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In September, 2008, our country faced the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, with millions of Americans losing their jobs, their homes, and their savings. Rep. Eshoo has responded to the crisis with a focus on policies to jumpstart the economy; save and create jobs; support small businesses; provide protections to the workforce and consumers; strengthen enforcement and oversight of the financial sector; help to restore credit; and hold Wall Street and big banks accountable for their practices so a crisis of this kind never happens again.

Consumer Protection

Lack of oversight in the financial sector was a major cause of the ongoing economic crisis that caused too many Americans to suffer from unfair practices and abuses. Rep. Eshoo is committed to ensuring that consumer loan issuers, such as payday lenders...


The collapse of the mortgage market put millions of families in danger of losing their homes, with many not able to keep them. Rep. Eshoo is committed to helping hardworking, responsible families keep their homes. She has worked on a daily basis to secure...

Job Creation

Economic growth and job creation are top priorities for Rep. Eshoo. She works tirelessly with Members of Congress, constituents, and businesses in the 18th Congressional District to enact effective legislation to meet these goals. Among these efforts,...


Rep. Eshoo firmly believes in the rights of workers. The retirement benefits and pensions of employees should be secure, and their right to earn a livable wage, work in a safe environment, and organize should be protected. In the 113th Congress,...

Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of our national economy, creating 60 to 80 percent of new jobs every year. The 18th Congressional District is famous for its innovative small businesses whose products and ideas have literally changed the world. Rep....

Wall Street Reform

On June 30, 2010, Rep. Eshoo voted for and the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4173, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Rep. Eshoo describes this landmark legislation as "one of the most critical bills I have ever voted...

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