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HR 1385 - Training Programs bill - Key Vote

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Mark Sanford, Jr. voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Mark Sanford, Jr. made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 105-220 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) -

Title: Training Programs bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes three block grants to states for vocational and technological education, for adult education and literacy, and for job training activities aimed at disadvantaged youth.

Highlights:
  • Extends appropriations for Basic Vocational Rehabilitation Services programs through fiscal year 2004.
  • Stipulates that eligible agencies submit plans for a 3-year period to the state in order to apply for funding in the following 3 areas: 

Vocational, Technological and Tech- Prep Education

  • Prohibits use of funds to push any secondary student into a specific career path or major.
  • Requires the Secretary of Education to establish and publish measures of performance to assess the progress of vocational programs.
  • Allows the Secretary of Education to allot additional grant money to states that exceed performance expectations.

 Adult Education and Literacy Programs

  • Directs the Secretary of Education to reserve a portion of funds for national leadership activities, incentive grants, the National Institute for Literacy, and grants to states.
  • Instructs the Secretary of Education to establish performance measures to help assess agencies' progress.

 Workforce Investment and Related Activities 

  • Stipulates that the Secretary of Labor allot money to states for adult employment and training activities, dislocated worker employment and training activities, and youth activities that focus on job skills.
  • Promotes establishment of "one-stop-service-system" where all core job services can be found.
  • Requires drug testing of all job corps participants.
  • Directs random drug tests to be done on all individuals that apply to participate in a training program.
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) -

Title: Training Programs bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes three block grants to states for vocational and technological education, for adult education and literacy, and for job training activities aimed at disadvantaged youth.

Highlights:
  • Extends appropriations for Basic Vocational Rehabilitation Services programs through fiscal year 2004.
  • Stipulates that eligible agencies submit plans for a 3-year period to the state in order to apply for funding in the following 3 areas: 

Vocational, Technological and Tech- Prep Education

  • Prohibits use of funds to push any secondary student into a specific career path or major.
  • Requires the Secretary of Education to establish and publish measures of performance to assess the progress of vocational programs.
  • Allows the Secretary of Education to allot additional grant money to states that exceed performance expectations.

 Adult Education and Literacy Programs

  • Directs the Secretary of Education to reserve a portion of funds for national leadership activities, incentive grants, the National Institute for Literacy, and grants to states.
  • Instructs the Secretary of Education to establish performance measures to help assess agencies' progress.

 Workforce Investment and Related Activities 

  • Stipulates that the Secretary of Labor allot money to states for adult employment and training activities, dislocated worker employment and training activities, and youth activities that focus on job skills.
  • Promotes establishment of "one-stop-service-system" where all core job services can be found.
  • Requires drug testing of all job corps participants.
  • Directs random drug tests to be done on all individuals that apply to participate in a training program.
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (91-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Training Programs bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes three block grants to states for vocational and technological education, for adult education and literacy, and for job training activities aimed at disadvantaged youth.

Highlights:
  • Extends appropriations for Basic Vocational Rehabilitation Services programs through fiscal year 2004.
  • Stipulates that eligible agencies submit plans for a 3-year period to the state in order to apply for funding in the following 3 areas: 

Vocational, Technological and Tech- Prep Education

  • Prohibits use of funds to push any secondary student into a specific career path or major.
  • Requires the Secretary of Education to establish and publish measures of performance to assess the progress of vocational programs.
  • Allows the Secretary of Education to allot additional grant money to states that exceed performance expectations.

 Adult Education and Literacy Programs

  • Directs the Secretary of Education to reserve a portion of funds for national leadership activities, incentive grants, the National Institute for Literacy, and grants to states.
  • Instructs the Secretary of Education to establish performance measures to help assess agencies' progress.

 Workforce Investment and Related Activities 

  • Stipulates that the Secretary of Labor allot money to states for adult employment and training activities, dislocated worker employment and training activities, and youth activities that focus on job skills.
  • Promotes establishment of "one-stop-service-system" where all core job services can be found.
  • Requires drug testing of all job corps participants.
  • Directs random drug tests to be done on all individuals that apply to participate in a training program.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (343-60) - (Key vote)

Title: Training Programs bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes three block grants to states for adult education and literacy, job training activities aimed at disadvantaged youth, and adult education and family literacy.

Highlights:
  • Extends appropriations for Basic Vocational Rehabilitation Services program through fiscal year 2000.
  • Requires all Job Corps participants to be drug tested.
  • Stipulates that states should submit 3 year plans to either the Secretary of Labor or the Secretary of Education before receiving allotted grants.
  • Requires every state that receives funding to establish state benchmark performance levels to help monitor state progress.
  • Indicates that incentive grants can be awarded to states that demonstrate progress in education, literacy and job training.
  • Allows Secretary of Labor and Secretary of Education to reduce grants by a maximum of 5 percent, if states or organizations fail to meet expected level of performance for 2 consecutive years.
  • Requires establishment of a full service employment and delivery system.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Training Programs bill

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • William E. 'Bill' Barrett (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William F. 'Bill' Goodling (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dale E. Kildee (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Peterson (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Duhcan Riggs (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
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