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."