Sen. Tim Scott makes the case for his Opportunity Agenda


During the same weekend that he co-moderated a forum on fighting poverty, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) took to Twitter to make the case for his "Opportunity Agenda."

"Since I first came to the Senate," Scott tweeted, "My #OpportunityAgenda has focused on helping all Americans reach the American Dream."

According to Scott's Web site, this agenda includes the "Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE) Act", which Scott says would "expand opportunities and foster success by providing students and parents greater choice when it comes to education."

It also includes the "Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act", which Scott says would turn "our broken workforce development and training system into a more responsive and efficient program that will better enable workers to compete in the 21st century economy."

"I won't rest until every child growing up in poverty like I did knows they have potential and their dreams are attainable," Scott added on Twitter.

Scott's "Opportunity Agenda" also includes the "Leveraging and Energizing America's Apprenticeship Programs (LEAP) Act", which which provides a tax credit to employers to help increase the number of registered apprenticeships in the United States.

His agenda also consists of the "Southern Energy Access (SEA) Jobs Act", which would provide for revenue sharing of qualified revenues from leases in the South Atlantic planning area.

"Everyone should have the opportunity to unleash their potential, no matter who they are or what neighborhood they're from," tweeted Scott. "46 million Americans are living in poverty; we must get serious about providing a hand up."

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