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Herrera Beutler backs bill for tech ed financial aid


U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Andy Levin (D-MI), John Katko (R-NY), and Steven Horsford (D-NV) introduced legislation last Wednesday to expand access to financial aid for technical education programs. H.R. 3497, the Jumpstart Our Businesses By Supporting Students (JOBS) Act expands Pell Grant eligibility to qualifying short-term training programs to help more Americans gain access to industry recognized credentials.

This bill provides the companion to legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tim Kaine (D-VA).

“My focus has always been on making sure Southwest Washington residents...

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