Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after voting in support of The Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act) that passed the House by a vote of 215 to 202:
"This important legislation will streamline the maze of duplicative and ineffective workforce training programs and combine them into a more user-friendly system that makes the federal government more efficient and more effective. The SKILLS Act also includes important reforms making it easier for community colleges and technical schools to participate in federal workforce training programs. With over 64,000 middle to high skill jobs available right here in Michigan, this legislation is a positive step forward. By eliminating bureaucratic red tape, the SKILLS Act ensures resources are focused on training and workforce development for in-demand jobs so that people can be more effectively matched with available jobs."