House Bill 7309
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2022
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Amendments
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Passed House on May 17, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 31, 2022
Latest Action
May 18, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
7309
Congress
117
Policy Area
Labor and Employment
Labor and Employment
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting hiring and composition of the workforce, wages and benefits, labor-management relations; occupational safety, personnel management, unemployment compensation. Measures concerning public-sector employment may fall under Government Operations and Politics policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
House Votes (3)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
May 17, 2022
Type
Passage Of A Measure
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2022

This bill reauthorizes through FY2028 and expands programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The bill also revises workforce investment, vocational rehabilitation, employment, training, and literacy programs for eligible individuals.

For example, the bill

  • increases workforce representation on state and local workforce investment boards from 20% to 30%;
  • reworks one-stop center infrastructure funding by requiring costs to be covered by state allocations of WIOA funds;
  • establishes subsidized youth employment programs that include work-readiness training and mentoring;
  • eliminates a requirement that the Department of Labor ensure that individuals participating in WIOA activities comply with Selective Service laws;
  • modifies the allotment of youth workforce investment funds to states;
  • expands the Job Corps program, including by serving individuals in outlying areas and relaxing age requirements;
  • establishes grants to expand training programs through industry or sector partnerships;
  • expands grants for integrated English literacy and civics education to outlying areas; and
  • expands Wagner-Peyser employment services to the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.

The bill also provides statutory authority for Labor to award

  • competitive grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements to improve employment and training outcomes and reduce recidivism of justice-involved youth; and
  • competitive grants for states to create workforce longitudinal administrative databases.
Text (4)
May 18, 2022
May 17, 2022
May 12, 2022
March 31, 2022
Amendments (5)
Displaying only amendments with a detailed public record (4)
May 17, 2022
Not Agreed to in House
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Sponsorship
House Amendment 209
Amendment sought to replace the bill's text with a new text that would reauthorize the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for six years.
Active
May 17, 2022
Not Agreed to in House
1
Sponsorship
House Amendment 208
Amendments en bloc No. 3 comprised of amendments numbered 11, 18, and 27, printed in Part C of House Report 117-325.
Active
May 17, 2022
Agreed to in House
1
Sponsorship
House Amendment 207
Amendments en bloc No. 2 comprised of amendments numbered 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 29, 31, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, and 39, printed in Part C of House Report 117-325.
Agreed To
May 17, 2022
Agreed to in House
1
Sponsorship
House Amendment 206
Amendments en bloc No. 1 comprised of amendments numbered 1, 4, 8, 12, 13, 21, 25, 26, 30, 32, and 36, printed in Part C of House Report 117-325.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
Apr 1, 2022 7:12:12 AM
Record Updated
Jun 30, 2022 3:41:19 AM