Skills for success
Expanding Career and Technical Education
In today’s economy, we know that not everyone follows the same path into the workforce. As I meet with educators, workers, and manufacturers across the district, I consistently hear about the need to improve career and technical education programs and close the skills gap. This week the House passed bipartisan legislation to expand opportunities for more students and workers to enter the workforce with the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs. Click here to watch my speech on the House floor.
Combating Asian Carp and Protecting the Great Lakes
Invasive species like Asian carp pose a real threat to the Great Lakes ecosystem. On Friday, we learned troubling news that one was discovered just nine miles from Lake Michigan, increasing the urgency to take bipartisan, commonsense steps to protect the Great Lakes. The administration should promptly release the Brandon Road Study so we can move forward with long-term solutions to combat Asian carp before it’s too late.
Bipartisan VA Reforms Signed Into Law
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has faced culture problems for years, and in too many cases, failed to live up to the standards of high quality care our veterans deserve. Reforming the VA begins with ushering in a new era of accountability and rooting out bad actors who overshadow the dedicated employees serving our nation’s heroes. These long-overdue reforms will help make a real difference for veterans and their families, and I am delighted that President Trump has signed this bipartisan bill into law.
Meeting with Michigan FFA Students
This week I had the privilege of visiting with students from the Future Farmers of America chapters in Branch and Hillsdale Counties. They have a bright future ahead as our state's agriculture leaders.
News and Pictures
- Hillsdale Daily News | Winona Statue unveiled in Mrs. Stock’s Park
- VIDEO | Walberg Recognizes CTE Presidential Scholar from Springport on House Floor
- Attending the first race weekend at Michigan International Speedway