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  • Rep. Thompson: Perkins Is Proven

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan appeared before the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday. Duncan cited the Administration’s proposals for community colleges and career academies. He also received some additional push back on the issue of funding for new competitive grant programs instead of the long-standing formula programs. Specifically, Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) asked a question about Perkins funding in which he noted that Perkins is a proven program to address the skills gap.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:12:31 AM

  • House WIA Bill Introduced, Perkins Removed from Consolidation

    The Workforce Investment Improvement Act which was passed by Republicans in the House will prevent Perkins funding from being consolidated into other bills.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:11:57 AM

  • House Dems Introduce WIA Reauthorization Bill

    On March 20, Reps. John Tierney (D-MA), Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX) and George Miller (D-CA) introduced legislation to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act. These Democratic leaders on the House Education and Workforce Committee were following the lead of House Republicans, who introduced their own partisan legislation to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act in December.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:11:10 AM

  • Legislative Alert: Contact Congress to Restore Perkins Funding

    You can play a critical role in restoring Perkins funding. Call your representative and show them the benefits of CTE and CTE funding.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:08:21 AM

  • States Get Reimbursed for 1.5% Perkins Cut

    In October 2011, states saw a 1.5 percent cut in their Perkins allocations. This cut was the result of a continuing resolution bill that applied a temporary across-the-board cut to advance appropriations in order to meet specific budget caps.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:45:59 AM

  • Senate Perkins Funding Letter Sent to OMB

    In preparation for the release of the president’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget, Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) along with numerous other Senators sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget requesting funds for Perkins. A similar letter was sent requesting funds for the Workforce Investment Act, Pell Grants and other key workforce development programs.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:39:43 AM

  • House WIA Bill Threatens Perkins Funding

    In December, the House Education and Workforce Committee released a bill from Rep. Foxx (R-NC) that, if enacted, would consolidate workforce programs into four funding streams.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:27:38 AM

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