Printer Friendly

JTPA appears bogged down in Senate.

In the wake of an overwhelming House approval (420-6) of a package of amendments to the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), old fashioned politics appear to have stymied efforts to pass a similar measure in the Senate.

The amendments, which will improve the program's targeting to those individuals most at risk, emphasize the need for individuals services, increases program accountability and creates coordinated human resource systems.

The House-passed bill is awaiting Senate action but that action is not expected soon. Although Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has signaled his interest in introducing amendments to the House bill, he is unwilling to agree to unanimous consent without an agreement to preconference the bill.

An affirmative unanimous consent vote would allow the House bill to be brought up to the Senate floor without amendments.

Among the amendments Hatch is interested in introducing is one that calls for a commission to review the JTPA funding formula. Hatch also disagrees with the House approach to procurement standards. The House bill calls for the Secretary to prescribe regulations establishing detailed, uniformed procurement standards. Hatch would like that to be the responsibility of the Governor.
COPYRIGHT 1991 National League of Cities
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1991 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Job Training Partnership Act stymied in Senate after being passed by House
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Nov 4, 1991
Words:188
Previous Article:EPA identifies 223 non-attainment air quality areas.
Next Article:Term limits: where will the steamroller stop?
Topics:


Related Articles
NATIONAL COMMISSION APPLAUDS WHITE HOUSE JOB TRAINING PROGRAM CHANGES
Clean Water help, summer jobs await House-Senate outcome.
Compromise hold out may push continued delays on crime bill.
Job training legislation ignores a local role.
CAREERS Act maintains local role in job training, career development initiatives.
One system that can show results is the goal of national workforce development reform.
Senate committee okays job training consolidation legislation.
Herman, Shalala call on Governors' Help in Transition to WIA.
U.S. JOBS BILLS IN LIMBO : CONGRESS TANGLED; FAR RIGHT ATTACKS.
Congress prepares for debate over training vs. work. (dateline Washington).

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters