Reps. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) announced the relaunch of the Bipartisan Building Trades Caucus, which brings members of Congress together to discuss the issues that impact the construction industry. The lawmakers note that the caucus will work to expand opportunities to apprenticeship programs and job training programs across the country while supporting and protecting workers in the building trades.

In addition to the relaunch of the Building Trades Caucus, Norcross and Fitzpatrick also highlighted the introduction of the “Apprenticeship Hubs Across America Act” to expand registered apprenticeship opportunities and support job training programs across the U.S. The legislation will establish a new program at the U.S. Department of Labor to grow and expand highly successful registered apprenticeships and create “hubs” throughout the U.S. to further these goals.