- Peter Osborne
Stauber leads revived push for apprenticeship investment
Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) is leading the push to reintroduce bipartisan legislation that would expand our nation’s workforce by investing more than $3.5 billion over a five-year period to increase access to registered apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeships.
Stauber joined with nine other #RMSP members and 91 members of Congress in reintroducing a bill that passed the House in the 116th Congress with a vote of 246-140.
He described the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (H.R. 447) by saying, “As our nation works to accelerate our economy, it has become more important than ever to support the trades. By increasing access to the successful registered apprenticeship program, this legislation will allow more workers to earn while they learn and will deliver more job opportunities during a difficult time. Northern Minnesota has several upcoming projects in mining, healthcare, construction, and other sectors. This vote was a critical step in ensuring these important projects move forward seamlessly. Therefore, I was proud to help advance legislation that will unleash the economic engine in our communities, close the skills gap and help middle class Americans succeed.”
Other RMSP members who have signed on as co-sponsors are Representatives Don Bacon, Mike Bost, Brian Fitzpatrick, Andrew Garbarino, John Katko, Adam Kinzinger, David McKinley, and Pete Stivers.