, building the economy of the future means ensuring that out workers have the in-demand skills they need to thrive and that businesses have the advanced infrastructure they need to grow. On the New Economy Task Force, I look forward to working with my colleagues to accomplish both these goals,” Krishnamoorthi said in a press release.

The task force will take a forward-leaning approach to job growth by looking at rapidly advancing technology, artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing and ensuring that workers are trained for the jobs of tomorrow.

The task force is one of five Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces aimed at identifying opportunities and solutions for American workers in five key areas: Rebuilding America, Jobs with Dignity, Access to Jobs, New Economy, and Reinvesting in Our Returning Heroes.

“Congressman Krishnamoorthi understands just how important it is to take a proactive and aggressive approach to jobs and our economy, and I’m grateful for his leadership in this important endeavor,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley.

Each of those task forces will have co-chairs that will meet with business leaders and other experts on their issues in order to refine what they are trying to accomplish.

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