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December 1, 2017

This fall, Florida has joined Colorado, Tennessee and Texas, in releasing a “Launch My Career” interactive tool called Launch My Career Florida. This tool helps future students identify in-demand jobs and estimate the return on investment for an...

December 1, 2017

Earlier today, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, on behalf of herself and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), introduced H.R. 4508 to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). The new bill,...

November 21, 2017

The Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking that was established by legislation sponsored by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), proposed actions in September 2017 that are mostly consistent with WDQC’s recommendations. ...

November 16, 2017

Bill H.R. 4174 passed the House by unanimous voice vote on November 15, 2017.

The version that passed the full House was somewhat different than the version that passed Committee. The summary below still applies, except that the...

November 15, 2017

The Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC), the expert group representing national, state, and local data users and producers, met recently to shape their recommendations for the Secretary of Labor. The topic of wage record data arose...

November 2, 2017

During a special session in the House of Representatives last night, Members of Congress explained why they support the College Transparency Act (CTA), and called on other members to join them.

Both the Senate and House introduced the...

September 27, 2017

On Tuesday, WDQC Policy Analyst Jenna Leventoff testified at the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Labor and Workforce Development hearing about B22-0401, the Workforce Development System Transparency Act of 2017. The bill would...

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