PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Representative Massie Votes No on SKILLS Act

 

U.S. Representative Massie Votes No on SKILLS Act

“If Congress is serious about dealing with the country’s fiscal problems, they have to be willing to reduce spending not increase it”

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Massie voted against the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (SKILLS Act). H.R. 803 would consolidate job-training programs under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) into a single funding stream.

“Only two weeks ago Washington was on edge over sequester cuts, yet it continues to produce legislation like this that increases mandatory spending,” said Rep. Massie. “If Congress is serious about dealing with the country’s fiscal problems, they have to be willing to reduce spending not increase it.”

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the SKILLS Act would result in approximately $32 billion in mandatory spending and $50 billion in additional discretionary spending through 2022.

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