House Committee Approves WIA Reauthorization
On June 7, 2012, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 (H.R. 4297), which would reauthorize and restructure several federal workforce programs under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA, P.L. 105-220). FFIS reported on H.R. 4297 as it was originally introduced in Issue Brief 12-16.
The bill approved by the committee differs slightly from the version introduced in March. This Issue Brief examines the amendments of importance to states and provides updated estimates for fiscal year (FY) 2013 state allocations under the new consolidated program to reflect changes made at the committee level.