Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Public Statements

Bucshon Supports SKILLS Act


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Larry Bucshon (IN-08) voted in favor of H.R. 803, "The Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act)," which will fix our nation's broken job training system and help put Hoosiers back to work. The SKILLS Act passed the House today, 215-202.

Congressman Larry Bucshon (IN-08) released the following statement regarding his vote today:

"Our nation's current job training system is broken. Millions of jobs are going unfilled, while many Americans are struggling to find good paying jobs, simply because they do not have the proper training. We are spending billions of taxpayer dollars every year on duplicative and ineffective job training programs that fail to bridge the skills gap that is preventing employers from matching with potential employees.

"In his 2012 State of the Union address, President Obama claimed he wanted to "cut through the maze of confusing training programs.' The SKILLS Act is the only proposal that moves us toward this goal."

"This bill streamlines our workforce development programs, ends the long line of bureaucratic red tape, lowers costs, and empowers state and local agencies to provide our workers a more dynamic, flexible, and efficient network of job training services . These are the vital reforms that will match skills with needs to ensure all Americans have the opportunity to find good paying jobs."

Skip to top

Help us stay free for all your Fellow Americans

Just $5 from everyone reading this would do it.

Thank You!

You are about to be redirected to a secure checkout page.

Please note:

The total order amount will read $0.00 but know that a recurring donation of the amount and frequency that you selected will be processed and initiated tomorrow. You may see a charge of $0.00 on your statement.

Continue to secure page »

Back to top