WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 9, 2014
The House of Representatives today considered the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), legislation that will help put Americans back to work by reforming the nation’s outdated workforce development system.
During debate, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) described how the bipartisan agreement will protect taxpayers and help workers compete for in-demand jobs.
Men and women across the country are struggling to make ends meet. Many have lost a job and others are working more for less. Learning a new skill or trade can open the door to that next opportunity a worker desperately needs, yet too often flawed policies stand in the way.
Quite frankly our nation’s job training system is broken. We have too many ineffective programs, too much bureaucracy, and very little accountability; the voices of job creators are stifled, state and local leaders are tied up in red tape, and hard-earned taxpayer dollars are wasted.
We’ve known about these problems for years, but have failed to act – until now. We have an opportunity to advance reforms that will help all Americans compete and succeed in today’s workforce.
To read Chairman Kline’s full remarks, click here.
To learn more about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, visit http://edworkforce.house.gov/skillsact/.
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