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FBI Refused to Charge Islamist Teen, Then Monday He Killed a Child, Stabbed 2 Others

By Rebekah Baker /The Western Journal A self-proclaimed ISIS sympathizer accused of stabbing three people, one fatally, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida was ...

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US Appeals Court Upholds Texas’ Anti-Sanctuary Cities Law  

 Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference on November 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas about the First ...

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Non-citizen voters discovered in Chicago suburb

CRIME |Spero News | BY MARTIN BARILLAS In Illinois, where observers of politics have often ruefully mused is the state where the electorate votes ...

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City of Baltimore to spend taxpayer money on lawyers for illegal immigrants

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has been supportive of the plan to use $200,000 to pay for the legal expenses of ...

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11 people caught trying to sneak into the United States from Canada

boyphare / The Conservative Institute We hear plenty about immigrants from Mexico and Central America trying to sneak through the southern ...

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Bill to Reduce Size of Legislature Passes House, Knowles Says

  Representative Jerry Knowles 124th District Pennsylvania House of Representatives Media Contact:  Krisinda Corbin 717.705.2032 /   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2018   Bill to Reduce Size of Legislature Passes House, ...

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Smucker Seeks to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog, Bring Justice to Victims of Sexual Assault

Smucker Seeks to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog, Bring Justice to Victims of Sexual Assault   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) ...

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Barletta Supports Lifeline to Main Street

Barletta Supports Lifeline to Main Street   WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1116, the TAILOR Act by a vote of 247 ...

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You’re Invited! State Rep Eric Roe's Report

Weekly Roundup Thursday, March 15, 2018 The latest news from the State Capitol You’re Invited!     Read More

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Mike's Memo Week of March 19, 2018

View this email in a browser Welcome to"Mike's Memo," an update on what's happening in the 48th Senatorial District and the State ...

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Rep. Smucker’s E-Update


Preparing Workers for the 21st Century Economy

I believe one of the best ways to lift people out of poverty and provide more opportunity is to connect them with a good-paying, family-sustaining job. When I was operating a small construction company for 25 years, I saw the skills gap firsthand. There were times when we couldn’t expand our business and create jobs because skilled workers were simply unavailable.

That’s why I introduced the USA Workforce Tax Credit Act  legislation establishing a new federal tax credit that will encourage charitable donations for community-based apprenticeship programs, career and technical education, workforce development, and education preparedness. I was glad to participate in a panel discussion recently (pictured above) that included Corporal Jeffrey Cleland (pictured right), a retired Marine and the current director of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Institute. He shared with the group the importance of workforce development programs for veterans, and how they can help in the transition back to civilian life.

You can read more about this new legislation here. And if you have any input you’d like to share with me about how we can close the skills gap, feel free to email me here.

Bipartisan Effort to Combat the Opioid Epidemic


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