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Support the Bipartisan Smarter EPSCoR Act

January 17, 2018

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) was first authorized by Congress in 1978 with the potentially noble goal of redistributing federal research dollars into states that did not get their “fair share” of research dollars. 
However, because the “fair share” was determined on a per state basis rather than a
per capita basis, it has devolved into just another program that steers money into states that already get far more than their fair share of federal spending.

TOMORROW: Apprenticeship Panel Discussion

January 17, 2018

We invite you to join our panel discussion, “Best Apprenticeship Practices for a 21st Century Workforce” on Thursday, January 18 from Noon until 1pm in Rayburn 2358-C. The purpose of the discussion is to hear testimony from representatives
of some of the most successful apprenticeship programs across the country.  The panelists will discuss the reasons behind their success, provide lessons for Congress, and offer tips for other programs moving forward.

Today – Expanding Apprenticeships in the US: Learning from German Experiences

January 17, 2018

By now, your office should have received an invitation to a lunch briefing on Wednesday, January 17th entitled, Expanding Apprenticeships in the US: Learning from German Experiences. As co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical
Education Caucus, we hope you and your staff will join us for this important discussion. For more information and to register, please see the full invitation below.

Support H.R. 4602 Defending Special Education Students and Families Act

January 17, 2018

More than four decades ago, Congress pledged to pay up to 40 percent of the excess cost of educating students with disabilities. Yet today, the federal government covers less than 16 percent of these special education costs. The Defending Special Education
Students and Families Act would finally live up to that nearly 40-year old promise by fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities in Education (IDEA) Act.

Co-Sponsor Resolution Recognizing January as National Mentoring Month

January 16, 2018

Please join us in supporting a resolution recognizing January as National Mentoring Month.

Give Students a Second Chance!

January 16, 2018

I write to invite you to cosponsor
H.R. 3252, the Second Chance for Students Act, because one mistake shouldn’t mean the end of a student’s education.

Briefing Tomorrow – Expanding Apprenticeships in the US: Learning from German Experiences

January 16, 2018

By now, your office should have received an invitation to a lunch briefing on Wednesday, January 17th entitled, Expanding Apprenticeships in the US: Learning from German Experiences. As co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical
Education Caucus, we hope you and your staff will join us for this important discussion. For more information and to register, please see the full invitation below.