DeLauro, Scott Statement on Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers
WASHINGTON, DC (May 24, 2019) – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Chair of the Education and Labor Committee, today released the following statement on the United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) and United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to stop operating several Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers (CCC).
“We are disappointed by the Trump Administration’s decision to turn its back on the youth that depend on the Job Corps program in rural communities,” said DeLauro and Scott. “These programs give young people valuable on-the-job experience and training—putting them on the path to a good job while learning about how to conserve and protect our natural resources. That is why Democrats are fighting to increase Job Corps funding by $150 million this year. In stark contrast the Trump Administration cut $703 million from Job Corps in the President’s Budget, as a way to pay for the Republican’s irresponsible $2 trillion tax cut. Their approach is without merit, it is misguided, and they should immediately reverse course.”