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WATCH: Foxx Champions Two Bills to Boost Workforce Development Options for Students & Workers

WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the House Floor in support of H.R. 6655, A Stronger Workforce for America Act, and H.R. 6585, the Bipartisan Workforce Pell ActThese bipartisan bills will provide enhanced skills development opportunities and bolster the workforce to help students and workers get better jobs faster.

Chairwoman Foxx's remarks (as prepared for delivery):

"Employers across all industries are looking for qualified workers to fill in-demand jobs. Job creators are consistently finding that skills-based credentials can successfully, oftentimes more effectively, prepare workers for success on the job. 

"It’s not just employers who are recognizing the value of upskilling. A recent poll found that 82 percent of American voters are in favor of bolstering the nation’s workforce development programs. 

"The Education and the Workforce Committee is proud to spearhead this effort with legislation like A Stronger Workforce for America Act, which makes critical updates to the nation’s workforce development system. 

"Additionally, the Bipartisan Workforce Pell Act will help connect low-income students and workers with the experiences and programs they need to gain relevant skills for in-demand jobs. 

"In conjunction, these pieces of legislation will be transformative for America’s workforce and prepare more Americans for success in the 21st century economy."

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