WATCH: Highlights from the Innovation Forum and Showcase

Recently, 23 innovators traveled to Washington from across the country to present to Congress and the public their solutions to education and workforce development challenges. Read their stories here and check out the highlights from this unique day. To watch online, click here.

ICYMI: Trump Signs Legislation That Encourages Occupational Licensing Reform

By Sarah Quinlan — Monday, August 6, 2018 On July 31, President Trump signed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The law reauthorizes and fortifies the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act for the first time since 2006, when Congress last authorized it. According to a letter that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent to Senate members in June urging passage, the new act helps to “ensure that America’s students acquire the necessary skills to succ...

ICYMI: Accountability for All Colleges

By Daniel Elkins — Wednesday, July 25, 2018 The Enlisted Association of the National Guard enthusiastically supports the PROSPER Act, a bill to reform higher education, provide accountability and protect student veterans. Unfortunately the bill is being described by some veterans’ groups as bad legislation. They have a few valid points; here’s what we think. As we debate reforming higher education from a perspective of serving veterans and service members, there is almost always an exclusive fo...

WATCH: "The legislation we are here to send to the President’s desk is a true difference-maker."

In just a few moments President Trump will sign H.R. 2353 into law. Here's what Chairwoman Foxx had to say about it last week. Click here to watch the video online. Remarks as delivered: "Mr. Speaker, today has been a long time coming, so I’ll be brief. The legislation we are here to send to the president’s desk is a true difference-maker. Every one of us knows someone God has blessed with skills and talents and ideas that do not fit the mold of traditional postsecondary education. Because of t...

Rep. Roe Introduces Employee Rights Act of 2018

Today, Education and Workforce Committee members, led by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), introduced H.R. 6544, the Employee Rights Act of 2018. The legislation includes three major provisions that put the rights and interests of employees first. The Employee Rights Act of 2018 would create a union recertification process, guarantee secret ballot union elections, and ensure that employees will only have their union dues used for political purposes if they affirmatively choose to do so. “Simply put, the Emp...

Committee Hosts Bipartisan Innovation Forum and Showcase

Today, the Committee on Education and the Workforce held a bipartisan Innovation Forum and Showcase to highlight the accomplishments of 23 innovators from across the country. These innovators, who were invited to Washington by members of the committee, came to share what they are doing at the local level to address the nation’s most pressing education and workforce development challenges. “Innovation is what happens when someone has an idea that works. Innovation is the most local of local solut...

Foxx, Scott Praise Final House Action on Bipartisan CTE Legislation

Today, the House of Representatives sent to the President's desk H.R. 2353, the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Sponsored by Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), the legislation will help more Americans get the skills they need to compete for good-paying, in-demand industry jobs. During debate on the bill, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, said: “We have more than six mil...

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