Federal - HR 803

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Introduced

February 25, 2013

Description

This bill will reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act and increase employment opportunities and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities, including through encouraging meaningful input by employers and vocational rehabilitation service providers on successful and prospective employment and placement strategies and ensure that youth with disabilities and students with disabilities who are transitioning from receipt of special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq.) and receipt of services under section 504 of this Act are either continuing their education or employed in competitive integrated employment independently.

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  • Dec. 8, 2014Foxx, R-N.C., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H8823-H8824

  • Nov. 17, 2014Harkin, D-Iowa, Senate speech: Discusses the law. Congressional Record p. S6007-S6012

  • July 31, 2014T. Scott, R-S.C., Senate speech: Lauds passage of the bill. Congressional Record p. S5304-S5305

  • July 31, 2014Carney, D-Del., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 378, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1297-E1298

  • July 30, 2014Woodall, R-Ga., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H7109-H7115

  • July 24, 2014Byrne, R-Ala., House speech: Lauds passage of the bill. Congressional Record p. H6752-H6753

  • July 22, 2014Alexander, R-Tenn., Senate speech: Discusses the bill. (Colloquy with Murray, D-Wash.) Congressional Record p. S4669-S4670

  • July 22, 2014 — Became Public Law, PL 113-128, 128 Stat. 1425.

  • July 22, 2014 — Signed by the president.

  • July 15, 2014 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S4501

  • July 11, 2014Messer, R-Ind., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. E1146

  • July 11, 2014 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H6133

  • July 10, 2014Perlmutter, D-Colo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 378, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E1139

  • July 10, 2014McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. E1137

  • July 10, 2014R. Kelly, D-Ill., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. H6041

  • July 9, 2014D.M. Payne, D-N.J., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. H5886

  • July 9, 2014Yoder, R-Kan., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. H5885

  • July 9, 2014Foxx, R-N.C., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H5884

  • July 9, 2014Wagner, R-Mo., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. H5883

  • July 9, 2014Capito, R-W.Va., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. H5882

  • July 9, 2014G. Thompson, R-Pa., House speech: Lauds passage of the bill. Congressional Record p. H5881

  • July 9, 2014 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. H6009

  • July 9, 2014 — Measure, as amended, passed in the House by roll call vote, 415-6, via motion to concur. Congressional Record p. H6009

  • July 9, 2014House Vote 378 Workforce Investment Reauthorization — Motion to Concur
    Kline, R-Minn., motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill that would overhaul and reauthorize workforce training programs and make changes in the makeup of advisory boards. It also would set out specific authorized appropriations, which would increase annually, for each program through fiscal 2020. The measure would eliminate 15 workforce training programs and reduce the size of state and local workforce boards. It would allow certain jobseekers to receive more intensive levels of training without first undergoing basic services. The bill also would limit the eligibility of under-performing Job Corps in competitions for contract renewals. In addition, it would require increased data collection and publication on the programs. Motion agreed to thus cleared for the president, 415-6. Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (281 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H5887-H5971, H6009-H6010

  • July 8, 2014Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., House speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. H5862

  • June 26, 2014T. Scott, R-S.C., Senate speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. S4126

  • June 26, 2014Cardin, D-Md., Senate speech: Supports the bill. (Colloquy with Cardin, D-Md.) Congressional Record p. S4124-S4126

  • June 25, 2014Thune, R-S.D., Senate speech: Discusses the bill. (Colloquy with Reid, D-Nev., and McConnell, R-Ky.) Congressional Record p. S3950-S3952

  • June 25, 2014 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment no. 3382, to the title, agreed to by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S3991

  • June 25, 2014Senate Vote 214 Workforce Training Reauthorization — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would overhaul and reauthorize workforce training programs and make changes in the makeup of advisory boards. It also would set out specific authorized appropriations, which would increase annually, for each program through fiscal 2020. The measure would eliminate 15 workforce training programs and reduce the size of state and local workforce boards. It would allow certain jobseekers to receive more intensive levels of training without first undergoing basic services. The bill also would limit the eligibility of under-performing Job Corps in competitions for contract renewals. In addition, it would require increased data collection and publication on the programs. Passed 95-3. Note: A "yea" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. S3982

