House Spending Proposal Would Boost Worker Training, Protection

July 11, 2021, 4:53 PM

A House bill released Sunday would beef up support for worker training in a $14.7 billion discretionary funding proposal for the Department of Labor.

  • The draft measure‘s labor funding would be $2.2 billion more than fiscal 2021, and $400 million more than the White House requested
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act state grants would get $250 million more than fiscal 2021 and $76.2 million more than requested
    • Lawmakers are conducting bipartisan talks to reauthorize WIOA, the chief federal worker training program
  • Job Corps programs would receive $1.83 billion—$81.4 million more than the previous year and $75.3 million above the ...

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