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Boustany Applauds House Passage of SKILLS Act

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Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) issued the following statement following House passage of H.R. 803, the SKILLS Act, which prohibits waivers on work requirements for welfare recipients:

"In a tough economic climate, teaching valuable job skills to the disadvantaged is an integral part of getting folks back on their feet. By learning a trade or skill while receiving a little help from welfare benefits, we are positioning the workforce to be ready to contribute once the economy turns back around.

"However, by issuing waivers for welfare work requirements, my colleagues and I believe the Obama Administration is denying the workforce a chance at building these valuable skills that will have long-term benefits for the economy. With passage of the SKILLS Act, we want to reiterate to the President the purpose of these work requirements is good and beneficial to the workforce and must not be diluted."


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