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  • Baldwin Introduces GREEN Act in Senate

    Recently, 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 Wisconsin.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/23/2014 12:19:14 PM

  • Senate Approves Perkins Increase

    The 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

  • 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.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/21/2014 4:29:56 PM

  • 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.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/17/2014 10:55:30 AM

  • Perkins Funding Increased in FY 14 Omnibus Bill

    Yesterday, 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 huge step!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/16/2014 10:46:40 AM

  • Congress to Vote on FY 14 Funding Bill This Week

    Congressional 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

  • Advocate on Social Media to Restore Perkins Funding

    Following the passage 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 increase available. 

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/2/2014 5:12:29 PM

  • ACTE and NASDCTEc Urge Appropriations Committees to Restore Perkins Funding

    As we reported 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 January 15.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/24/2013 3:32:25 PM

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