WASHINGTON, DC – A day after the House passed an infrastructure jobs bill on a nearly unanimous vote, House and Senate lawmakers announced an agreement on job training legislation that is driven by Republican principles.  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) praised the agreement as good news for people looking for work in this tough economy:

“For Americans having a hard time finding the skills they need for the jobs they want, we are about to deliver reforms that will help close that gap.  The legislation announced today cuts through the clutter of outdated programs and puts a greater focus on in-demand jobs.  It’ll do this while reducing costs and boosting accountability for taxpayers.  This is the same approach Republicans championed in the SKILLS Act, and the credit goes to Chairman Kline, Representative Foxx, and the members of the Education & the Workforce Committee.  With Americans still asking ‘where are the jobs?,’ here’s another example of what we can accomplish when Senate Democrats work with us to address the people’s priorities.”