IAM Rep. Keith Ellison, U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 5th District and Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
My name is Rep. Keith Ellison. I have represented Minnesota's 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs, since 2007. I Co-Chair the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
This week, we introduced the Back to Work Budget, which focuses on job creation as the primary solution to our deficit problems and the immediate crisis in America. We create 7 million jobs in the first year and get unemployment down to 5 percent in the first three years. By doing so, we reduce the deficit by $4.4 trillion over 10 years. You can find out more here: http://BacktoWorkBudget.com.
I will be on here at 11:00 EST/10:00 CST answering your questions. Ask me anything!
UPDATE 10:52 ET: Rep. Ellison is on the House Floor voting. We will get started in 15 minutes.
UPDATE: We're rolling. Proof it's me: https://twitter.com/keithellison/status/314758156448305152
UPDATE 12:01: Thanks all for the questions! Hope to do this again soon.