  • June 25, 2014Senate Vote 213 Workforce Training Reauthorization — Evaluation Reports
    Lee, R-Utah, amendment no. 3380 to the Murray, D-Wash., substitute amendment no. 3378 that would require that the Labor Department to submit an evaluation report every fourth year and, if not submitted, reduce the secretary's office budget by 5 percent each year until the report is finalized. Rejected 40-58. Congressional Record p. S3979-S3982

  • June 25, 2014Senate Vote 212 Workforce Training Reauthorization — Board Reappointments
    Flake, R-Ariz., amendment no. 3379 to the Murray, D-Wash., substitute amendment no. 3378 that would make the appointment and certification of a new local board permissible instead of required for areas that do not meet performance standards. Rejected 33-63. Note: Congressional Record p. S3975-S3979, S3982

  • June 25, 2014 — Harkin, D-Iowa, for Murray, D-Wash., amendment no. 3381 (to amendment no. 3378), relating to a report on date capability of federal and state databases and data exchange agreements, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S3972-S3975

  • June 25, 2014 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment no. 3378, in the nature of a substitute, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S3964-S3972

  • June 25, 2014 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S3964-S3991

  • June 25, 2014Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • June 25, 2014 — Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee discharged by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S3964

  • June 25, 2014 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3385 (3378). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4005, S4088

  • June 25, 2014 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3384 (3378). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4005, S4087-S4088

  • June 25, 2014 — Portman, R-Ohio, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3383 (3378). (Ordered to lie on the table.) Congressional Record p. S4005, S4087

  • June 25, 2014 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3382. Congressional Record p. S4005, S4087

  • June 25, 2014 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3381 (3378). Congressional Record p. S4005, S4086-S4087

  • June 25, 2014 — M. Lee, R-Utah, amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3380 (3378). Congressional Record p. S4005, S4086

  • June 25, 2014 — Flake, R-Ariz., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3379 (3378). Congressional Record p. S4005, S4086

  • June 25, 2014 — Murray, D-Wash., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3378. Congressional Record p. S4005, S4006-S4086

  • May 21, 2014Draft bill text released by Sen. Murray, D-Wash.

  • April 28, 2014Alexander, R-Tenn., Senate speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. S2411-S2414

  • March 24, 2014Foxx, R-N.C., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H2567-H2568

  • March 14, 2014Foxx, R-N.C., House speech: Lauds passage of the bill. Congressional Record p. H2472

  • Jan. 27, 2014Boehner, R-Ohio, House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H1254-H1255

  • Jan. 13, 2014Foxx, R-N.C., House speech: Urges Senate passage of the bill. Congressional Record p. H166

  • Jan. 9, 2014Thune, R-S.D., Senate speech: Supports the bill. Congressional Record p. S191-S192

  • Jan. 9, 2014Isakson, R-Ga., Senate speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. S192-S193

  • Jan. 9, 2014 — Companion measure, S 1911, introduced by Scott, R-S.C.

  • Jan. 7, 2014Foxx, R-N.C., House speech: Discusses the bill. Congressional Record p. H5

  • July 25, 2013Rothfus, R-Pa., House speech: Supports the bills. Congressional Record p. H5078

  • March 20, 2013Adam Smith, D-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 73-74, and would have voted yea on 73 and nay on 74 if present. Congressional Record p. E345

  • March 20, 2013Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no. 75, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E339

  • March 19, 2013Schakowsky, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote nos. 73-75, and would have voted yea on 73 and 74 and nay on 75 if present. Congressional Record p. E332

  • March 18, 2013McHenry, R-N.C., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote nos. 73-75, and would have voted nay on 73-74 and yea on 75 if present. Congressional Record p. E322

  • March 18, 2013Van Hollen, D-Md., House speech: Opposes the bill and supports the Democratic substitute amendment. Congressional Record p. E322

