Category: Federal Legislation

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Sep2017
Congressional Democrats recently unveiled a bill aimed at making child care more accessible, the Child Care for Working Families Act.

09

Aug2017
Among other advances for student veterans, the bill would correct an issue that has prevented veterans from using their Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits at area career and technical education centers—nonprofit, non-degree-granting institutions that award certificates demonstrating technical competency. Read More

22

Jul2017
The bill proposes to maintain funding for the Perkins Basic State Grant at $1.118 billion and CTE National Programs at $7.4 million. Read More

22

Jul2017
U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Rob Portman (R-OH), both co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced the Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills (BUILDS) Act to ensure that workers are prepared ... Read More

20

Jul2017
Today, Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05), along with Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) hosted a bipartisan panel discussion with business leaders, advocates, and youth on the return on investment in hiring opportunity youth, barriers to hiring opportunity youth, and employer-led solutions to youth unemployment. Read More

17

Jul2017
Last week, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 education funding bill. The bill proposes level funding for the Perkins Basic State Grant at $1.118 billion. Despite calls by the Trump Administration to cut the state grant program by 15 ... Read More

24

Jun2017
An improved and modernized NAFTA is a win-win for both Texas and Mexico and will go a long way in securing the economic future of both, say prominent Texas business leaders. Read More

24

Jun2017
Apprenticeships, Technical Education Offer a Path to a Successful Workforce – ‘College-only’ Is a Myth By Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) Read More

23

Jun2017
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted by voice vote without objection to pass H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The bill would reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) through Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. Read More

13

Jun2017
As the Administration prepares for a week dedicated to promoting workforce development issues, it’s important to note that the president’s budget plan would also drastically reduce support for federal job training programs. Read More

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