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Congressman Rob Wittman Announces His Reintroduction of the PROPEL Act
Washington, June 10, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced his reintroduction of the PROPEL Act. The PROPEL Act would expand access to career and technical education by opening up Pell Grants for short-term vocational or technical training, apprenticeships, or on-job training. Announcing the reintroduction of this bill, Congressman Rob Wittman stated:
“Students deserve the freedom to choose the educational options which are right for them,” said Wittman. “The PROPEL Act gives students that freedom by allowing the use of Pell Grants for short-term vocational or technical training, apprenticeships, or on-job training. That’s not just good for students, but good for our economy. With businesses struggling to find skilled tradesmen, this bill helps encourage students to pursue these well-paying, meaningful careers, filling a critical economic need in the process. I sincerely hope to see my colleagues on both sides of the aisle join me in support of this badly needed legislation.”
Congressman Rob Wittman represents the First District of Virginia. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, where he serves as the ranking member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.