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ADG: Officials withdraw plan to close Job Corps sites

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June 21, 2019

President Donald Trump’s administration “will withdraw plans to end the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center program,” according to U.S. Sen. John Boozman and U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, both Arkansas Republicans.

Under pressure from Congress, the U.S. departments of Labor and Agriculture announced the decision Wednesday evening, according to a joint news release from Boozman and Westerman.

“I think they were very, very surprised with the amount of blow-back they got from this,” said Boozman. “These programs have touched a lot of people for decades.”

Full story: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/jun/21/officials-withdraw-plan-to-close-job-co-1/?business

Original article source: https://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2019/6/adg-officials-withdraw-plan-to-close-job-corps-sites | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

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