House/Senate CTE Caucus


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 2016 February 2016

Senate Resolution Recognizing CTE Month 2015 March 2015