Passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to Reform and Streamline Nation’s Workforce Training System

I am extremely pleased with the bi-partisan passage of H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which will reform and streamline our nation’s current workforce training system in order to make it more effective, modern, and accountable. This legislation will promote the training programs necessary to help American workers acquire the skills that they need to compete for in-demand jobs, reduce unnecessary bureaucracy and streamline government programs in order to help place American workers in American jobs, and take an important step towards increasing job opportunities for all Americans - especially those with disabilities.

As the father of a young man with Down syndrome, I understand the importance of providing individuals with disabilities opportunities in the workplace. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act will advance employment options for these individuals and give them the opportunity to receive the training necessary to succeed in today’s economy. I proudly joined my colleagues in the House in supporting this job-creating legislation and will continue to support the development and advancement of individuals with disabilities.


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