Administration 'strongly opposes' GOP job training bill

“It must improve services; provide easy one-stop access to those services, including for vulnerable populations; reflect employer and regional economic needs; enhance accountability and transparency; and promote continuous innovation and improvement.”

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The administration also said that the federal government should be doing what it can to help people find jobs, and that it is exploring the possibility of reorganizing current government jobs programs.

The SKILLS Act is part of Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorBottom line Virginia GOP candidates for governor gear up for convention Cantor: 'Level of craziness' in Washington has increased 'on both sides' MORE’s (R-Va.) latest attempt to rebrand the House GOP’s agenda, as Republicans try to broaden their focus from debt and deficits.

Cantor and other top Republicans – like Rep. John Kline, the chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee, which cleared the SKILLS Act – are holding an event in Virginia on the measure on Thursday.

Democrats on the Education panel walked out of a committee vote on the bill last week, saying the GOP’s efforts on the bill were merely public relations.