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Jobs for Urban Sustainability and Training in America Act of 2013

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8/2/2013--Introduced. Jobs for Urban Sustainability and Training in America Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to make additional grants to: (1) cities with high unemployment (with a population of at least 600,000 and an unemployment ...[more]

Sponsor

  • Rep. Steve Cohen [D, TN-9]

Sponsor: Rep Steve Cohen (D-TN)

Summary:

  • Would authorize the Secretary of Commerce to make grants to: (1) cities with high unemployment (with a population of at least 600,000 and an unemployment rate greater than the national unemployment rate) for public works, training, and economic development projects, as well as for economic adjustment; and (2) firms adversely affected by import competition which are assisted under the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) Program.
  • Would also direct the Secretary of Labor to make grants to carry out adult and dislocated worker employment and training activities under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 in cities with high unemployment.
 

Status:

8/2/13 – Introduced and referred to the Committees on Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services; and Education and the Workforce.