From United States Representative Claudia Tenney:
For Immediate Release
July 19, 2018
Congresswoman Tenney Stands with President Trump in Reaffirming our Commitment to the American Worker
Tenney Attends President Trump’s Executive Order Signing to Increase Vocational Training
Washington, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) attended President Trump’s remarks on the Administration’s Pledge to the American Worker in the East Room of the White House. Following the President’s remarks, Rep. Tenney joined as the President signed an executive order to enhance vocational training, creating a national council for U.S. workers and a workforce policy advisory board. During the ceremony, companies from across the country signed the pledge to create 500,000 new career and development opportunities for students and workers.
“Too many Americans with the drive and passion to create and innovate haven’t had the opportunity to turn their dreams into realities. Under the past administration, the American workforce was left behind in the wake of bad trade deals, and soaring taxes that drove businesses and jobs overseas. No longer will the American worker be forgotten. Today’s executive order will increase access to workforce development programs, ensuring Americans have the skills they need to succeed in today’s job market,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. “When given a level playing field and the tools to succeed, American workers produce the highest quality goods in the world.”
On July 9, Senior Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, visited New York’s 22nd District to discuss workforce development with Rep. Tenney, Frank Suits Jr., President, and CEO of Suit-Kote Corporation and local elected officials.
As a fierce advocate for increased workforce development, Representative Tenney has cosponsored numerous pieces of legislation that enhance vocational and technical education.
– Supported H.R. 2353, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act: This bipartisan legislation will help every day Americans enter the work force with the skills needed to succeed in well paying, high-demand jobs.
– Cosponsored HR. 2482, the Federal Perkins Loan Program Extension Act of 2017: Extends the program until the end of 2019. Increases access to higher education for lower income students.
– Cosponsored H.R. 3831, the Professional Pell Education Learning (PROPEL) Act: Provides individuals with the opportunity to use Pell Grants at trade and vocational schools.