Take Action: House Takes up Perkins Funding Bill This Week
July 23, 2013
Action: House Takes up Perkins Funding Bill This Week
Update: The Committee Markup of the House 2014 Labor-HHS-Education
Appropriations Bill has been Postponed indefinitely. Please Check the CTEPolicy Watch Blog for Additional Updates.
the House Appropriations Committee will begin consideration of its Fiscal Year
(FY) 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill,
which will include funding for Perkins! Federal support for CTE is far below
what is necessary to meet the needs of local CTE programs and the students they
serve. Since 2010, Perkins funding has been reduced by over $100 million,
with the threat of further cuts through sequestration for the 2013-14 school
markup is a critical step in the long path toward a final FY 2014 funding
amount for Perkins. Unfortunately, the House overall FY 2014 funding level for programs
of $121 billion is $28 billion, or almost 19 percent, below the current funding
level. This is going to make it extremely difficult for any programs to receive
this month, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill that funds
Perkins at 1.1 billion for FY 2014—equivalent to the pre-sequestration level! To
ensure that the House appropriators provide the best funding allocation
possible for Perkins, they need to hear from you again! Please take a few
minutes to let them know:
for Perkins is critical in preparing youth and adults for 21st century careers.
support for CTE has already been cut by over $100 million since 2010.
will add another $58 million reduction in Perkins funding for the 2013-14
- It is
time for Congress to make funding CTE a priority!
them to please support a $1.1 billion funding level for the Perkins CTE State
Grants in the FY 2014 appropriations bill!
your Representative’s contact information here.
your thoughts with them on Twitter (include hashtags #CareerTechEd and
a message on their Facebook wall.
their office directly (also reach them through the Capitol switchboard:
them an e-mail through the ACTE Action Center.
our CTE Funding page for more information.