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Fixing A Broken Job Training System

Information below reflects committee legislation from the 113th Congress (2013-2014).

To reform the nation'sbroken job training system, House Republicans are advancing the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act (H.R. 803), legislation that will help put Americans back to work. 

Bill Information

Bipartisan, Bicameral Job Training Agreement:

Photo Album: Bipartisan Leaders Gather for WIOA Bill Signing
Background: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) Act
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) Act: Key Improvements from Current Law


Fact Sheet: The Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act
Bill Summary: The Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act


A Maze of Confusing Programs

A Worker-Friendly System


Press Releases

President Signs Bipartisan, Bicameral Job Training Reform Agreement
Overhaul of America’s Job Training Programs Headed to President’s Desk Following Strong Bipartisan Support from Congress
Video Release: Kline Urges Support for Bipartisan, Bicameral Job Training Reform Bill
Bipartisan, Bicameral Job Training Bill a Win for Workers and Taxpayers
Kline, Foxx Applaud Senate Passage of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Praise for Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Improve America’s Workforce Development System
ICYMI: News Reports Highlight Bipartisan Job Training Agreement
Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Announces Deal to Improve American Workforce Development System
House Approves Job Training Reform Legislation
VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Urges Colleagues to Reject the Failed Status Quo
VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Urges Support for SKILLS Act 
Visit to Local Community College Highlights Urgent Need for Job Training Reform
What They're Saying: Governors Support GOP Job Training Reform Efforts
Committee Approves Critical Job Training Reforms
What They're Saying: Employers Praise Job Training Reforms
Committee Republicans Release Broad Job Training Reform Legislation
Leading Job Training Officials Laud Reforms in the SKILLS Act
VIDEO RELEASE: Committee Republicans Highlight How the SKILLS Act Will Strengthen Our Workforce
Just the Facts: The SKILLS Act Supports the Nation's Most Vulnerable Workers
Just the Facts: The SKILLS Act Consolidates Ineffective & Redundant Programs 
Just the Facts: The SKILLS Act Encourages Local Control, Flexibility 
INFOGRAPHIC: A Maze of Confusing Programs
INFOGRAPHIC: A Worker-Friendly System

Committee Activity

Markup: H.R. 803, the SKILLS Act
Hearing: Putting America Back to Work: Reforming the Nation's Workforce Investment System

Letters of Support

Alaska Trucking Association
American Hospital Association 
American Hotel and Lodging Association
American Organization of Nurse Executives
American Truckers Association
Americans for Tax Reform
Arizona Trucking Association
Associated Builders and Contractors
Associated General Contractors
Citizens Against Government Waste
Forging Industry Association
Germanna Community College
Governor Chris Christie
Governor Tom Corbett
Governor Gary Herbert
Governor John Kasich
Governor Bob McDonnell
Governor Rick Scott
Governor Rick Snyder
Independent Electrical Contractors
Indiana Trucking Association
Iowa Trucking Association
Mississippi Trucking Association
Missouri Trucking Association
National Council of Chain Restaurants
National Restaurant Association
National Retail Federation
National Roofing Contractors Association
National Taxpayers Union
Nebraska Trucking Association
Rebuilding America's Middle Class - A Coalition of Community Colleges
Rhode Island Trucking Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Virginia Trucking Association
West Virginia Trucking Association
Wyoming Trucking Association 

Other Resources

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report on the Nation's Job Training System
Majority Leader's Site on the SKILLS Act

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