The U.S. House passed HR 5376, Build Back Better Act on November 19th by a vote of 220-213. The Texas Workforce Commission November 19, 2021 Washington Board Update highlights certain programs and funding levels in the draft bill. Read more.
The Senate Appropriations Committee released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill, which funds education and workforce development programs, including Perkins. Read more.
A group of 118 businesses–led by Business Leaders United in coordination with Autodesk and Workday – sent a letter to Congress today asking it to support investments in workforce and skills as part of any recovery legislation. Read more.
The resolution is significant because it officially starts the reconciliation process, paving way for the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan to be passed by a simple majority. The Senate already adopted the budget resolution on a party-line vote earlier this month. Read more.
On July 28, a bipartisan group of Senators unveiled the final details of the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework” (BIF) to invest in the nation’s physical infrastructure (e.g. roads, bridges, waterways, broadband, etc.). Read more.
Historic investment from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan represents the largest economic development initiative in decades. Communities across the country will be able to apply for funding immediately. Read more.
The budget proposal includes full details of the Administration’s priorities for both mandatory and discretionary spending, including spending details for both his American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan that were previously released. Read more.