Skills Education Bill Headed to President's Desk
This week, the House passed legislation to improve skills-based education to help prepare more students and workers to secure the good-paying jobs of the future. The bipartisan bill reauthorizes and modernizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act for the first time in more than a decade. As our economy continues to grow, preparing students for the 21st century workforce is critical, and I look forward to this bill becoming law.
Pay Raise for our Troops
Passing a strong national defense bill is critical for the men and women who risk their lives to keep us safe. That's what we did this week in bipartisan fashion. Our nation asks so much of the military, and this legislation gives our troops a well-deserved pay raise and the resources to carry out their missions.
Workflex in the 21st Century Act
As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, I held a hearing this week on the Workflex in the 21st Century Act. This legislation would encourage and allow companies and employers to voluntarily offer their employees a benefits plan that provides a generous paid leave policy as well as a flexible work arrangement option.
Lowering Health Care Premiums
The rising cost of health care is a constant struggle for hardworking Michigan families. They need relief. This week, the House passed a series of bipartisan bills to help bring down health care costs, increase patient choice and access to care, and support workforce development initiatives for health professionals.
More Good Economic News
As I travel Michigan’s 7th district, from neighborhood stores to the factory floor, there is a renewed sense of optimism. The U.S. GDP grew by 4.1% in the second quarter, the fastest rate in years. The economy is thriving thanks to pro-growth policies like tax cuts and regulatory reform. Businesses are hiring and there are more job openings than job seekers. Visit better.gop to learn more about our work to grow the economy and improve people's lives.