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                                                               Major US Companies Sign New Job Training Pledge at White House

“A handful of major U.S. companies pledged Thursday to train thousands of American workers over the next half decade as part of a new initiative by the Trump administration to improve workforce development and expand vocational training,” Gabby Morrongiello reports for the Washington Examiner.

“America is blessed with the greatest workers anywhere in the world and today we are taking historic steps to ensure any American has their chance to realize their full potential,” President Donald J. Trump said at the signing.

In Fox News, Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson writes that the company is responding to President Trump’s call for action to address America’s growing skills gap. “We will be investing $100 million to expand employee training and educational opportunities to help workers upgrade their skills,” she says.

“President Donald Trump wants the world to know he has not forgotten the ‘forgotten men and women’ of America whose interests he promised to protect during his presidential campaign,” Sabrina Eaton writes for Cleveland.com. “This initiative is a key pillar in Trump's economic agenda,” Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump said about the President’s latest executive order.

In the Courier Journal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) explains that the radical left’s “calls to ‘Abolish ICE’ have a troubling motive: to no longer enforce our immigration laws and thereby open our national borders.” Sen. McConnell adds that “in a single 12-month period, ICE seized nearly one million pounds of narcotics, arrested individuals accused of more than 5,000 sex crimes and captured more than 4,000 suspected gang members.”


In The Hill, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke writes that he and President Trump support the bipartisan bill before Congress to provide needed funds for deteriorating National Park Service infrastructure. “Every American deserves a park system that is ‘for the benefit and enjoyment of the people,’ as the words above the Roosevelt Arch above Yellowstone National Park proclaim,” Secretary Zinke says.