House/Senate CTE Caucus


Background:

In 2007, former Congressmen Brain Baird (D-WA) and Phil English (R-PA) launched the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. The House caucus is now chaired by Congressmen Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), and serves to raise awareness of and support for the CTE community and lead on legislation related to these issues.

In February 2014, Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) partnered to launch the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus in conjunction with CTE Month. The senators were later joined as co-chairs by Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mike Enzi (R-WY). As co-chairs, these senators have worked to call attention to CTE as a proven method for promoting America’s continued economic growth and ensuring that our students have the skills they need to succeed. In February 2015, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) began work as co-chair of the caucus in place of Sen. Enzi, who had taken on other commitments. In January 2017, Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) joined the caucus leadership as co-chair in place of Sen. Isakson.

House Co-Chairs:

Rep Thompson Official Photo
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)
Rep Langevin Official Photo
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)

House CTE Caucus Membership List
It is important to encourage every legislator to join the CTE Caucus. Contact yours today using the CTE Action Center!

Senate Co-Chairs:

Sen Kaine Official Photo
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Sen Portman Official Photo
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
 Todd Young
Sen. Todd Young (R-IN)
Sen Baldwin Official Photo
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

Senate CTE Caucus Membership List
The Senate CTE Caucus is still recruiting Senators to join in support of CTE. You can encourage your Senators to join by sending them a message through the CTE Action Center.

Latest Caucus News:

The latest updates can be found on the CTE Caucus section of the CTE Policy Watch blog.

Resources, Positions & Statements:

Senate Resolution Recognizing CTE Month 2019 February 2019

House Resolution Recognizing CTE Month 2019 February 2019

Senate Resolution Recognizing CTE Month 2018 February 2018

House Resolution Recognizing CTE Month 2018 February 2018

Senate Resolution Recognizing CTE Month 2017 February 2017

Senate Resolution Recognizing CTE Month 2016 February 2016

Senate Resolution Recognizing CTE Month 2015 March 2015