Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate amended (07/01/2005)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on June 27, 2005. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Training for Realtime Writers Act of 2005 - Directs the Secretary of Commerce to make competitive grants to eligible entities to promote training and placement of individuals, including individuals who have completed a court reporting training program, as realtime writers providing closed captioning in video programming. Sets forth priorities in making grants. Limits grants to$1.5 million for a two-year period.

Requires grantees to use amounts for purposes relating to the recruitment, training and assistance, and job placement of appropriate individuals. Allows scholarships to be provided, with a required post-education work agreement.

Directs: (1) grantees to report annually to the Secretary on uses of grant funds; and (2) the Inspector General of the Department of Commerce to conduct an annual review of the management, efficiency, and effectiveness of the grants.

Authorizes appropriations to the Secretary for FY2006-FY2009.