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Washington, D.C. ­– House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act:

“The tepid economic growth that has left too many Americans behind is underscored by our inability to fill job openings with skilled applicants. Our economy is changing at a rapid pace, and to ensure America keeps up and leads the way in the 21st century, we must encourage educational advancement at all levels. Representative Glenn Thompson (PA-05) and Chairman John Kline (MN-02) recognize the challenge and opportunity facing today’s workers. This bill is an important step to a renewed American workforce.”