Text: H.R.4480 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/29/2017)

1st Session
H. R. 4480

To provide for a study by the National Academies on workplace challenges.


November 29, 2017

Mr. Kind (for himself, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Foster, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Himes, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Soto, and Mr. Ferguson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


To provide for a study by the National Academies on workplace challenges.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Exploring the Future of Work Act”.

SEC. 2. National Academies study on worker displacement due to technological innovation.

(a) In general.—The Secretary of Labor shall enter into an arrangement with the National Academies to conduct a study of shifting workforce industry challenges and opportunities related to the displacement of United States workers due to technological innovation. Such study shall—

(1) assess demographic, training, technology, and workforce needs;

(2) identify industry sectors likely to be significantly impacted by automation; and

(3) provide recommendations for policy solutions.

(b) Report.—Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress and make publicly available a report on the results of the study described in subsection (a).

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