Bill to Update Workforce Investment Act Moves Forward in Senate

Efforts to renew the Workforce Investment Act, the 15-year-old law that coordinates job-training programs, moved forward in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday when a key committee endorsed legislation that would eliminate many of the hurdles students must clear to get federal money for job training.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee voted, 18 to 3, in favor of the bill, which would also unify the state agencies in charge of the program. The bill to reauthorize the