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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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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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ALA Washington Office Staff Share Advocacy News at National Conference

Staff members from the American Library Association Washington Office discussed the latest on legislation, policy and regulatory issues on Saturday, June 23, 2012, during the “Washington Update” session at the 2012 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

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House Reports WIA from Committee

On Thursday, the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee reported out of committee H.R. 4297, also known as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).  The bill was reported with a party line vote of 23-15, and contains several provisions that

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