Briefing Invite: Encouraging Employers to Invest in a Skilled Workforce

As co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Skilled American Workforce Caucus, we invite you and your staff to a briefing highlighting employers who are investing in their own pipeline of workers. On
Wednesday, September 26th at 9:30 a.m. in the Members Room (LJ-162) of the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building, join us to learn:
How can we help employers develop a cohesive training strategy?

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Briefing Invitation: Encouraging Employers to Invest in a Skilled Workforce

As co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Skilled American Workforce Caucus, we invite you and your staff to a briefing highlighting employers who are investing in their own pipeline of workers. On
Wednesday, September 26th at 9:30 a.m. in the Members Room (LJ-162) of the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building, join us to learn:
How can we help employers develop a cohesive training strategy?

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Over 160 Cosponsors -Support the Bipartisan Preventing Maternal Deaths Act

In September 2016, a
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology study highlighted an alarming trend – unlike in almost any other industrialized country, maternal deaths in the United States are on the rise. The maternal mortality rate — maternal deaths per 100,000 live births
— increased to 35.8 in 2014, up from 17.7 in 2000. The United States is ranked 47th globally for its maternal mortality rate.

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Become an original cosponsor of the GIRLS Act!

I write to invite you to join me as an original cosponsor of the GIRLS (Giving Increased Resources to Learning Students) Act, which would give states the flexibility to use federal funding to provide menstrual hygiene products for students in K-12 schools.

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Briefing Invite: Encouraging Employers to Invest in a Skilled Workforce

As co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Skilled American Workforce Caucus, we invite you and your staff to a briefing highlighting employers who are investing in their own pipeline of workers. On
Wednesday, September 26th at 10:00 a.m. in the Members Room (LJ-162) of the Library of Congress’ Thomas Jefferson Building, join us to learn:
How can we help employers develop a cohesive training strategy?

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Cosponsor Resolution Supporting National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

According to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 36 million American adults lack the basic literacy and numeracy skills necessary to succeed at home, in the workplace, and in society. These same individuals experience
higher unemployment rates and lower wages, making it harder for them to support their families. Adult education helps Americans gain the skills they need to become employed, advance in their jobs, engage in postsecondary and training programs, and achieve
economic self-sufficiency.

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Hurricane Maria Conference

September 20, 2018, will mark one year since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  With nearly 3,000 lives lost, Hurricane Maria became the deadliest storm to make landfall in the U.S. since 1900.  Given the magnitude
of loss and damage from Hurricane Maria, we must continue to consult with experts to better understand the ongoing needs of those impacted by this devastating storm.

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