February 11, 2016 - Issue: Vol. 162, No. 25 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 2nd Session
IN RECOGNITION OF CTE MONTH; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 25
(House of Representatives - February 11, 2016)
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[Page H719] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] IN RECOGNITION OF CTE MONTH (Mr. LANGEVIN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LANGEVIN. Madam Speaker, as co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus, I am pleased to join the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Thompson), my good friend, in recognition of CTE Month. Across the country, students are using CTE programs to seek out career pathways, hone 21st century skills, and find good jobs. Unfortunately, while demand has increased for CTE, Federal funding has been reduced from its high level in 2010 of $1.3 billion. It is time, Madam Speaker, that we reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to deliver student-centered education that provides the right skills for successful careers. We have the opportunity to remake Perkins in a way that works for the new economy in the 21st century. I urge my colleagues to seize this chance. As Rhode Island's Governor, Gina Raimondo, has put it aptly, it is time to invest in skills that matter and work that pays. ____________________