Committee held bipartisan roundtable today to discuss reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) released the following statement announcing the start of a bipartisan effort to reauthorize the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is the nation’s primary federal workforce development legislation. Today, the Committee held a bipartisan roundtable to discuss opportunities to strengthen WIOA and confront the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“America’s workforce development programs are critical to ensuring a strong recovery for workers, employers, and our economy. Committee Democrats and Republicans are working together to advance a bipartisan reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act that offers workers the opportunity to gain in-demand skills and provides employers the talent they need to succeed and grow. We look forward to holding a series of public hearings to advance this important work and continue the tradition of bipartisan support for workforce development programs.”