U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte today wrote a letter urging the Trump administration to stop the closures of Civilian Conservation Centers (CCC) nationally, and to ensure they all remain under the Department of Agriculture (USDA).
“[Civilian Conservation Centers] operate in 17 national forests and grasslands across 16 states and aim to train over 4,000 youth and young adults, many of whom are at-risk individuals originating from low-income, rural communities,” the letter states. “Rural development is a core USDA mission, and CCC students provide significant services to rural America...We strongly urge you maintain the CCC program.”
To read the full letter, click HERE.
On May 24th, the Department of Labor announced the decision to close the Anaconda Job Corps training center.
Since the Trump Administration released its list of closures, the Delegation has been active in working to ensure the Anaconda site remains open and designated a CCC.
On Saturday, June 1, Daines spoke directly to President Trump on the importance of the Anaconda site and urged him to keep it open. On Monday, June 3rd, Daines announced Trump told him the site would remain open.
Tester and Daines will be introducing legislation to prevent Job Corps closures or privatization.