|Sponsor||Rep. Cassidy, Bill|
|Committee||Education and Labor|
|Date||November 3, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.Res. 880 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) October 29, 2009.
H.Res. 880 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the efforts of career and technical colleges to educate and train workers for positions in high-demand industries; and
• "Supports the connection career and technical colleges provide between employers and students."
According to the resolution findings, more than 80 percent of respondents in the 2005 National Association of Manufacturers Skills Gap report indicated that they are experiencing a shortage of qualified workers.