Bloomberg Law
April 20, 2021, 5:12 PM

Senators Seek Bipartisan Job-Training Deal as Covid Cost Jobs

Andrew Kreighbaum
Andrew Kreighbaum

The top senators on a health and education panel say they hope to strike a bipartisan deal to address workforce development after the Covid-19 pandemic wiped out millions of jobs in the U.S.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, said billions of dollars in new spending was needed for workforce training. The comments echo a push from President Joe Biden to do more for job training, including proposing $100 billion in new spending on the issue as part of his $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan last month.

“My colleagues on the committee, on both ...