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ALA applauds Congress for passing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), H.R. 803, in a bipartisan vote 415-6. The passage of the bill comes after the U.S. Senate passed this legislation on a 95-3 vote on June

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Great action on the Workforce Investment Act, finally!

The House and Senate have drafted a bill on workforce investment, which acknowledges the work libraries do to help the public gain important employment skills and find jobs—and the legislation allows libraries to be paid for these efforts. Over many

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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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