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ALA recognizes Rep. Holt’s leadership

The American Library Association expresses its deepest appreciation for the distinguished work of Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ), a leader who has worked tirelessly to support public, academic and school libraries nationwide. We are sad to report that Rep. Holt today

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House passes the Workforce Investment Act

On March 15, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 803, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act which would reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The ALA Washington Office has been working with Members on

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House Ed and Workforce Committee Reports a Workforce Investment Bill

Yesterday, the House Education and Workforce Committee marked-up (reported out of committee) H.R. 803, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Life Long Skills (SKILLS) Act, on a 23-0 vote after the 18 Democrats serving on the committee walked out mid

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WILL Act Reintroduced in House

Last week, Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) reintroduced H.R. 113, the Workforce Investment through Local Libraries (WILL) Act for the new 113th Congress.  This legislation proposes including libraries in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and is co-sponsored by Rep. Raul Grijalva

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IMLS holds Hill Briefing on Workforce Investment

Recently, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) sponsored a Congressional briefing titled “How Libraries Support Workforce Development.” The briefing featured several speakers from a variety of libraries and agencies that have seen firsthand the important role libraries have

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