Bill Introduced to Reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act

Representatives George Miller (D-CA), John Tierney (D-MA), and Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX) introduced H.R. 4227, the Workforce Investment Act of 2012. The bill seeks to reauthorize and modernize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Provisions related to vocational rehabilitation services for people with disabilities would require training to be tied to competitive employment opportunities, expand training for self-employment and microenterprises, expand in-school and post-school pre-employment services, expand outreach and services to employers, and expand independent living services and resources. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

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