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Congressman Bobby Scott

Representing the 3rd District of Virginia

Scott, Krishnamoorthi Praise Senate Passage of Workforce Development Bill

July 24, 2018
Press Release

As originally released by the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democrats

WASHINGTON, DC – Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which will reauthorize the Perkins Career and Technical Education program.

“At a time when skilled workers are in such high demand, investments in quality education and training programs will provide more hard-working Americans the opportunity for good-paying jobs and financial security. We applaud the Senate for advancing the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which will fund important and effective job-training, apprenticeship, and technical education programs that will support workers and boost our economy.

“Congress has a vital role in closing the skills gap and ensuring our workforce is prepared for success now and in the future. This bill is a major step toward fulfilling that responsibility and we look forward to this legislation receiving overwhelming support on the House floor.”