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Mitch Coppes
Alexandria, VA
Mitch Coppes is the Legislative Liaison in the Department of Public Policy at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). He represents ACTE on Capitol Hill in all federal budget and appropriations issues. Mitch is graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he received a BA in political science in 2008. He previously worked at the U.S. House of Representatives and the National Republican Senatorial Committee before joining ACTE in 2011.
Recent Activity
ACTE’s work and that of other CTE advocates and stakeholders has paid off! Last night, Congress released text of the long-awaited omnibus appropriations bill to fund federal programs for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, and Perkins Basic State Grants will receive a $75 million increase if the omnibus... Continue reading
A record 170 member of the House of Representatives signed the FY 2019 Perkins funding “dear colleague” letter! Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Education recently unveiled the list of the Administration’s final supplemental grant priorities. Continue reading
We need as many members of the House as possible to sign this letter in support of strong federal funding for CTE. Please take a few minutes to help us in this effort! Continue reading
The White House released President Trump’s budget request to Congress for FY 2019, which proposes to fund the Perkins Basic State Grant at $1.118 billion. Continue reading
Please take a few minutes to contact your Members of Congress and let them know that investing in CTE is a top priority! Continue reading
The education committees in the House and Senate recently held a pair of hearings on postsecondary accountability issues as part of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Continue reading
The Senate education committee held a hearing on innovative proposals to reform higher education, including expanding financial aid for short-term training programs. Continue reading
The three-day shutdown ended on Monday after Congress agreed on a short-term measure to fund the federal government until February 8. Continue reading
In December, Congress passed yet another short-term funding bill that continues current spending levels for Perkins and other programs until January 19. Continue reading
Recently, the House Education and the Workforce Committee approved a higher education reauthorization bill on a party-line vote. This sweeping legislation has numerous provisions that would impact postsecondary CTE. Continue reading
On Friday, the Republican members of the House Education and the Workforce Committee announced their long-awaited proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). While we work to provide a detailed analysis of H.R. 4508, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act in the coming... Continue reading
A bipartisan collation of 237 members of House sent a letter to the leaders of Senate education committee urging action on Perkins reauthorization. Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Education released the names of the negotiators who will rewriting the federal gainful employment regulations. The first negotiated rulemaking session will take place December 4-7. Continue reading
Tuesday, November 7, is Election Day 2017 in many states and localities across the country. This “off-year” election will feature gubernatorial and state legislative elections, as well as ballot initiatives and a variety of local races. The marquee matchups on Tuesday will be the governor’s races in Virginia and New... Continue reading
The House Education and the Workforce Committee and Homeland Security Committee held a joint hearing on careers in cybersecurity and the role CTE in developing the cyber workforce pipeline. Continue reading
Recently, a group of senators sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate education committee in support of Perkins reauthorization. Continue reading
Ask your Representative to join the sponsors of the House Perkins reauthorization bill in urging the Senate to act now! Continue reading
The Senate held a hearing on innovative practices in education, including those that incorporate high-quality CTE, as part of the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Continue reading
Based on revised figures from the U.S. Department of Education, 30 states will receive reduced Perkins Basic State Grant funding allocations on October 1. Continue reading
This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to advance their 2018 education funding bill. Like its House counterpart, the bill proposes to maintain funding for the Perkins Basic State Grant at $1.118 billion and CTE National Programs at $7.4 million. By advancing the bill, lawmakers rejected the Administration’s request to... Continue reading
Congress recently passed a stopgap continuing resolution to provide temporary funding for Perkins and other education programs through December 8. Continue reading
Congress begins tackling a long to-do list of policy items as part of its hectic fall schedule, including continuing funding for education and job training. Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that some states will receive a supplemental Perkins Basic State Grant allocation to offset the cut that occurred last fall. Continue reading
ACTE provided recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education’s reform task force on ways that the department can better support the CTE field. Continue reading