Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the Grants for Renewable Energy
Education for the Nation (GREEN) Act (S.
1952). The bill is a companion to the House
GREEN Act sponsored by Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA). Sen. Baldwin publicly
announced the Senate GREEN Act during a tour of technical colleges across
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/23/2014 12:19:14 PM
FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill cleared the Senate last night on a
bipartisan vote of 72-26.
As we previously
reported, the House overwhelming approved the funding measure, including a
$53 million increase for Perkins, earlier this week.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/17/2014 4:20:21 PM
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