And Now Here’s the Republican WIA Bill – Plus a Hearing on the 26th

Sure enough, hot on the heels of the reintroduction of the Democrat’s WIA reauthorization bill from last year (the Workforce Investment Act of 2013, or H.R. 798) last week, Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans announced today they plan to reintroduce their old WIA bill under a new name on February 25th. (At least that’s what it appears to be… I haven’t checked to see whether there might be any substantial differences worth noting.)

Here’s a copy of the bill, which will be known as “The Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act.” Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) will chair a hearing on Tuesday, February 26th to discuss.