Senate WIA Reauthorization Bill Should Not Adopt the Administration’s Consolidation or WIA Plus Proposals


Publication Date: April 2005

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Nisha Patel

Research Area: Labor

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The Administration has proposed two Workforce Investment Act (WIA) initiatives that would effectively eliminate requirements that existing employment and training funding streams be targeted for populations and purposes specified by Congress. This brief paper outlines the reasons the Senate should reject both proposals in its WIA reauthorization bill.