But Heller said a job training deal would help to reinforce that argument that the Senate-passed jobless aid bill would restructure assistance by requiring long-term unemployment workers to get assessments and referrals to jobs and job training.
David Baime, senior vice president of government for the American Association of Community Colleges, said his group and other job training providers had made the case in recent months for completion of a WIA reauthorization. “We are aching for action on this. Negotiations appear to be very advanced. We are hopeful that they can be concluded soon,” he said.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.