Cosponsor H.R. 3204, the On-the-Job Training Tax Credit Act

Many employers today have trouble hiring because of the “skills gap” – the gap between the labor force available for hire and the labor pool with the skills employers need.  This is reflected in recent employment data.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports
that in May 2017 the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent and 6.9 million people remained unemployed.  However, on the last business day of April there were 6 million job openings throughout the country.  We can and we must work to close this gap and put Americans
back to work.

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Encourage Stability and Growth for Small Businesses in HUBZones

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of H.R. 3294, the HUBZone Uniformity and Business Stability (HUBS) Act of 2017. This important piece of legislation will help ensure that small businesses in underutilized business areas have fair and equal access
to the federal marketplace, which awards over $400 billion dollars in federal contracts each year. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by myself and Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH), in our capacities as Ranking Member and Chairman of the Committee on
Small Business,  would make important reforms to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program.  These reforms would ensure the initiative functions more efficiently and effectively, creating greater opportunity in areas that face significant
economic hurdles. After listening to small businesses, I am confident the reforms we are proposing will strengthen the HUBZone initiative and, ultimately, mean greater economic opportunity for those living in economically distressed regions.

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Briefing (TODAY): NAFTA 101 Briefing Series – Currency Manipulation & Rule of Origin

Nearly a quarter century has passed since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was initially negotiated.  On July 24th the Administration outlined its negotiating strategy for revising the Agreement and said it will seek to deter currency
manipulation by trading partners as well as push to strengthen rules of origins. But what do they mean, what should we expect, and how do we ensure they follow through with their promises?

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Briefing (TOMORROW): NAFTA 101 Briefing Series – Currency Manipulation & Rule of Origin

Nearly a quarter century has passed since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was initially negotiated.  On July 24th the Administration outlined its negotiating strategy for revising the Agreement and said it will seek to deter currency
manipulation by trading partners as well as push to strengthen rules of origins. But what do they mean, what should we expect, and how do we ensure they follow through with their promises?

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