WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Rules, released the following statement applauding the passage of a bipartisan jobs bill:
"We have heard a lot of talk about Washington’s inability to work together. However, this week, the House passed a bipartisan jobs bill with overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle. This bill underscores our ability to come together to deliver results for the American people by passing legislation that will directly impact American families, our economy, and our labor force.
"According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, 6 million job openings are waiting to be filled, yet at the same time the number of Americans participating in the workforce is at a four-decade low. This bill bridges that gap by encouraging employer-led partnerships to hire recipients from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. I’m proud to join my colleagues from both sides of the aisle in supporting this innovative solution to get Americans back to work."
To learn more about H.R. 2842, Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act, click here.
Caroline Boothe, Communications Director