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Earlier this week, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott introduced H.R. 447, the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021, which would reauthorize and update the existing 1937 law. Continue reading
Since taking office on January 20th, President Joe Biden has already signed 30 executive orders and taken various other actions aimed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, and deal with the ongoing economic crisis. Continue reading
On Tuesday, Democrats defeated the Republican incumbents in both of Georgia’s runoff elections, securing enough seats to control of the Senate after President-elect Biden’s inauguration. Continue reading
This week we close with our final coverage of New Members of Congress by profiling new Members from Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Continue reading
Continuing with our coverage of new Members of Congress, in this post we profile new Members from North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee. Continue reading
Continuing with our coverage of new Members of Congress, in this post we profile new Members from Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico and New York. Continue reading
Continuing with our coverage of new Members of Congress, in this post we profile new Members from Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Michigan. Continue reading
On Monday evening, a bipartisan group of Senate and House lawmakers released legislative text of a two-part $908 billion coronavirus response measure. Continue reading
Continuing with our coverage of new Members of Congress, this post we profile new Members from Florida, Georgia, Hawaii and Illinois. Continue reading
Come January, notwithstanding the January 5 Senate run-off elections, there will be a total of 66 new Members of Congress (six in the Senate and 60 in the House). Continue reading
Last week, ACTE delivered CTE policy recommendations to the incoming Biden Administration. These priorities respond to the short-term needs, such as coronavirus relief aid, and long-term needs, like building a skilled workforce to support the country’s infrastructure, facing CTE programs nationwide. Continue reading
Notwithstanding a handful of too-close-to-call seats, the 116th Congress is starting to take shape. In both chambers, there will be changes to the committees with jurisdiction over education issues. Continue reading
Recently, we reported on the preliminary results from the 2020 elections. While some congressional races remain too close to call, headed to recount, or a January 5 runoff, a clearer picture has emerged as to how the elections have impacted CTE caucus membership. Continue reading
As Congress returned this week for the lame duck session, one of the most critical items on the agenda before the end of the year is the passage of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations bills. Continue reading
The 2020 election is on pace to have the highest voter turnout, as a share of the voting-eligible population, since the 1908 election. Continue reading
Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3, is Election Day! Voters all across the country will head to the polls. At the federal level, control of the White House and both the House and Senate will be decided. The results of this election have implications when it comes to committee chairs, committee compositions,... Continue reading
To me, participating in the electoral process is one of the most fundamental freedoms we as Americans are able to enjoy. Many people in countless countries around the world still do not enjoy the same freedom, nor did many Americans in centuries past (and even some still today). It is... Continue reading
This election cycle has been more chaotic than I've ever seen--often eliciting negativity, fear, and even exhaustion. However, having the ability to influence, albeit in a small way, the direction this country is moving toward is why I will always choose to have my opinions heard through voting. To me,... Continue reading
I vote to honor those who came before me, and fought so valiantly for their franchise, and to help make a better life for those will come after me. The presidential election grabs the most headlines, but the decisions that predominantly impact my children’s education options and shape the workforce... Continue reading
Join us in signing a petition from our partners at Voices for Skills and tell Congress that skills training should be a critical piece of our country’s inclusive economic recovery plan in order to support individual’s real career aspirations, support employers' need for skilled workers, and kickstart our country’s economy. Continue reading
The final presidential debate between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden will take place tonight at 9 p.m. ET at Belmont University in Nashville. Continue reading
This is the first post in the Election Watch 2020, Why Voting is Important to Me series, where members of ACTE's Public Policy team describe why they believe it is important to exercise your right to vote. Continue reading
With only two weeks to go before Election Day 2020, now is a great time to reflect on the reasons why voting is important to you. Continue reading
On Tuesday, November 3, voters all across the country will head to the polls for Election Day. Aside from deciding who will be the next President of the United States, voters will be facing many other choices at the ballot box. Continue reading
The first and only vice presidential debate between current Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris will take place tonight at 9 p.m. ET at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Continue reading