July 17, 2014

Editor’s Note: This post includes an excerpt from the National Skills Coalition’s July 10, 2014 blog post, “WIOA Goes to President’s Desk.”

On July 10, 2014, the House passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a bipartisan, bicameral legislation reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) on a bipartisan basis, 415-6. The bill focuses on streamlining programs, reporting and administration. The bill maintains the existing basic structure of the Workforce Investment Act; however, the bill amends current law in a number of ways.

Key changes include:

 

The legislation, authored by Senators Harkin, Alexander, Murray, and Isakson and Representatives Kline, Miller, Foxx, and Hinojosa, was previously approved overwhelmingly by the Senate, 95-3. It now moves to the President’s desk for his signature.

 

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