Category: Federal Legislation

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Jun2017
We are ready for this. We just need this administration's leadership in giving us a clear goal to shoot for-- and the funding support to make it happen. Read More

12

Jun2017
The administration will announce new administrative actions focused on streamlining current federal job training programs and expanding apprenticeship programs. Read More

01

Jun2017
The United States needs bold and scalable solutions to harness the enormous untapped talent and potential of all Americans. Economic development and job creation investments will be essential for helping distressed communities generate new employment opportunities. Read More

30

May2017
Although many things have changed over the years, the need for free trade and having strong working relationships with Mexico and Canada have not. Read More

24

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

19

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

17

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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