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BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 7309, Workforce Development Programs (1)

May 13, 2022, 9:45 AMUpdated: May 17, 2022, 6:10 PM

About $80 billion would be authorized from fiscal 2023 through 2028 for federal workforce development programs under H.R. 7309.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128) — the nation’s primary workforce development law — was last reauthorized in 2014 through fiscal 2020. Its programs have continued to receive funding through the appropriations process since then.

“For decades, WIOA programs have strengthened our economy and helped workers find more sustainable and better-paying jobs,” said House Education and Labor Chair Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the bill’s sponsor, in a March 31 news release. “Now, as Americans across ...