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Enacted in 1998, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is long overdue to be reauthorized. Once Congress reconvenes on May 4, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce is expected to consider two bills, a Republican version – H.R. 4297; and the Democrats’ alternative – H.R. 4227, that propose to reauthorize the 14-year-old law.
Especially in an election year, the partisan differences are likely to take center stage,
Goodwill Industries International (GII) is looking forward to conducting its sixth annual advocacy day on Tuesday, April 17, as part of the GII Spring Conference.
Nearly 200 Goodwill advocates from around the country will visit Capitol Hill to advocate for federal funding for programs that leverage Goodwill and benefit the people we serve, and for the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
Today, Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), and Joe Heck (R-NV), all members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce introduced The Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 (PDF).
While Goodwill® is still analyzing the bill’s details, it proposes to consolidate 27 programs into one Workforce Investment Fund. The new proposal is based upon on previous bills introduced last year by the three representatives.
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