NRA Washington Wire: HOUSE PASSES H.R. 803, AS AMENDED


To:            All National Rehabilitation Association Members

 From:        Patricia Leahy, Director of Government Affairs

 Re:            HOUSE PASSES H.R. 803, AS AMENDED
 Date:         Wednesday, July 9, 2014
                   At 6:05 p.m this evening, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted on a roll call vote of 415 yeas to 6 nays, H.R. 803, as amended, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which provides for a six-year re-authorization of the Workforce Investment Act (formerly known as WIA) and the re-authorization of the programs administered under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
                     This bill will now be formally printed and sent to the President for his signature.  The President is fully expected to sign this bi-partisan, bicameral bill into law.
                      The National Rehabilitation Association and many of its partners will now focus on the regulatory process which can take up to two years to complete.  The regulatory process is especially vital on this bill since a Report, which customarily accompanies a bill to the Floor to counsel on Congressional intent, was not done.
                      Last month, the U.S. Senate adopted H.R. 803, as amended, on a roll call vote of 95-3.


Patricia Leahy

Director of Governmental Affairs and Public Policy

National Rehabilitation Association