  • March 18, 2013John Lewis, D-Ga., House speech: Opposes the bills. Congressional Record p. E321-E322

  • March 18, 2013Foster, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote nos. 73-75, and would have voted yea on 73-74 and nay on 75 if present. Congressional Record p. E320

  • March 18, 2013Costa, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote nos. 73-75, and would have voted yea on 73-74, and nay on 75 if present. Congressional Record p. E319

  • March 18, 2013 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Congressional Record p. S1891

  • March 15, 2013Woodall, R-Ga., House speech: Lauds passage of the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act (HR 803), supports the Fiscal 2014 House Budget Resolution (H Con Res 25) and opposes the Fiscal 2014 Senate Budget Resolution (S Con Res 8). Congressional Record p. H1537-H1542

  • March 15, 2013Wagner, R-Mo., House speech: Supports the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act. Congressional Record p. H1434

  • March 15, 2013House Vote 75 Job Training Program Consolidation — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would reauthorize through fiscal 2020 the Workforce Investment Act and consolidate 35 employment and training programs into a single funding stream for state and local use. As amended, it would authorize the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study to determine the administrative cost savings realized through elimination or consolidation of WIA programs under the bill. It also would require that the authorization for WIA be reduced by 10 percent for the next fiscal year if reports due to Congress evaluating WIA programs are not submitted in the time periods specified, and by an additional 10 percent each fiscal year until the report is submitted. Passed 215-202. Note: A "nay" was a vote in support of the president's position. Congressional Record p. H1529-H1530

  • March 15, 2013House Vote 74 Job Training Program Consolidation — Recommit
    Miller, D-Calif., motion to recommit the bill to the House Education and the Workforce Committee and report it back immediately with an amendment that would clarify that nothing in the bill would repeal, deny or loosen employment protections, training opportunities or educational benefits for certain seniors, veterans, women or youth. It also would incrementally increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 within two years of the bill's enactment. Motion rejected 184-233. Congressional Record p. H1527-H1529

  • March 15, 2013 — Committee of the Whole amendment agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H1527

  • March 15, 2013 — House Rules Committee amendment, in the nature of a substitute, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H1527

  • March 15, 2013House Vote 73 Job Training Program Consolidation — Democratic Substitute
    Tierney, D-Mass., substitute amendment that would reauthorize and modify the Workforce Investment Act. It would require unified state plans that coordinate job training, adult education and postsecondary education among program partners. It would expand on-the-job training, incumbent worker training, transitional jobs and paid work experience programs. It would allow individuals seeking assistance to access training without first being required to access other job search services. It would authorize funding for the Community College to Career Fund to expand capacity to train workers in high-growth industries. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 192-227. Congressional Record p. H1475-H1527

  • March 15, 2013 — Garrett, R-N.J., amendment no. 5, to require that if reports due to Congress that evaluate the programs that are covered by this legislation are not transmitted on or before the time period specified for that report, amounts authorized to be appropriated under this title shall be reduced by 10 percent for the next fiscal year and reduced by an additional 10 percent for each subsequent fiscal year until such report is transmitted to Congress, agreed to by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H1474-H1474

  • March 15, 2013 — Black, R-Tenn., amendment no. 4, to express the sense of Congress that any administrative costs to federal, state or local entities as a result of this act be off-set by funds currently being used for marketing and outreach at the United States Department of Agriculture, withdrawn by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H1473-H1474

  • March 15, 2013 — Young, R-Alaska, amendment no. 3, to change the percentage of authorized state allotment funding set aside for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian employment and training grants by replacing a provision that limits the set aside to no more than 1 percent of total funding with a fixed 1 percent guarantee, agreed to by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H1472-H1473

  • March 15, 2013 — Gallego, D-Texas, amendment no. 2, to add advanced manufacturing in the state and local plans sections to assist American Veterans obtain better job opportunities in that field, agreed to by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H1472

  • March 15, 2013 — Foxx, R-N.C., amendment no. 1, to provide an application process for local or regional boards to be designated as a local workforce investment area, authorize the GAO to complete two studies related to Workforce Investment Act programs, and make technical and clarifying amendments, agreed to by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H1469-H1472

