Senate HELP Committee Members and Staff

The Senate HELP Committee members are critical to the negotiations on a final Perkins Reauthorization.  They are likely to work from the House-passed legislation, H.R. 5587, as they develop further language.  The Members and their education staff are listed here

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House E&W Committee Report with Description of House-passed Perkins Reforms

On the heels of passing H.R. 5587 by 405 to 5, the House Education and the Workforce Committee has shared its analysis of the legislation here.

The 18-page Committee Report provides the purpose, Committee Action, Summary, Committee Views, Section-By-Section Analysis, and additional materials related to the legislation.

CRS Analysis of House Passed Perkins Reforms Compared to Current Law

The Congressional Research Service comparison of current Perkins CTE law and the legislation passed by the House, H.R. 5587, is available here.

The document published by CRS on September 15th, 2016 is titled “Reauthorization of the Perkins Act in the 114th Congress: Comparison of Current Law and H.R. 5587”

The 14-page document goes through the provisions in the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (such as state plan approval) and compares current law to H.R. 5587.

CRS is part of the Library of Congress and provides Congress analysis that is authoritative, objective and nonpartisan.

House Passes Perkins Reauthorization

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the House of Representatives passed HR 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which reauthorizes the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.  The vote was 405 to 5 demonstrating the broad, bipartisan support for the program.   The vote can be found here and the debate (in truth, less debate and more statements of support) can be found at on C-Span

Perkins CTE voted for by House Education and the Workforce

Thursday, July 7 2106

The House Education and the Workforce Committee voted 37 to 0 for the Committee substitute for H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.  The legislation now proceed toward consideration by the full House of Representatives.

A letter in support of the legislation was sent to the Committee by over 200 companies, organizations and associations.

More about the Committee action can be found here

House Education and the Workforce introduces Perkins Reauthorization Legislation

The House Education and Workforce Committee has introduced bipartisan Perkins Reauthorization Legislation (see link below).  The “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act” is sponsored by Rep. Thompson (R-PA) and cosponsored by Reps. Byrne (R-AL), Curbelo (R-FL), Clark (D-MA), Langevin (D-RI), and Nolan (D-MN)

Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act