ABMA One of the First to Sign On to COTA

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On Thursday, Congressmen Glenn Thompson (PA-15) and Derek Kilmer (WA-6) introduced the Creating Opportunities to Thrive and Advance Act. The American Building Materials Alliance (ABMA) was one of the first to sign on as an endorsing organization.

ABMA Endorses New WFD Bill

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On Thursday, Representatives Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA-15) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6) introduced legislation to help increase awareness of existing workforce development programs now available to job seekers. The legislation, titled the Creating Opportunities to Thrive and Advance Act, would modify the existing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is the central statute governing workforce programs in the U.S. Specifically, the bill seeks to provide guidance to job seekers on career options in high-skill, high-wage, or in-demand industry sectors including the skilled trades.