A “Dear Colleague” letter is currently circulating in the U.S. House of Representatives, urging the Appropriations Committee to make a robust investment in Perkins Basic State Grants in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. Last year, a bipartisan group of 162 representatives signed-on, which was is new record. With your help, we are looking to exceed that this year!
The letter will be sent to the House Appropriations Committee, and last year’s strong showing, with 162 signatures, was a major reason why last year’s House appropriations bill included an increase in Perkins funding. This year’s bipartisan letter, again led by Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn Thompson (R-PA), the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional CTE Caucus, asks their colleagues to join them in supporting federal funding for CTE in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations bill. Lawmakers who support CTE should sign this letter to the House Appropriations Committees urging a strong federal investment in Perkins.
We need as many members of the House as possible to sign this letter to help ensure that the appropriations committee recognizes the importance of funding CTE. Please take a few minutes to help us in this effort! The deadline for representatives to sign on is this Monday, March 9.
(1) Contact your Representative via email by clicking here; or
(2) Call your Representative through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask him or her to sign the FY 2020 Perkins appropriations request letter led by Reps. Langevin and Thompson.
Every signature is critical in signaling congressional support for strong federal funding for CTE. Please take a minute to email or call right now!