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VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Urges Colleagues to Reject the Failed Status Quo

Moments ago, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) urged his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to vote against the status quo and support the SKILLS Act. The current workforce development system is riddled with red tape, making it difficult for workers and job creators to receive the support they need to succeed. While the failures of this system are clear, House Democrats have proposed legislation that creates more programs, more bureaucracy and more confusion:


What have the Democrats proposed? Well, let’s take a look at that. They took the current system, they boldly eliminated one program that hasn’t been funded since 2003, and they added six more.  I don’t see how that helps us get where we need to go. I don’t see how that helps get the millions of unemployed back to work. I don’t see how that helps employers who have 3.6 million openings get those jobs filled.

To view the current job training system, click here.
To view House Democrats' vision for job training reform, click here.
To view House Republicans' vision for job training reform, click here.
To learn more about the SKILLS Act, visit

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