On Friday, December 18 Congress approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill with a pair of overwhelming bipartisan votes, capping a frenzied final few weeks of legislating before lawmakers head home for the holidays and gear up for the 2016 election year.
The House moved first, passing the government funding bill on a 316-113 vote. The Senate followed suit just a few hours later, clearing the legislation —which also included a $680 billion tax package that the House cleared on Thursday — on a 65-33 tally.
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 spending bill includes $1.6 billion for Job Corps, a $1 million increase compared to FY 2015 enacted levels. Click here for a summary of what the bill includes for Job Corps. The NJCA, along with the 126 Job Corps centers located across America, are grateful for the bipartisan support.
To read a summary about Job Corps’ funding level, please click here.