Category: Federal Legislation

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Feb2018
With the seventh round of negotiations between the United States, Canada and Mexico to update the North American Free Trade Agreement quickly approaching, it’s critical to keep in mind how NAFTA helps businesses, workers, farmers and ranchers, like myself, throughout Texas and across the United States each and every day.... Read More

13

Feb2018
While there is much discussion on the merits of such incentives and other elements of the plan, the portion of most interest to the CTE community is the workforce development component. Unfortunately, no funding was designated for this portion of the plan. Read More

29

Jan2018
A Senate committee that is preparing to rework the nation’s main higher education law focused on competency-based education (CBE) at a hearing Thursday where it explored innovative programs designed to serve a growing number of nontraditional college students. Read More

24

Jan2018
One thing we’re going to be watching is whether he’ll clear up the mystery of the one million missing apprentices. Read More

19

Dec2017
As we previously reported, this measure is the House Republican proposal to reauthorize federal higher education policy. There are a number of proposed changes to the existing higher education law that would impact postsecondary CTE, but ACTE is concerned that the bill does not adequately address issues of access and ... Read More

19

Dec2017
Recently, a bipartisan coalition of 237 members of House of Representatives sent a letter to the leaders of Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee urging them to act on Perkins reauthorization. Read More

13

Dec2017
Just before the previous Continuing Resolution (CR) for FY 2018 funding would have expired on December 8, Congress cleared a two-week extension of government funding. Funds will continue to flow at current levels until December 22 in order to allow more time for an agreement on FY 2018 funding levels ... Read More

04

Dec2017
On Friday, the Republican members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee announced their long-awaited proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). Read More

16

Oct2017
The Task Force—representing companies, trade and industry groups, educational institutions, and labor unions—brings to the table substantial workforce development experience in addressing the nation’s skills gap. Read More

09

Oct2017
The biggest question is: Who is going to rebuild Texas? The answer is probably immigrants, many of whom will be undocumented. Read More

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