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Ohio, Virginia Senators Launch Senate CTE Caucus

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January 30, 2014

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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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