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  • House FY13 Spending Levels at Odds With Senate

    On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved a measure that caps federal discretionary spending at $1.028 trillion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. The individual FY 2013 spending level, known as a 302(b) allocation, for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education is $150 billion in the House. From this amount, the appropriators will divide up funding for individual programs like Perkins. The $150 billion level is a 4 percent reduction from the current FY 2012 level and is $7.72 billion less than the Senate has already allocated for FY 2013.  

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 11:08:56 AM

  • Tell Congress to Stop Sequestration!

    We have reported in the past on the serious and looming threat of sequestration and its potential devastating effects on federal funding for CTE. The Budget Control Act of 2011 created the “Super Committee” of Members of Congress who were tasked with creating a plan to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal budget in the next 10 years. Their failure to reach an agreement triggered a provision in the law that will institute a 9.1 percent automatic across-the-board cut to all discretionary programs on January 2, 2013.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:22:40 AM

  • House Passes Budget Resolution

    On March 29, the full House passed its Fiscal Year 2013 budget resolution authored by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI). The Ryan budget passed by a vote of 228 to 191 with 10 Republicans voting against the resolution, including House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Denny Rehberg (R-MT).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:22:05 AM

  • Bi-partisan Dear Colleague Letters Finalized in House and Senate

    Last month, policymakers who support CTE had the opportunity to sign-on to letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees addressing CTE funding. Both letters were a great success!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:21:36 AM

  • House Budget Resolution Proposes Large Cuts to Education and Workforce

    On March 20, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chair of the House Budget Committee, introduced a budget resolution for 2013. The budget resolution sets overall spending levels for Members of Congress on the Appropriations Committees. The Ryan budget caps overall discretionary spending at $1.028 trillion, $19 billion less than the amount that had already been agreed to in last summer's debt reduction deal.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:09:45 AM

  • Legislative Alert: Contact Congress to Restore Perkins Funding

    You can play a critical role in restoring Perkins funding. Call your representative and show them the benefits of CTE and CTE funding.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:08:21 AM

  • States Get Reimbursed for 1.5% Perkins Cut

    In October 2011, states saw a 1.5 percent cut in their Perkins allocations. This cut was the result of a continuing resolution bill that applied a temporary across-the-board cut to advance appropriations in order to meet specific budget caps.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:45:59 AM

  • More Details on Budget Proposals for Depts. of Ed and Labor

    On Feb. 13, the president released his budget priorities for FY 2013. The budget invests in CTE by maintaining FY 2012 levels for Perkins and proposing $1 billion over three years for career academies.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:45:07 AM

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