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H.R. 447: National Apprenticeship Act of 2021

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To amend the Act of August 16, 1937 (commonly referred to as the "National Apprenticeship Act") and expand the national apprenticeship system to include apprenticeships, youth apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeship registered under such Act, to promote the furtherance of labor standards necessary to safeguard the welfare of apprentices, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bobby” Scott

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 25, 2021
Length: 169 pages
Jan 25, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 5, 2021

This bill passed in the House on February 5, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

82% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Scott Applauds Biden Administration for Reversing Wasteful IRAP Executive Order and Supporting Apprenticeship Expansion
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] (Sponsor) on Feb 18, 2021

Courtney Welcomes U.S. Secretaries Walsh and Raimondo to Groton to See Positive Impact of Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative As American Jobs Plan ramps up, the Cabinet Members saw strength of CTs manufacturing workforce
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Co-sponsor) on May 4, 2021

Weekly Update - Week of February 1st, 2021
    — Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21] on Feb 8, 2021

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Jan 25, 2021

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Jan 26, 2021
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Feb 5, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 447 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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