House Appropriations bill would fund workforce development

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The House Appropriations Committee released a proposed bill for fiscal year 2020 that would allocate $13.3 billion to the Labor Department, including $10.6 billion for the Employment Training Administration, which provides workforce assistance through grants, apprenticeship programs, and other job training initiatives.

The bill includes $250 million for apprenticeship programs — a 56 percent increase above current levels — and $3 billion for workforce training grants, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

The House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee approved the funding bill on Tuesday — sending it to the full House Appropriations Committee for consideration.

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees will continue introducing their respective FY20 spending bills in the coming weeks.

Given the legislative gridlock that often grips both chambers of Congress, the annual appropriations process consistently remains one of the few legislative vehicles that crosses the finish line in Congress, according to the NMMA.


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