On June 7, 2012, the House Education and the Workforce Committee, through H.R. 4297, voted to consolidate 27 job training programs funded by the federal government into one program. This is part of a five year reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) that would receive $3.1 billion. Job training services for adults, the unemployed, and youth seeking employment are part of the consolidated WIA program that legislators are hoping will incur fewer administrative costs. Importantly, H.R. 4297 also requires that two-thirds of membership on the workforce investment board members throughout the various states and localities must be employers. Every five years, states will be required to independently evaluate the training programs to make sure they are effective and operating efficiently.