Summary:To require the Secretary of Labor to award grants for promoting industry or sector partnerships to encourage industry growth and competitiveness and to improve worker training, retention, and advancement as part of an infrastructure investment. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 6/18/19.
STATUS: Introduced 5/17/19 by Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- Infrastructure in the United States is in critical need of an upgrade. The American Society of Civil Engineers recently graded the U.S. system a D+ based on its capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience, and innovation. Any investment to improve our country’s system could create millions of new jobs, requiring millions of skilled workers to fill them. (Source: Rep. Mitchell)
- Earlier this month, bipartisan Congress members introduced the Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills (BUILDS) Act to spur industry partnerships to encourage workforce training programs. (Source: Transportation Today)