Category: Federal Legislation

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May2017
The budget proposes drastic cuts in federal support for CTE, including a $168 million cut in the Perkins Basic State Grant! It also proposes to put an additional $20 million in the Perkins National Programs to establish a new grant that would support only certain CTE programs in STEM fields ... Read More

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May2017
The House of Representatives will take up a bill that has been touted by both its Republican and Democrat supporters as a means to train more workers to fill in-demand technical jobs that are available now—and into the future. Read More

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May2017
Despite positive rhetoric from a variety of Administration officials in support of CTE, the budget proposal, if accurate, would instead suggest deep cuts to CTE and other programs directly serving our students. Read More

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May2017
On May 16, Senate and House Democrats introduced the Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act. The legislation would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) by supporting the expansion of Pell grants to improve rates of access, affordability and completion in postsecondary education programs. Read More

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May2017
On May 15, U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the College Transparency Act of 2017, S. 1121. This new bill would establish a postsecondary student data system and provide more accurate and complete data on postsecondary student outcomes. ... Read More

10

May2017
What happens if the United States withdraws from NAFTA? The answer obviously boils down to what NAFTA has brought to the United States — and to Texas. Read More

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May2017
Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce today introduced the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, bipartisan legislation to strengthen and improve career and technical education (CTE). Read More

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May2017
On April 27th, the Senate voted 60-38 to confirm Alexander Acosta as U.S. Secretary of Labor, finalizing President Trump’s cabinet appointments and providing new leadership at the agency at a time of uncertainty around the future of DOL programs. Read More

25

Mar2017
Members of Congress have reintroduced a bipartisan bill that aims to improve access to higher education for secondary students through dual and concurrent enrollment programs. Read More

09

Jul2016
On July 7, the House Education and the Workforce Committee voted unanimously to approve a Perkins reauthorization bill, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Read More

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