Ask Your Representative:
Sign the Perkins Funding Letter!
On Monday, the President released his FY 2020 budget request to Congress, proposing flat funding for Perkins. You can read more about the details of the budget request on the CTE Policy Watch blog.
While not binding, the President’s budget signals the beginning of congressional debate on the FY 2020 federal appropriations process, and emphasizes the need for strong advocacy on behalf of CTE to ensure Perkins funding is increased to meet the needs of students and employers.
To help with this advocacy, Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn Thompson (R-PA), the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional CTE Caucus, are asking their colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to join them in supporting federal funding for CTE in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bill. Lawmakers who support CTE should sign this letter to the House Appropriations Committees urging a strong federal investment in Perkins.
We need as many members of the House as possible to sign this letter to help ensure that the appropriations committee recognizes the importance of funding CTE. Please take a few minutes to help us in this effort! The deadline for representatives to sign on is Friday, March 22.
- Contact your Representative:
- Representative Mike Simpson (contact)
- Representative Russ Fulcher (contact)
- Ask him to support funding for CTE by signing the FY 2020 Perkins appropriations request letter led by Reps. Langevin and Thompson.
Every signature is critical in signaling congressional support for strong federal funding for CTE. Please take a moment to help us in this effort!
Your CTEI membership and dues directly impact our ability to serve as your advocate for CTE programs and our efforts would not be possible without your support. Learn more about CTEI’s policy activities and the latest news on CTEI’s Website.
If you have any questions, please contact the Legislative Chair, Lex Godfrey.