May 6, 1998


More than three years ago, I proposed my G.I. Bill for America's Workers to reform our employment and training system for the 21st century economy. I am very pleased that the Senate passed -- with overwhelming bipartisan support -- legislation that incorporates the principles articulated in my original proposal.

- President Bill Clinton
May 6, 1998

Yesterday, the Senate passed -- 91 to 7 -- the Workforce Investment Partnership Act of 1998, legislation that incorporates the principles of President Clinton's G.I. Bill for America's Workers. This legislation will fundamentally reform our workforce deployment system so that it works better for America's workers and is more responsive to the emerging new economy.

Expanding Opportunity In The New Economy. Two keys to expanding opportunity in the new economy are education and job training. President Clinton is working to reform the job training and adult and vocational education systems through a G.I. Bill for workers. The bipartisan legislation passed by the Senate includes the principles of the President's plan. It will: