The challenge for the business community is clear – working families are the heart of our nation’s economic prosperity and competitiveness. Our partner companies are committed to working with policy makers to enhance the quality of work and life for all employees while increasing the profitability of American business and strengthening our nation’s economic prosperity. Our work in this area includes outreach to the White House, Congress, civil society, and the business community to engage their support in work/life policy advances.
Throughout the year, we will be catching up with members of the 112th Congress to get a sense of their policy priorities, the political atmosphere and their views on issues near and dear to Corporate Voices' partner companies. We encourage you to check back regulary for updates.
Corporate Voices is leading the business community in this important dialogue. Our focus remains on ensuring that working families have the skills and supports necessary to successfully navigate the 21st century workplace. We welcome the opportunity to participate with congressional leaders and their staff to secure common-ground solutions and develop bipartisan recommendations that work for both employers and the employees.
It is critical that Congress turn its attention to refinement and reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act. It is time to incentivize private and public investment in programs that produce real results by directly linking the talent demands of employers with individuals who may become productive employees through quick and effective skills development.
We believe the economy would benefit from a tax credit that rewards private companies for delivering talent into the skilled workforce. This would benefit companies by helping them strengthen and grow, it would benefit government by allowing reductions in public workforce program spending and public assistance, and it would benefit young Americans by putting them to work.
With the support of the American Business Coalition, Corporate Voices has been working with key members of both House and Senate to increase the contribution limit on Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (DCFSA) to $7,500. The limit on DCFSAs has remained at $5,000 since 1986.
Corporate Voices is devoted to tracking bills that will have a discernable impact on business and their employees. We are currently tracking legislation that falls under our main program areas.