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Kline, Foxx Applaud Senate Passage of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statements after the Senate passed the bipartisan, bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R. 803):

"Today we moved one step closer to enacting comprehensive job training reform that will help put Americans back to work,” said Chairman Kline. “I commend our colleagues in the Senate for passing our bipartisan, bicameral agreement. This compromise is the result of a long negotiation process, and I am delighted it’s passed the Senate with strong bipartisan support. America's workers, employers, and taxpayers have waited long enough for Congress to deliver a more efficient, effective, and accountable workforce development system. I am confident the House will send this bill to the president's desk without delay. It's time to get the job done."

“I am very pleased that the Senate has considered the SKILLS Act and used it as the basis for a bipartisan plan to reform the Workforce Investment Act,” said Rep. Foxx. “America’s job seekers need a workforce development system that is focused on their needs and helps them get the skills necessary for jobs that are available now. This legislation will make the system more responsive and accountable, and I look forward to prompt passage of these needed reforms into law.”

To learn more about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, click here.

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