IN RECOGNITION OF CTE MONTH; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 25
(House of Representatives - February 11, 2016)

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                      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.

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