Senate Committee Introduces Bill to Reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act
September 29, 2003
On September 17, Senators Judd Gregg (NH), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Edward M. Kennedy (MA), Ranking Member, Michael B. Enzi (WY), Chair of the HELP Subcommittee on Employment, Safety and Training, and Patty Murray (WA), Ranking Member, introduced the Workforce Investment Act Amendments of 2003, S 1627, to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). Conference staff worked closely with the HELP committee staff in drafting this bipartisan bill to ensure that issues of importance to mayors were addressed including governance, youth and one'stop infrastructure funding. The markup of S. 1627 in the Senate HELP Committee, originally scheduled for last week, has been postponed due to the passing of Chairman Gregg's father, former New Hampshire Governor Hugh Gregg. A rescheduled markup will be announced at a later date. The House of Representatives passed their version of WIA reauthorization, The Workforce Reinvestment and Adult Education Act of 2003, HR 1262, on May 8.
Representatives passed their version of WIA reauthorization, The Workforce Reinvestment and Adult Education Act of 2003, HR 1262, on May 8.