Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act - H.R.2353 / S.3217

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Overview
Purpose: 
"To reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006."
Primary sponsors: 
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) / Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Latest major action: 
President signed H.R.2353 into law, July 31, 2018
Committee Reports: 
Summary of provisions
  • Authorizes Department of Education’s Basic State Grants, National Programs, and Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions programs
  • Allows states to set performance goals with input from local CTE communities instead of from DOEd
  • Directs DOEd to establish a grant program that would identify and support innovative strategies and activities to improve CTE and align workforce skills with labor market needs
Actions
Actions on the House bill: 
President signed bill into law
July 31, 2018
House passed Senate-amended version of the bill by voice vote
July 25, 2018
Senate passed amended version of the bill by voice vote
July 23, 2018
House passed bill by voice vote
June 22, 2017
Bill introduced
May 4, 2017
Actions on the Senate bill: 
Bill introduced
July 16, 2018