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Career and Technical Education Caucus

The Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus is a bipartisan group of Representatives committed to supporting and promoting CTE. Co-chaired by Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), the caucus is comprised of members of Congress representing constituents from across the United States and transcends the ideological spectrum.

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April 17, 2020 In The News
U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) recently urged U.S. House of Representatives leadership to provide $1 billion in forthcoming emergency funding legislation for Carl D. Perkins state grants to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on student learning.
April 9, 2020 Press Release
Congressmen Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, sent a letter to House leadership requesting additional funding for CTE in the next COVID-19 relief package. The letter urges House leaders to provide $1 billion for Carl D. Perkins state grants to mitigate the harm to student learning caused by COVID-19.
February 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON Congressmen Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, today introduced the Transportation Workforce Centers of Excellence Act to boost transportation workforce training opportunities offered at community and technical colleges across the nation. The bill will provide $50 million in competitive grants to strengthen education and training programs in targeted industries.

February 28, 2020 In The News

Congressmen Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Pa., co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced H. Res. 864, a resolution recognizing National CTE Month, which is observed every February.

February 27, 2020 In The News

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, who co-chairs the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, on Wednesday co-introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing National CTE Month, which is observed every February.

U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, a Democrat from Rhode Island, also is a co-sponsor.

February 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  Congressmen Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, yesterday introduced H. Res. 864, a resolution recognizing National CTE Month, which is observed every February.

May 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last week during Infrastructure Week, Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and CTE caucus co-chairs Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), and Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) introduced bipartisan H.R. 2831, the Building U.S.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and  Jim Langevin (D-RI), the co-chairs of the bipartisan Career and Technical Education Caucus, issued the following statement regarding cybersecurity education for individuals working with cyber-physical systems in President Trump’s Executive Order on cybersecurity workforce:

May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, and Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and David McKinley (R-WV), co-chairs of the Building Trades Caucus, sent a letter to House leadership and leaders on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urging them to include workforce development investments in future infrastructure legislation.

September 13, 2018 In The News

Bipartisanship isn’t dead. In fact, it just experienced a significant victory.

Though we come from opposite sides of the aisle, we successfully worked together as co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus to overhaul the law responsible for much of our nation’s career and technical education system.