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H.R.803: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about labor and employment
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Sponsor Virginia Foxx, R-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 23 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 25, 2013
Latest Major Action July 22, 2014
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10th Aug. 31, 2014
2nd July 27, 2014
8th July 20, 2014

Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) to revise requirements and reauthorize appropriations for: (1) WIA title I, workforce development systems for job training and employment services; and (2) WIA title II, adult education and family literacy education programs.

(Sec. 3) Defines "core programs" to mean: (1) youth workforce investment activities and adult and dislocated worker employment and training activities, (2) adult education and literacy activities, (3) employment services, and (4) vocational rehabilitation services.

Title I: Workforce Development Activities - Subtitle A: System Alignment - Chapter 1: State Provisions - (Sec. 101) Revises member composition of state workforce development boards (currently state workforce investment boards) to require at least 20% of a board to be composed of representatives of the workforce within the state.

Requires a state board to assist the state ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 22, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-128.
July 22, 2014 Signed by President.
July 15, 2014 Presented to President.
July 9, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 9, 2014

On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 6 (Roll no. 378). (text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H5887-5962)

July 9, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6009-6010)
July 9, 2014 At 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.
July 9, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on agreeing to the Senate amendments to H.R. 803.
July 9, 2014 Mr. Kline moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments. (consideration: CR H5887-5971)
June 26, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 25, 2014

Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 95 - 3. Record Vote Number: 214.

June 25, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S3964-3991)
June 25, 2014 Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent.
March 18, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
March 15, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
March 15, 2013

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 215 - 202 (Roll no. 75).

March 15, 2013

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 184 - 233 (Roll no. 74).

March 15, 2013 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H1528)
March 15, 2013 DEBATE - 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.
March 15, 2013 Mr. Miller, George moved to recommit with instructions to Education and the Workforce. (consideration: CR H1527-1529; text: CR H1527-1528)
March 15, 2013 The 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. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H1444-1469)
March 15, 2013 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H1527)
March 15, 2013 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 803.
March 15, 2013 On agreeing to the Tierney amendment (A006) Roll Call 73 - Recorded vote pending.
March 15, 2013 DEBATE - 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.
March 15, 2013 DEBATE - 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.
March 15, 2013 DEBATE - 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.
March 15, 2013 DEBATE - 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.
March 15, 2013 DEBATE - 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.
March 15, 2013 DEBATE - 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.
March 15, 2013 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 803.
March 15, 2013 The Speaker designated the Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
March 15, 2013 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 113 and Rule XVIII.
March 15, 2013 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.
March 15, 2013 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 113. (consideration: CR H1435-1530)
March 14, 2013 Rule H. Res. 113 passed House.
March 13, 2013 Rules 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.
March 12, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 9.
March 12, 2013 Committee on Transportation discharged.
March 12, 2013 Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
March 12, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged.
March 12, 2013 Committee on Agriculture discharged.
March 12, 2013 Committee on Judiciary discharged.
March 12, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 113-14, Part I.
March 6, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 Yeas and 18 not voting.
March 6, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
March 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
Feb. 26, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce