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  • Congress to Vote on FY 14 Funding Bill This Week

    Congressional appropriators are expected to announce the final FY 2014 appropriations bill early this week. The funding bill will likely come as an omnibus measure that will combine all 12 regular appropriations bills into one legislative package. 

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/14/2014 12:05:41 PM

  • Advocate on Social Media to Restore Perkins Funding

    Following the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which will restore most of the sequestration cuts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, Congress has now turned its attention to creating an appropriations bill that will set funding levels for individual programs like Perkins. The House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations subcommittees, which have jurisdiction over funding for education and workforce development programs, will determine which individual programs get funding restored within the overall total increase available. 

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/2/2014 5:12:29 PM

  • ACTE and NASDCTEc Urge Appropriations Committees to Restore Perkins Funding

    As we reported last week, Congress approved a budget agreement, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, that will restore most of the sequestration cuts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. Congress must now begin the task of setting funding levels for individual programs like Perkins before the current funding bill expires on January 15.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/24/2013 3:32:25 PM

  • Congress Turns Attention to Perkins Funding After Passing Budget Deal

    Yesterday, the Senate approved a budget agreement, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, by a vote of 64-36. The budget deal will replace a total of $63 billion of sequester cuts over two years. For FY 2014, this will effectively restore an estimated 87 percent of the cuts that were put into place through sequestration last year. The overall discretionary funding cap for FY 2014 is $1.012 trillion, with $492 billion for funding non-defense programs that include education, workforce training and CTE, an increase of $24 billion over current levels.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/19/2013 11:35:28 PM

  • Senate to Hold Final Vote on Budget Deal

    Today, the Senate approved a procedural measure to advance the budget agreement, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. The procedural vote will allow the bill to proceed to a vote on final passage this week. As we previously reported, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget agreement was reached by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) after weeks of negotiations in the budget conference committee. The House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act by an overwhelming vote of 332-94 on December 12, before the chamber adjourned for the holiday recess. The Senate is expected to vote on final passage of the bill as early as Wednesday.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/18/2013 12:32:52 AM

  • New Resources for Youth CareerConnect Grant Applications

    As we previously reported, the Department of Labor (DOL) is currently soliciting applications for the new Youth CareerConnect grants, and new resources are now available to aid applicants.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:06:21 PM

  • Possible Budget Deal Reached by Negotiators

    Last night, a budget agreement was reached by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) to set new federal spending caps, restore a portion of the sequestration cuts and allow the appropriations process to move forward under regular order.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 12/16/2013 2:57:56 PM

  • Congress Moves Closer to a Budget Deal

    The budget conference committee is continuing its efforts to craft a compromise FY 2014 budget plan before the self-imposed deadline of December 13. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the conference chairs, are reportedly moving closer to a deal that could be announced early next week.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/7/2013 10:06:41 AM

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