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In this week’s
Supporting our Nation’s Firefighters
Helping Workers Enter New Green Industries
SUPPORTING OUR NATION’S FIREFIGHTERS
Ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, fire departments and first responders across the country have been overstretched—taking on the growing number of responsibilities associated with protecting against terrorist attacks while continuing their vital efforts to prevent and fight fires. As a former Homeland Security and law enforcement official, I fully understand this struggle to maintain peak performance in the face of modern challenges despite coping with budget and personnel shortfalls.
On Wednesday, I had an opportunity to vote for legislation that ensures that firefighters in
In the 7th Congressional District, I am privileged to represent some of our nation’s most talented and dedicated firefighters, who have provided exemplary service to our city despite limited resources. When these grants begin reaching our city, I confident that this track record will continue as our fire departments expand their reach into the community and develop the expertise of our firefighters.
HELPING WORKERS ENTER NEW GREEN INDUSTRIES
This week, I was privileged to join Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to announce two American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants that will be coming to the 7th Congressional District. Each of these grants seeks to address the skyrocketing job losses experienced by workers in previously strong blue-collar industries—including the automotive industry—by funding training programs that prepare workers for
Since the recent bankruptcies of General Motors and
The Indianapolis Private Industry Council, Inc. has also been awarded a $100,000 Green Capacity Building Grant to provide weatherization training to 74 local participants of the YouthBuild Indy program. With this training, participants will have the skills they need to advance in emerging green industries that are producing energy efficient technologies and constructing weatherized buildings.
These Department of Labor grants are yet another clear example that the Recovery Act is meeting its primary goal—to create and preserve jobs and promote economic growth. In the coming months, I will look forward to these and other valuable Recovery Act grants reaching Indianapolis and bringing our Hoosiers neighbors back to work.
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