  • March 15, 2013 — Considered and amended by the House. Congressional Record p. H1435-H1530

  • March 14, 2013G. Thompson, R-Pa., House speech: Supports the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act. Congressional Record p. H1416

  • March 14, 2013Yoder, R-Kan., House speech: Encourages colleagues to support the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act. Congressional Record p. H1405

  • March 14, 2013Conyers, D-Mich., House speech: Opposes the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act (HR 803), and urges Congress to pass jobs legislation such as a bill to establish the National Full Employment Trust Fund to create employment opportunities for the unemployed (HR 1000). Congressional Record p. E301

  • March 14, 2013House Vote 71 Job Training Program Consolidation — Rule
    Adoption of the rule that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would reauthorize through fiscal 2020 the Workforce Investment Act and consolidate 35 employment and training programs into a single funding stream for state and local use. Adopted 226-191. Congressional Record p. H1415

  • March 14, 2013House Vote 70 Job Training Program Consolidation — Previous Question
    Foxx, R-N.C., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 113) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would reauthorize through fiscal 2020 the Workforce Investment Act and consolidate 35 employment and training programs into a single funding stream for state and local use. Motion agreed to 225-191. Congressional Record p. H1413

  • March 13, 2013 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 113, reported to the House as a rule for HR 803.

  • March 13, 2013Statement of Administration Policy issued by Office of Management and Budget.

  • March 13, 2013 — House Rules Committee granted, by voice vote, a structured rule for HR 803; the rule provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee; the rule waives all points of order against consideration of the bill; the rule makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-4 and provides that it shall be considered as read; the rule waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute; the rule makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report; each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. Congressional Record p. H1390, H1394, D192

  • March 12, 2013Foxx, R-N.C., House speech: Urges the House to pass the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act. Congressional Record p. H1335

  • March 12, 2013 — Reported to the House amended by the House Education and the Workforce Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 113-14, Part 1Congressional Record p. H1355

  • March 12, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Flores, (R-Texas)Kelly, (R-Pa.)
  • March 11, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Griffin, (R-Ark.)Radel, (R-Fla.)Walden, G. (R-Ore.)
  • March 8, 2013Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • March 7, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Hudson, (R-N.C.)Huelskamp, (R-Kan.)
  • March 6, 2013Foxx, R-N.C., House speech: Urges colleagues to support the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act. Congressional Record p. H1317

  • March 6, 2013 — Education & the Workforce Committee vote: Workforce Investment Reauthorization-Vote to Report
    Ordered reported favorably to the full House 23-0.

  • March 6, 2013 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

    March 6, 2013 — Committee Vote: Workforce Investment Reauthorization — En Bloc Amendments

    En bloc approval of the following amendments by:

    • Tim Walberg, R-Mich., which would revise the application and approval process for states that submit unified plans for various workforce activities or programs. It would allow states to submit their plans to the Labor Department, as opposed to several federal agencies as currently required by law .
    • Susan W. Brooks, R-Ind., which would allow states to reserve a portion of their employment and training funds to implement pay-for-performance strategies for eligible training providers. A pay-for-performance strategy is a program of employment and training activities that pays employers a fixed amount for each participant who achieves a certain level of performance .
    • Martha Roby, R-Ala., which would prohibit federal workforce development funds from being used for publicity or propaganda or to lobby Congress or any state or local legislature .
    • Adopted by voice vote.

      March 6, 2013 — Committee Vote: Workforce Investment Reauthorization — Substitute Amendment
        Foxx, R-N.C. —

      Substitute amendment that would eliminate the Twenty-First Century Workforce Commission, which studies the information technology workforce in the United States.

      It would require the Office of Management and Budget to identify the number of federal employees who work or administer programs that would be repealed under the bill; it would require those federal agencies that administered the programs to reduce the size of their federal workforce by that number.

      It would require Jobs Corps center operators to enact cost-efficiency measures during shortfalls to the operating budget.

      It also would eliminate language to require the Labor Secretary to immediately close a number of low-performing Jobs Corps centers.

