South Dade Newsleader: Your Congressman - Helping People Go From Welfare to Work
In the wake of the tragic shooting targeting Members of Congress last month, officials from both sides of the aisle vowed to come together to find common ground. Recently, an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives answered that call when we passed my bill with Democratic Rep. Danny Davis, of Illinois, the "Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act."
A job is something that dignifies the human condition. It is an opportunity for every individual to make a contribution to their families, their local communities, and to our country. This bill is an innovative solution that will give more people access to that opportunity.
This bill empowers states, giving them the ability to take into account their own unique challenges and designs programs that meet both their employers and job-seekers' needs, rather than a top-down Washington approach.
The American people expect both major parties to have our differences and disagreements, but they also expect us to find common ground, and I am proud that Republicans and Democrats have done this in favor of those who need it most – needy families in our country. I hope the Senate will take this bill up and send it to the president's desk.
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