H.R. 803 - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Labor and employment. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
An act to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to strengthen the United States workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs in the United States, and to promote individual and national economic growth, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill passed both the House and Senate and is being presented to the President. 
Amendments:
14 proposed amendments. 7 accepted. 3 rejected. View amendments 
House Vote: On Passage

PASSED on March 15, 2013.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 215 voted NO: 202
15 voted present/not voting

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

H.R. 803 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
An act to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to strengthen the United States workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs in the United States, and to promote individual and national economic growth, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To reform and strengthen the workforce investment system of the Nation to put Americans back to work and make the United States more competitive in the 21st century.
Other Titles
  • SKILLS Act
  • Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act
  • SKILLS Act
  • Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act
  • SKILLS Act
  • Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • Adult Education and Family Literacy Act
  • An act to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to strengthen the United States workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs in the United States, and to promote individual and national economic growth, and for other purposes.
Sponsor
Virginia Foxx
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Labor and employment
  • Adult education and literacy
  • Appropriations
  • Assault and harassment offenses
  • Census and government statistics
  • Congressional oversight
  • Correctional facilities and imprisonment
  • Crimes against children
  • Criminal justice information and records
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Labor
  • Disability and paralysis
  • Disability assistance
  • Drug, alcohol, tobacco use
  • Education programs funding
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Employment and training programs
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Food assistance and relief
  • Foreign labor
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Higher education
  • Labor-management relations
  • Land use and conservation
  • Long-term, rehabilitative, and terminal care
  • Manufacturing
  • Migrant, seasonal, agricultural labor
  • Military personnel and dependents
  • National Guard and reserves
  • Oceania
  • Palau
  • Performance measurement
  • Poverty and welfare assistance
  • Public participation and lobbying
  • Public-private cooperation
  • Refugees, asylum, displaced persons
  • Sex offenses
  • Special education
  • State and local government operations
  • Student aid and college costs
  • Temporary and part-time employment
  • Unemployment
  • User charges and fees
  • Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation
  • Veterans' loans, housing, homeless programs
  • Violent crime
  • Vocational education
  • Youth employment and child labor
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/25/2013
Referred to Committee
Amendments (14 proposed)
Passed House3/15/2013
Passed Senate6/25/2014
Passed House7/09/2014
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseH.Amdt. 31 (Tierney) to H.R. 803: Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act ...3/15/2013This amendment DID NOT PASS the House
192 voted YES 227 voted NO 13 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 803: SKILLS Act3/15/2013This motion DID NOT PASS the House
184 voted YES 233 voted NO 15 voted present/not voting
currently selectedHouseH.R. 803: SKILLS Act3/15/2013This bill PASSED the House
215 voted YES 202 voted NO 15 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Foxx amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.3/15/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Gallego amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.3/15/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.3/15/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Garrett amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.3/15/2013PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 3378 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.6/25/2014PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 3381 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.6/25/2014PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 3382 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.6/25/2014PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateS.Amdt. 3379 (Flake) to H.R. 803: To make the appointment and certification of a new local board permissible instead of ...6/25/2014This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
33 voted YES 63 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateS.Amdt. 3380 (Lee) to H.R. 803: To require that evaluation reports are due every fourth year, to establish a reservation ...6/25/2014This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
40 voted YES 58 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateH.R. 803: SKILLS Act6/25/2014This bill PASSED the Senate
95 voted YES 3 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseH.R. 803: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act7/09/2014This bill PASSED the House
415 voted YES 6 voted NO 12 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/25/2013
2/25/2013Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Agriculture, Veterans' Affairs, Energy and Commerce, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2/25/2013Referred to House Education and the Workforce
2/25/2013Referred to House Judiciary
2/25/2013Referred to House Agriculture
2/25/2013Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
2/25/2013Referred to House Energy and Commerce
2/25/2013Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
2/26/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
3/01/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
3/01/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
3/06/2013Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar3/06/2013Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 Yeas and 18 not voting.
3/06/2013Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
3/12/2013Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 113-14, Part I.
3/12/2013Committee on Judiciary discharged.
3/12/2013Committee on Agriculture discharged.
3/12/2013Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged.
3/12/2013Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
3/12/2013Committee on Transportation discharged.
Put on a legislative calendar3/12/2013Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 9.
3/13/2013Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 113 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 803 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The resolution makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-4. The resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in this report.
3/14/2013Rule H. Res. 113 passed House.
3/15/2013The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 803.
3/15/2013The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
3/15/2013The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
3/15/2013Mr. Miller, George moved to recommit with instructions to Education and the Workforce.
3/15/2013DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the George Miller (CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to ensure that nothing in the underlying bill repeals, denies, or weakens the wages, employment protections, employment or training opportunities for seniors, disabled veterans, women in nontraditional occupations, youth, or people with disabilities. The Motion would also raise the minimum wage, in increments over the course of two years, to $10.10 and increase the minimum wage for tipped employees to 70% of the minimum wage.
3/15/2013The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
3/15/2013Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
3/15/2013Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 113.
3/15/2013Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 803 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. The resolution makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-4. The resolution makes in order only those amendments printed in this report.
3/15/2013House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 113 and Rule XVIII.
3/15/2013The Speaker designated the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
3/15/2013GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 803.
3/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 113, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foxx amendment No. 1.
3/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 113, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gallego amendment No. 2.
3/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 113, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Young (AK) amendment No. 3.
3/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 113, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Black amendment No. 4.
3/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 113, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garrett amendment No. 5.
3/15/2013DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 113, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Tierney substitute amendment No. 6.
select this voteVote3/15/2013H.Amdt. 31 (Tierney) to H.R. 803: Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act ...
select this voteVote3/15/2013On Motion to Recommit with Instructions: H.R. 803: SKILLS Act
currently selectedHouse Vote on Passage3/15/2013H.R. 803: SKILLS Act
3/15/2013Amendment (A001) offered by Ms. Foxx.
select this voteVote3/15/2013On agreeing to the Foxx amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
3/15/2013Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Gallego.
select this voteVote3/15/2013On agreeing to the Gallego amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
3/15/2013Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Young (AK).
select this voteVote3/15/2013On agreeing to the Young (AK) amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
3/15/2013Amendment (A004) offered by Mrs. Black.
3/15/2013By unanimous consent, the Black amendment was withdrawn.
3/15/2013Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Garrett.
select this voteVote3/15/2013On agreeing to the Garrett amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
3/15/2013Amendment (A006) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Tierney.
3/18/2013Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
6/25/2014Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent.
6/25/2014Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
6/25/2014Amendment SA 3378 proposed by Senator Murray.
select this voteVote6/25/2014Amendment SA 3378 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
6/25/2014Amendment SA 3379 proposed by Senator Flake to Amendment SA 3378.
6/25/2014Amendment SA 3380 proposed by Senator Lee to Amendment SA 3378.
6/25/2014Amendment SA 3381 proposed by Senator Harkin for Senator Murray to Amendment SA 3378.
select this voteVote6/25/2014Amendment SA 3381 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
6/25/2014Amendment SA 3382 proposed by Senator Murray.
select this voteVote6/25/2014Amendment SA 3382 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
select this voteVote6/25/2014S.Amdt. 3379 (Flake) to H.R. 803: To make the appointment and certification of a new local board permissible instead of ...
select this voteVote6/25/2014S.Amdt. 3380 (Lee) to H.R. 803: To require that evaluation reports are due every fourth year, to establish a reservation ...
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage6/25/2014H.R. 803: SKILLS Act
6/26/2014Message on Senate action sent to the House.
7/09/2014Considered as unfinished business.
7/09/2014Mr. Kline moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments.
7/09/2014DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on agreeing to the Senate amendments to H.R. 803.
7/09/2014At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
7/09/2014Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage7/09/2014H.R. 803: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Presented to President7/15/2014Presented to President.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 26Foxx, Virginia [R-NC5]March 15, 2013Passed by voice vote on March 15, 2013.