      The amendment would require states and local areas to report how much they spend annually on administrative costs.

      It also would make technical changes.

      Adopted by voice vote.

      March 6, 2013 — Committee Vote: Workforce Investment Reauthorization — Vote to Report

      Overhaul and reauthorize the 1998 Workforce Investment Act (PL 105-220), which expired in 2003, to revise requirements for workforce investment systems for job training and employment services.

      The bill would require each state’s Workforce Investment Board to assist the governor in developing a state plan to review and develop policies and programs that support a comprehensive workforce development system.

      The board would also be required to develop a statewide workforce and labor market information system, which could include the use of state economic development data. The board would have to develop strategies that meet the needs of employers and support economic growth, with communication, coordination and collaboration among employers, economic development agencies and service providers.

      The measure would require the board to develop and ensure continuous progress in comprehensive state performance measures. It would require the Education secretary to conduct an independent evaluation every five years of the programs and activities authorized by the bill.

      The bill would consolidate 35 employment and training programs into a Workforce Investment Fund, which would be a single source of support for employers and job seekers. Funding for those programs would be merged into a block grant to the states. The bill would also require two-thirds of the members of each local workforce board be employers.

      The measure also would require that local Workforce Investment boards represent businesses with immediate and long-term employment opportunities in in-demand industries and other occupations important to the local economy.

      The local boards would be required to analyze the economic conditions in their areas, the immediate and long-term skilled workforce needs of in-demand industries and occupations, the workforce’s knowledge and skills and workforce development activities, including education and training. The boards also would be required to assist governors in developing statewide workforce and labor market information systems.

      The bill would repeal the law that created the Youth Conservation Corps (91-378), a youth summer work program on federal lands, and the law that authorized aid to organizations that deliver technical assistance to employers and labor organizations to help them recruit and train women in nontraditional occupations, known as the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Act (102-530).

      The measure would require a state receiving funds under the bill to carry out statewide employment and training activities and implement strategies and services to help at-risk and out-of-school youth get the education and skills needed in the labor market.

      As amended, the bill would:

    • Eliminate the Twenty-First Century Workforce Commission, which studies the information technology workforce in the United States.
    • Require the Office of Management and Budget to identify the number of federal employees who work or administer programs that would be repealed under the bill; it would require those federal agencies that administered the programs to reduce the size of their federal workforce by that number.
    • Require Jobs Corps centers to enact cost-efficiency measures during shortfalls to the operating budget.
    • Eliminate language that would require the Labor secretary to immediately close a number of low-performing Jobs Corps centers.
    • Require states and local areas to report how much they spend annually on administrative costs.
    • Revise the application and approval process for states that submit unified plans for workforce activities or programs; it would allow states to submit their plans to the Labor Department, as opposed to several federal agencies as currently required by law.
    • Allow states to reserve a portion of their statewide employment and training funds to implement pay-for-performance strategies for eligible training providers; such pay-for-performance strategies outline workforce training programs that pay employers fixed amounts for each participant who achieves a certain level of performance.
    • Prohibit federal workforce development funds from being used for publicity or propaganda purposes or to lobby Congress or any state or local legislature.
    • Ordered reported favorably to the full House 23-0.

  • March 4, 2013 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Poe, (R-Texas)Roby, (R-Ala.)
  • Feb. 25, 2013 — Original cosponsor(s): 14

    Brooks, S. (R-Ind.)Heck, J. (R-Nev.)Roe, (R-Tenn.)
    Bucshon, (R-Ind.)Kline, J. (R-Minn.)Rokita, (R-Ind.)
    DesJarlais, (R-Tenn.)Marchant, (R-Texas)Salmon, (R-Ariz.)
    Ellmers, (R-N.C.)McKeon, (R-Calif.)Stivers, (R-Ohio)
    Guthrie, (R-Ky.)Messer, (R-Ind.)
  • Feb. 25, 2013 — Read twice and referred to: House Agriculture, House Education and the Workforce, House Energy and Commerce, House Judiciary, House Transportation and Infrastructure, House Veterans' Affairs.Congressional Record p. H626