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S. 1297: A bill to amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to create a new national program to support mid-career workers, including workers from underrepresented populations, in reentering the STEM workforce, by providing funding to small- and medium-sized STEM businesses so the businesses can offer paid internships or other returnships that lead to positions above entry level.

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Apr 21, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Apr 21, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 21, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Jacky Rosen

Junior Senator for Nevada



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Apr 21, 2021

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S. 1297 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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