Header Logo

ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Senate Appropriators Take Up Perkins Funding Bill This Week

A A A

June 9, 2014

FeaturedImage

Senate Appropriators Take Up Perkins Funding Bill This Week

This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee will unveil the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill, which will include Perkins funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. As we previously reported, Senate appropriators approved the overall spending cap for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education—known as a 302(b) allocation—at $156.8 billion. The funding bill being considered this week will divide up that total among individual programs like Perkins. The current funding level for the Perkins Basic State Grant is $1.118 billion. Please take a few minutes to contact your Members of Congress to let them know that building our investment in CTE is a top priority!

Both the Senate Labor-HHS-Education appropriations subcommittee and the full appropriations committee will hold hearings, known as markups, to review and amend the FY 2015 funding bill. Action will begin on Tuesday in the subcommittee. The bill is expected to be completed during the full committee markup on Thursday, after which it will go to the Senate floor for a final vote later this summer. The committee may not release the individual program funding levels until after the Thursday markup, but we will provide updates on the CTE Policy Watch blog throughout the week. You can also visit the CTE Funding page on our website for more information.

Update: The Senate Labor-HHS-Education appropriations subcommittee approved the FY 2015 funding bill by a voice vote on Tuesday (6/10) afternoon. However, the Senate Appropriations Committee has indefinitely postponed the full committee markup of the bill. 

My ACTE Login Image

myACTE

JOIN US

Renew · Learn About Membership

YOUR ASSOCIATION

Divisions · Regions · State Associations

CTE Policy Watch Blog

Education Leader George Miller to Retire

Rep. George Miller (D-CA), ranking member on the House Education and the Workforce Committee and winner of ACTE’s Policymaker of the Year Award, announced his retirement on Monday. He will not seek re-election in 2014.

House Passes FY 14 Omnibus Bill With Perkins Increase; Senate to Vote Soon

The FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill passed overwhelmingly on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 359-67. As we previously reported, the omnibus bill includes a $53 million increase for Perkins! The Senate is expected to vote on the measure before the end of the week. Please take a few minutes to reach out to your Senators and urge them to vote YES on this bill.

Image

ACTE Calendar

Sunday, December 21, 2014

ACTE 2015 Election Closes

Monday, March 02, 2015

2015 National Policy Seminar

View All Events

Introducing the new
ACTE
Visa® Platinum Rewards card.