Category: Federal Legislation

28

Apr2020
During the 2020 pandemic-driven economic disaster, the next rounds of stimulus spending from Washington should fund one million community service jobs. Read more.

24

Apr2020
The bill will temporarily replenish about $320 billion into a forgivable loan fund earmarked for small businesses. Read more.

17

Apr2020
JFF joined with 38 other national organizations including the US Workforce Association and NAWB, as part of the Campaign to Invest in America’s Workforce, urging Congress to invest at least $15 billion in the nation’s workforce development system in any upcoming stimulus legislation. Read more.

02

Apr2020
Disaster relief funds, increased unemployment compensation and extended duration part of federal package to help unemployed workers and businesses affected by COVID-19. Read more.

01

Apr2020
Following up on feedback she received from town hall meetings between the Department and state CTE directors, the Secretary has decided to use transition authority to provide an extension for states that need additional time to submit their Perkins V state plans, allow states and local Perkins recipients to receive ... Read More

27

Mar2020
House approved the deal by voice vote hours earlier, after a lone Republican forced lawmakers back to Washington. Senate vote was 96-0. Read more.

03

Mar2020
Senator Lamar Alexander says a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act should pass the education committee in about a month, to give it time to get through Congress this year. Read more.

14

Feb2020
President Donald Trump has proposed one of the largest increases in funding for career and technical education in recent history. Read more.

10

Feb2020
However, overall, both the Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Labor (DOL) received glaring proposed cuts in their budget. Read more.

06

Feb2020
Last week, President Trump issued a proclamation declaring February as CTE Month. The proclamation recognized the importance of high-quality CTE and ensuring all students have access to it. Most notably, the proclamation stated that the President’s “fiscal year 2021 budget proposal to the Congress will include significant increases ... Read More

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