Growing Our Economy Improving Education Creating Jobs
For many of us, the path to fulfillment involves a good-paying, secure job. Many Americans still worry about taking care of their loved ones, finding a reasonable work-life balance and how to connect with workforce training. Our members have advanced solutions address these issues so that every American who works for it can find work and be empowered with the education and skills to pursue their American Dream.
The Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act links workers with job openings and provides training and apprenticeships wherever needed. It makes grants to states so they can provide wage subsidies to enable low-income individuals to enter and retain employment.
Along with good jobs, Americans want a better work-life balance. That’s why our members introduced the Workflex in the 21st Century Act, to make flexible scheduling options possible, along with paid leave for any purpose, available to American workers and employers.
Our Members passed the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act to incentivize state and local governments to hire thoroughly-vetted, highly- qualified American veterans as new law enforcement officers, providing them with meaningful jobs that allow them to continue to serve and protect.
Student loan debt is mounting for more and more Americans. Our members introduced the Flexible Pell Grants For 21st Century Students Act which will allow potentially millions of more American students to pay for their education free from the burden of loans.