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Marking Anniversary of Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

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Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, 2 years ago, I had the pleasure of standing in the Oval Office with President Trump as he signed my bill, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act into law.

I was proud to see this bill become law, but I was even more proud to see it pass with such overwhelming bipartisan support. Not a single Member of Congress in either Chamber voted against it.

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act is the first major overhaul to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act since 2006.

COVID-19 has underscored just how much the Nation depends on a skilled and trained workforce. That is why I am pleased to cosponsor the Skills Renewal Act. This legislation will support individuals who have become unemployed as a result of the pandemic with a $4,000 skills training credit and will support career and technical education opportunities such as apprenticeships and certificate programs.

Career and technical education invests in America's most valuable resource, our people, and provides the tools necessary to pursue high- skill, high-wage, family-sustaining careers.

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