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H.R. 447 (117th): 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)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 5, 2021 but was never passed by the Senate.

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).


91 Cosponsors (81 Democrats, 10 Republicans)


Position statements

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 Hosts U.S. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro for First Official Visit to General Dynamics Electric Boat
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 30, 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
Text Published

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Feb 5, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 447 (117th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 447. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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