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H.R. 338: To promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce.

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 338 requires the Secretary of Energy to prioritize education and training for manufacturing and energy-related jobs (both renewable and nonrenewable) in order to increase the number of skilled workers by:

  • Encouraging schools to equip students with the necessary skills and technical expertise;
  • Increasing outreach to minority serving institutions and displaced and unemployed energy and manufacturing workers;
  • Establishing a clearinghouse to maintain and update information and resources on training and workforce development programs for energy and manufacturing-related jobs; and
  • Encouraging collaboration between schools, workforce-training organizations and federal agencies.

Additionally ...

Sponsor and status

Bobby Rush

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017
Length: 11 pages

Jan 5, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2017

This bill passed in the House on June 12, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 5, 2017

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Jun 7, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Jun 12, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jun 12, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 338 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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