Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) applauded the passage of H.R. 803, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act in the House of Representatives, saying:
"Today, at least 12 million of our fellow Americans are out of work. Yet, 3.6 million job openings remain unfulfilled. A costly and burdensome bureaucracy in Washington -- full of duplicative programs -- is failing the very Americans it is intended to aid.
"The SKILLS Act guarantees government accountability and responsibility to ensure that taxpayer dollars are used in the most effective way to assist Americans looking for job training and later, work. It also enhances input from local employers to guide these programs, while streamlining the system for the benefit of workers, employers, local and state governments and taxpayers.
"House Republicans have passed this important legislation to bridge the "skills gap' and allow for greater economic opportunity for more Americans. We look forward to similar action from the Senate so that more folks can get back to work and start realizing their dreams."
Rep. Price is a member of a committee of jurisdiction for the SKILLS Act, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.