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H.R. 798 (113th): Workforce Investment Act of 2013

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To reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to strengthen the United States workforce investment system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs, and to promote national economic growth, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

John Tierney

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2013
Length: 479 pages
Feb 15, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


56 Cosponsors (56 Democrats)

See Instead

S. 1356 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Jul 31, 2013


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Tierney Attends Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Bill Signing at White House
    — Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014] (Sponsor) on Jul 22, 2014

Statement from Congresswoman Sewell on Her Opposition to the SKILLS Act
    — Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7] on Mar 15, 2013

Tierney Praises Passage of Bipartisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
    — Rep. John Tierney [D-MA6, 1997-2014] (Sponsor) on Jul 9, 2014

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Feb 15, 2013

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H.R. 798 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 798. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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