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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis of Taylorville Friday voted for legislation known as the SKILLS Act to help Americans receive the job training they need in order to compete in the modern workforce. The bill passed the House on a vote of 215-202.

Davis said the SKILLS Act will help the more than 12 million Americans actively looking for jobs receive the education and training they need.

The SKILLS Act, H.R. 803, modernizes and reforms federal workforce development programs to help make life work for more people by eliminating arbitrary roadblocks that prevent workers from accessing job training immediately and ensuring that the workforce investment system is responsive to the needs of employers.

Davis said congress needs to focus on streamlining ineffective and inefficient programs to promote a better use of taxpayer dollars and increase our return on investment. He says the SKILLS Act accomplishes that.

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