APSE Public Statement on WIA Reauthorization
On Wednesday May 21, 2014, agreement on a bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (which includes the Rehabilitation Act) was announced by a key group of Democrats and Republican legislators in the Senate and House, led by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). This bill, renamed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), will now go before both houses of Congress for approval, and the understanding at APSE is that the bill is likely to pass both the House and Senate in essentially its current form.
APSE has provided a Public Statement for members concerning the critical components of the renamed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Visit the HELP Committee’s site for a one-page summary of the legislation, section-by-section summaries, and the full text of the legislation.