I currently serve as chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee.
One of my top priorities is helping Kentuckians find jobs. This year, I established the bipartisan Congressional Apprenticeship Caucus and introduced the APPRENTICE Act, both with my colleague Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA). The caucus is bringing members of Congress together to explore how Congress can support apprenticeships as a way to help workers learn skills on the job, and the APPRENTICE Act will help expand apprenticeship opportunities.
I also introduced the bipartisan Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act. This bill would help student borrowers better understand their financial obligations. This bill passed in the House on September 5, 2018.
This Congress, as I have done in previous years, I introduced legislation to reauthorize the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Sadly, last year, NCMEC received more than 27,000 reports of missing children. This bill, which ensures continued federal support of efforts by state and local entities to recover missing and exploited children, was recently signed into law.