Renew funding for workforce development?

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Bill Summary

This bill would renew funding for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by authorizing $78 billion over six years. The bill seeks to train one million workers per year by 2028 and establishes a Department of Labor program to assist individuals with the transition from incarceration back to employment. The bill also expands summer job programs for youth, and provides funding for innovative approaches to workforce development. Sponsor: Rep. Bobby Scott (Democrat, Virginia, District 3) View full bill text ➔

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Opponents say

•    "The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is a missed opportunity. It is a missed opportunity for bipartisanship, it is a missed opportunity to modernize our workforce development programs, it is a missed opportunity to expand the role of employers in workforce development programs, and it’s a missed opportunity to remove barriers to skilled development." Source: Rep. Virginia Foxx (Republican, North Carolina, District 5)

Proponents say

•    "For decades, WIOA programs have strengthened our economy and helped workers find more sustainable and better-paying jobs. Now, as Americans across the country are getting back to work, it is more critical than ever that we expand access to high-quality job training opportunities." Source: Rep. Bobby Scott (Democrat, Virginia, District 3)