Steph Sterling

Steph Sterling is the Vice President for Advocacy and Policy at the Roosevelt Institute. She previously served as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Legislative Director at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), where she led the organization’s legislative program on behalf of the union’s 2.1 million members. Prior to SEIU, she was the Director of Government Relations and Senior Advisor at the National Women’s Law Center, where she developed and advocated for policies to improve the lives of low-income women, and successfully advanced key policies included in the Affordable Care Act. She has served as a federal lobbyist for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, led policy and communications efforts for a Congressional candidate, served as professional staff on a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee subcommittee, and worked as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski. She holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA from Brown University.

Restoring the Broken Link: What Every Policymaker Should Know— and Do—About the Broken Link Between Profit and Prosperity

In today’s chaotic political environment, it’s hard to have a serious debate about economic policy, despite its deep and real impact on people’s lives. But we seem to be at a turning point as Americans look for credible answers to the economic insecurity so many of us feel. On November 13, join Roosevelt President and

Many progressives have rightly criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), also known as the Trump tax law, on the grounds that the TCJA will cost over $1.5 trillion in lost revenue over the next decade, at a time when there is already insufficient revenue being generated to meet our country’s pressing needs. Many others have

The recent deal reached between Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) and nine Senate Democrats, which the Senate Banking Committee approved earlier this week, is bad policy—and even worse politics. Americans understand they are being taken advantage of by the banks they depend on, and they fear that Wall Street lobbyists are rigging the

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Today, President Trump unveiled new details about the tax reform plan that have been hashed out in secret for months by the so-called Gang of Six. As reporters and policy experts run numbers about who wins and who loses (spoiler alert: Mnuchin, Trump, and Cohn win, America loses), let’s take a step back at the

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Winning the Fight Over Tax Reform

This week, President Trump and his allies in the Senate are ramping up their campaign to reform our nation’s tax code. In Finance Committee hearings and over bipartisan dinners, the talking points are familiar: A White House press release described their tax plan as a way to “unleash America’s economic potential,” and just yesterday, the

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