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two of the federal government shutdown began with no indication that
congressional leaders and the White House are any closer to a resolution that
would end the partisan standoff. The likelihood that both sides will be able to
reach a deal to end the shutdown is being further complicated by a looming
deadline to raise the nation’s debt limit. The U.S. Treasury Department
announced that Congress will need to approve an increase in the federal debt
ceiling before October 17 in order to avoid a default. So what is the debt
ceiling and what does it have to do with the ongoing government shutdown?
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/9/2013 12:35:41 PM
we enter day four of the federal government shutdown, there is still no sign
that Congress will reach an agreement to reopen the government anytime soon.
Negotiations between the House and Senate have broken down over the fate of the
president’s signature health care reform law, also known as Obamacare.
Conservative Republicans continue to insist on blocking the implementation of
Obamacare as a condition for restoring funding for federal programs and
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/7/2013 10:33:23 AM
federal government has officially shut down for the first time in 17 years, as
Congress is still unable
to reach a resolution to continue funding government programs and operations in the new fiscal year. So
what will this shutdown mean for CTE?
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/1/2013 1:15:03 PM
Friday, the House of Representatives approved a Fiscal Year
(FY) 2014 continuing resolution (CR) that will temporarily fund
federal programs, including Perkins, through December 15. The stopgap
funding bill, which passed on a mostly party-line vote of 230-189, is necessary
to prevent a government-wide shutdown when the current fiscal year ends on
September 30. The CR will continue funding the federal government at the
current, FY 2013 funding levels. For Perkins, federal funding was cut by 5.2 percent
in FY 2013 due to sequestration. This resulted in a $58 million reduction in the federal support for CTE in the 2013-14
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/26/2013 10:22:57 AM
The latest round of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants has
been awarded to community colleges and universities around the country
for the development and expansion of innovative training programs in
partnership with local employers.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:47:08 PM
recent report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities highlights reductions in
state funding for education since the beginning of the economic recession
in 2008. As we approach the five-year anniversary of the financial meltdown
that helped to spur this recession, the report shows that many states are still
dealing with the lingering effects and have not yet returned to pre-recession
funding levels for education.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/16/2013 1:03:30 PM
Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of a Fiscal
Year (FY) 2014 continuing resolution (CR) that will temporarily fund
federal programs, including Perkins, through December 15. Congress has yet to
approve any of the 12 full-year appropriations bills for FY 2014.A stopgap
funding bill is necessary to prevent a government shutdown when the current
fiscal year ends on September 30. The CR will essentially put the federal budget
on autopilot for a few months, continuing funding
levels from FY 2013. For Perkins, FY 2013 funding was cut by 5.2 percent
below the previous year, incorporating the across-the-board sequester cut, which has resulted in $58 million reduction in
the federal investment in CTE for the 2013-14 school year.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/12/2013 5:42:25 PM
week, the National Education Association (NEA) released
a report that shows the cuts in federal education funding, including
Perkins, state-by-state in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Based on the most recent estimates
from the U.S. Department of Education, these tables illustrate the significant
reductions in federal support to states in the wake of sequestration.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/4/2013 11:35:14 AM