Capitol Correspondence - 04.26.21

House Education and Labor Committee Takes First Steps in Bipartisan Update to Federal Workforce Development Programs

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To keep our members abreast of important policy discussions surrounding disability employment and the broader, national workforce, we share this press release by the House Education and Labor Committee:

WASHINGTON – Chairman Robert C. ‘Bobby’ Scott (VA-03) and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (NC-05) released the following statement announcing the start of a bipartisan effort to reauthorize the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is the nation’s primary federal workforce development legislation. Today, the Committee held a bipartisan roundtable to discuss opportunities to strengthen WIOA and confront the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

America’s workforce development programs are critical to the success of workers, employers, and our economy. Committee Democrats and Republicans are working together to advance a bipartisan reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act that offers workers the opportunity to gain in-demand skills and provides employers the talent they need to succeed and grow. We look forward to holding a series of public hearings to advance this important work and continue the tradition of bipartisan support for workforce development programs