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Consolidation of job training and education clears Senate

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A compromise bill to consolidate federal adult education and job training programs has cleared the Senate.

Expected House acceptance of the legislation will send it to President Clinton, who supports it. The measure passed the Senate by a voice vote Thursday night.Clinton said in a statement the bill would "fundamentally reform our work force development system by empowering Americans to gain new skills with a simple skill grant." He said it incorporated the principles of the "G.I.