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House Panel Approves $74 Billion Workforce Training Measure

April 5, 2022, 9:17 PM

A House labor committee advanced a reauthorization of the law governing the U.S. Department of Labor’s workforce development programs, a package that would allow for $74 billion through 2028.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act bill (H.R. 7309), approved 29-21 by the House Education and Labor Committee Tuesday, would provide funding and support services for job training programs overseen by the Labor Department and the Department of Education.

Sponsored by committee Chair Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the legislation also would authorize additional funding specifically for workforce development opportunities for formerly incarcerated workers and young people.

“Our nation’s economy has ...