Category: Federal Legislation

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Mar2019
After two decades of cuts to skills training programs, the President’s proposed budget for workforce and education programs falls short. This administration has made skills training and workforce development a high profile issue – but the enthusiasm has not been matched with the kind of robust investments workers and businesses ... Read More

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Feb2019
Earlier today Advance CTE launched a new website, isupportcte.org, which calls for doubling the investment in Perkins CTE. Read More

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Jan2019
On January 22, the U.S. Senate approved the TANF Extension Act of 2019 (H.R. 430) following passage of the legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 14. Having passed both chambers, the bill now heads to President Trump's desk for his signature. Read More

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Dec2018
As Inside Higher Ed reports, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently outlined her priorities for reforming the nation's higher education system. Read More

21

Dec2018
President Trump signed into law Thursday an $867 billion farm bill that provides billions in aid to U.S. farmers while rejecting deep cuts to the federal food stamp programs sought by some House Republicans. Read More

14

Dec2018
The House on Wednesday easily passed the compromise farm bill by a vote of 369-47, sending the sweeping agriculture and nutrition measure to President Donald Trump to sign. Read More

30

Sep2018
On Friday, September 28, 2018, the President signed into law H.R. 6157, the “Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019. Read More

29

Sep2018
This week, Congress approved a final Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill that will increase funding for the Perkins Basic State Grant by $70 million--bringing the total to nearly $1.263 billion for next school year (2019-20)! Read More

13

Sep2018
While the president should be commended for his commitment to workforce development, more thought should be applied to the execution of this order, ensuring a localized approach to workforce development rather than a centralized, top-down model. Read More

11

Sep2018

DACA Decision

A federal judge in Houston has ruled that the State of Texas can’t end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which is good news not only for Texans directly and indirectly affected, but also for the economy. Read More

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