IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 5, 2019
Mr. Tester (for himself, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Warner, Mr. Kaine, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Daines, and Ms. Baldwin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
To prohibit the transfer of operations and closure of Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers.
This Act may be cited as the
Job Corps Protection Act.
Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers
Prohibition on transfer of functions
Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including regulations), the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Labor—
shall not transfer the function of any Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center to the Department of Labor; and
shall ensure that each Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is wholly operated solely by the Secretary of Agriculture.
Closure of Centers
None of the funds appropriated to the Department of Agriculture or the Department of Labor for fiscal year 2019 or 2020 shall be used to close any Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center.