H.R. 4072: American Manufacturing Efficiency and Retraining Investment Collaboration Act or AMERICA Works Act

H.R. 4072

American Manufacturing Efficiency and Retraining Investment Collaboration Act or AMERICA Works Act

Date
September 27, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.R. 4072 is expected to be considered on the House floor on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote to pass.  Rep. Minnick (D-ID) introduced H.R. 4072 on November 16, 2009, and it was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor.   

Bill Summary

H.R. 4072 would amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to require statewide and local adult and youth workforce investment employment and training programs and one-stop delivery systems to give priority approval to programs that lead to a credential that is in high demand in the local area served and listed in a new registry. 

Second, it would amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to require that schools that wish to receive funding have in place a plan that allows students to receive an industry-recognized credential. 

Third, the bill would require the secretary of Labor to create a registry of skilled credentials.

Cost

As of publication, the Congressional Budget Office had not released a score of H.R. 4072.