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.
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/28/2014 11:16:00 PM
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.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/17/2014 10:55:30 AM
the House and Senate appropriations committees released the final FY 2014
omnibus appropriations bill, which included a $53 million increase for Perkins!
This funding increase will help to restore almost all of the harmful sequester
cut for CTE! Sequestration had resulted in a 5.2 percent cut for federal CTE
funding in FY 2013, impacting programs at high schools, tech centers, and
community and technical colleges across the country. ACTE and the CTE community
have been fighting for restoration of funding for the past year, and this is a
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/16/2014 10:46:40 AM
appropriators are expected to announce the final FY 2014 appropriations bill early
this week. The funding bill will likely come as an omnibus measure that will
combine all 12 regular appropriations bills into one legislative package.
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/14/2014 12:05:41 PM
of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which will restore most of the
sequestration cuts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, Congress has now turned its
attention to creating an appropriations bill that will set funding levels for individual
programs like Perkins. The House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services
and Education appropriations subcommittees, which have jurisdiction over
funding for education and workforce development programs, will determine
which individual programs get funding restored within the overall total
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/2/2014 5:12:29 PM
last week, Congress approved a budget agreement, known as the Bipartisan
Budget Act of 2013, that will restore most of the sequestration cuts for Fiscal
Year (FY) 2014. Congress must now begin the task of setting funding levels for
individual programs like Perkins before the current funding bill expires on
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/24/2013 3:32:25 PM
Yesterday, the Senate approved a budget agreement, known as
the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, by a vote of 64-36. The
budget deal will replace a total of $63 billion of sequester cuts over two
years. For FY 2014, this will effectively restore an estimated 87 percent of
the cuts that were put into place through sequestration last year. The overall
discretionary funding cap for FY 2014 is $1.012 trillion, with $492 billion for
funding non-defense programs that include education, workforce training and CTE,
an increase of $24 billion over current levels.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/19/2013 11:35:28 PM
Today, the Senate approved a procedural measure to advance the
budget agreement, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. The procedural
vote will allow the bill to proceed to a vote on final passage this week. As we
reported, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget agreement was reached by Rep.
Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) after weeks of negotiations in
the budget conference committee. The House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act by
an overwhelming vote of 332-94 on
December 12, before the chamber adjourned for the holiday recess. The Senate is
expected to vote on final passage of the bill as early as Wednesday.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/18/2013 12:32:52 AM