Amendment provides an application process for local or regional boards to be designated as a local workforce investment area; authorizes GAO to complete two studies related to Workforce Investment Act programs and makes technical and clarifying changes.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 27Gallego, Pete [D-TX23]March 15, 2013Passed by voice vote on March 15, 2013.

Amendment advances manufacturing in the state and local plans sections to assist American Veterans in obtaining better job opportunities in that field.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 28Young, Don [R-AK]March 15, 2013Passed by voice vote on March 15, 2013.

Amendment changes the percentage of the authorized State Allotment funding set aside for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian employment and training grants by replacing a provision that limits the set aside to no more than 1 percent of total funding with a fixed 1 percent guarantee.

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H. Amdt. 29Black, Diane [R-TN6]March 15, 2013Offered on March 14, 2013.

An amendment numbered 4 printed in House Report 113-16 to express a sense of Congress that any administrative costs to federal, state, or local entities as a result of this act be off-set by funds currently being used for marketing and outreach at the United States Department of Agriculture.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 30Garrett, Scott [R-NJ5]March 15, 2013Passed by voice vote on March 15, 2013.

Amendment requires that, if reports due to Congress which evaluate the programs that are covered by this legislation are not transmitted on or before the time period specified for that report, amounts authorized to be appropriated under this title shall be reduced by 10 percent for the next fiscal year and reduced by an additional 10 percent for each subsequent fiscal year until such report is transmitted to Congress.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 31Tierney, John [D-MA6]March 15, 2013Failed by roll call vote on March 15, 2013.

Amendment in the nature of a substitute sought to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act in such a way that workers can be assured of obtaining jobs and building careers through strategic partnerships and that businesses are more easily enabled to identify and hire qualified personnel in order to further facilitate the economic recovery.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 3378Murray, Patty [D-WA]June 25, 2014Passed by voice vote on June 24, 2014.

In the nature of a substitute.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 3379Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]June 25, 2014Failed by roll call vote on June 24, 2014.

To make the appointment and certification of a new local board permissible instead of required.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 3380Lee, Mike [R-UT]June 25, 2014Failed by roll call vote on June 24, 2014.

To require that evaluation reports are due every fourth year, to establish a reservation of funds in a fiscal year in which a report is due, and to establish a reduction in funds if a report is not submitted.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 3381Murray, Patty [D-WA]June 25, 2014Passed by voice vote on June 24, 2014.

To improve the bill.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 3382Murray, Patty [D-WA]June 25, 2014Passed by voice vote on June 24, 2014.

To amend the title.

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S. Amdt. 3383Portman, Robert [R-OH]June 25, 2014Offered on June 24, 2014.

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S. Amdt. 3384Portman, Robert [R-OH]June 25, 2014Offered on June 24, 2014.

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S. Amdt. 3385Portman, Robert [R-OH]June 25, 2014Offered on June 24, 2014.

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