07/11/2014

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Today, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) was joined by bipartisan Members of Congress to formally sign the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and send it to President Obama to sign the bill into Law.

Today’s bill signing follows the overwhelming approval of the WIOA by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week, and the Senate’s passage of the bill a few weeks ago.

Participants in today’s bill signing included House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Chairman of the House Education & Workforce Committee John Kline (R-MN),
 Ranking Member of the House Education & Workforce Committee George Miller (D-CA),
 Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), and
 Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX).

America Forward and the America Forward Coalition worked closely with Members of Congress and their staff charged with updating WIA to ensure the innovative ideas of our Coalition members are reflected in the updated legislation. Please check out our post on New Profit's Amplify Blog yesterday to read the top 10 most important things you should know about the WIOA.

You can also learn more about America Forward's workforce development priorities and access our WIA Fact Sheet here.

A full video of the signing can be seen here: