House/Senate CTE Caucus
In 2007, former Congressmen Brain Baird (D-WA) and Phil English (R-PA) launched the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. The House caucus is now chaired by Congressmen Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), and serves to raise awareness of and support for the CTE community and lead on legislation related to these issues.
In February 2014, Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) partnered to launch the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus in conjunction with CTE Month. The senators were later joined as co-chairs by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mike Enzi (R-WY). As co-chairs, these senators have worked to call attention to CTE as a proven method for promoting America’s continued economic growth and ensuring that our students have the skills they need to succeed. In February 2015, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) began work as co-chair of the caucus in place of Sen. Enzi, who had taken on other commitments.
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)
House CTE Caucus Membership List
It is important to encourage every legislator to join the CTE Caucus. Contact yours today using the CTE Action Center!
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Senate CTE Caucus Membership List
The Senate CTE Caucus is still recruiting Senators to join in support of CTE. You can encourage your Senators to join by sending them a message through the CTE Action Center.
Latest Caucus News:
The latest updates can be found on the CTE Caucus section of the CTE Policy Watch blog.
Resources, Positions & Statements:
Resolution Recognizing CTE Month 2015 March 2015
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One of ACTE's most effective advocacy tools is you! Becoming an advocate is one of the most important actions you can take to secure the future of CTE. ACTE has developed a wide variety of tools to assist you in your advocacy activities, keep you informed and promote ongoing support for CTE. The tools here provide step-by-step directions and examples that will help you reach out to policymakers at the local, state and federal levels, as well as your community and the media. From your Members of Congress to your local mayor, these individuals all make decisions that directly or indirectly impact CTE. With your help, we can ensure the strength and future of CTE!
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