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Ohio, Virginia Senators Launch Senate CTE Caucus


January 30, 2014


Ohio, Virginia Senators Launch Senate CTE Caucus

In conjunction with the start of CTE Month, ACTE worked with U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to form the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus. As co-chairs, the Senators will use the bipartisan Caucus to bring attention in the Senate to improving and strengthening access to high-quality, rigorous CTE to ensure a well-educated and highly skilled workforce.

While the House of Representatives has a formal process for establishing caucuses, and has maintained the Congressional CTE Caucus since 2007, the Senate has traditionally not formed these groups around specific interest areas. Today’s announcement is a big step forward in that Senators will now be able to join together in one voice as a caucus to champion CTE.

 The caucus co-chairs have circulated a letter to their colleagues to urge them to join. Take a few minutes to contact your senators and ask them to support CTE by joining the bipartisan Senate CTE Caucus!

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