This brief describes some of the critical updates the House bill makes to WIOA. It also offers CLASP's recommendations for Congress to build toward a workforce system that empowers workers and helps create broadly shared prosperity.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is the federal legislation governing the public workforce system—and it is up for reauthorization for the first time since 2014. As Congress considers reauthorization, CLASP recommends focusing on five priorities to help people secure better jobs.
This fact sheet shows how the programs funded under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the nation’s primary investment in workforce development, are neither funded nor structured to accommodate the sharply increased need created by proposed Medicaid work requirements.