Sending Office: Honorable Raja Krishnamoorthi
Request for Signature(s)
DEADLINE TO SIGN ON: COB TODAY (THURSDAY, OCT 12)
Current Signatories: Krishnamoorthi, Thompson, Sinema, Lipinski, Carbajal, Wilson (FL), DeFazio,
Blum, Brown, Kelly, Brownley, O’Halleran, Gallagher, DeSaulnier, Vargas, Takano, Pocan, Ruiz, Nolan, Blunt Rochester,
Meehan, Kuster, Hultgren, Ruppersberger, Costello, Boyle, Demings,
Cole, Quigley, Higgins (NY), Ryan (OH), Meng, Blumenauer, Clark (MA), Heck, Payne, Evans, Brown, Dingell, Lofgren, Khanna, Deutch, Carson, Degette, Speier,
Pearce, Nadler, Larson, Hanabusa, Suozzi, Lujan, Grothman, Lawson, Kind, Moulton. Huffman, Veasey, Wasserman Schultz,
Rokita,Walberg, Bordallo, Byrne, Bera, Esty, Soto, Watson Coleman, Schiff, Sewell, Bustos, McCollum, Brady (PA),
Davis (IL), Bishop, Comer, Johnson (TX-30), Rutherford, Shea-Porter, Cárdenas, Kilmer, Engel, Correa, Cohen, Vela, Smith (WA), Clarke (NY), Lawrence,
Jordan, Walz, Moore, Larsen (WA), Langevin, Larsen (WA), Langevin, Courtney, Maloney,
Rooney (FL-19), Garrett, Delaney, Foster, Doyle, Jayapal, Matsui, McNerney, Bonamici, Butterfield, Murphy (FL), Yarmuth, Jeffries,
Mitchell, Cummings, Curbelo, O’Rourke, Fitzpatrick, Hastings, Lewis (GA), Tenney, Lieu, Tonko,
Jenkins (KS), Brooks (IN), Rosen, Bergman, Luetkemeyer, Peters, Costa, Crist,
Ferguson, Swalwell, Valadao, Keating, Lewis (MN),
Bacon, McGovern, Rothfus
Please join us in sending a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate HELP Committee, calling for a timely reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
This past June, the House unanimously passed H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. If signed into law, H.R. 2353 will reauthorize the Perkins Act for the first time in over ten years, ensuring
that the federal policy governing CTE is modern, robust and well-engineered.
Demand for high-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) is growing rapidly in our 21st century economy. Business owners depend on these programs to bridge the skills gap and increase the number of qualified job candidates. Employers are confident
that students who complete CTE courses leave with the tools they need succeed in a number of career pathways, including manufacturing, information technology (IT) and agriculture.
CTE programs play an important role in every congressional district. With this in mind, we hope you will join us in calling for action on H.R. 2353 in the Senate.
To sign on to
this letter please contact Brian Kaissi in Rep. Krishnamoorthi’s office at Brian.Kaissi@mail.house.gov or 202-225-3711, or Katie Brown in Rep. Thompson’s office at
Katie.Brown@mail.house.gov or 202-225-5121. The deadline to sign on is COB TODAY, Thursday October 12.
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson
Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray:
On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 2353, the
Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.
As Members of Congress committed to increasing access to high-quality career and technical education (CTE), we respectfully request that the Senate HELP Committee begin consideration of this legislation.
If signed into law, H.R. 2353 will reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act for the first time since 2006, ensuring that the federal policy governing CTE is modern, robust and well-engineered. As you know, CTE plays an important
role in the success of both traditional and non-traditional students and improves the profitability of all sectors of the American economy.
Business owners depend on Perkins Act programs to bridge the skills gap and increase the number of job-ready candidates. Thanks to skills-based learning, employers can be confident that students will have the tools they need to succeed in a number of career
pathways, including manufacturing, information technology (IT) and agriculture as they enter the job market.
With this in mind, we believe it is incumbent upon this body to pass legislation that will help millions of Americans access the skills and technical knowledge they need to build promising futures. We greatly appreciate your dedication to this issue and
look forward to working in a bipartisan, bicameral manner to reauthorize the Perkins Act.
Thank you for your leadership and we look forward to your timely reply.
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