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H.R. 2353 (115th): Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2353 reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins Act) to help more Americans enter the workforce with the skills necessary to compete for and succeed in high-skilled, in-demand careers. Specifically, the legislation looks to empower state and local community leaders, improve alignment with in-demand jobs, increase transparency and accountability, and ensure a limited federal role.

The bill simplifies the requirements states have to follow when applying for federal funds and streamlines the application process to better align it with the process for submitting the state workforce development plan under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The bill allows providers to fill out a simple local application rather than a lengthy plan. Recipients will also partner with local stakeholders to perform biennial reviews to …

Sponsor and status

Glenn Thompson

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2018
Length: 61 pages
May 4, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 31, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 31, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-224

40 Cosponsors (29 Republicans, 11 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Thompson, Kelly hail passage of technical education bill
    — Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15] (Sponsor) on Aug 27, 2018

Walberg Applauds Signing of Career and Technical Education Bill into Law
    — Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 31, 2018

Speaker Ryan Signs Career and Technical Education Bill at Weekly Press Conference
    — Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018] on Jul 26, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 2353 will add $8.4 billion in new spending through 2027.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3217: Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

Ordered Reported on Jul 16, 2018. 97% incorporated. (compare text)


May 4, 2017

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May 17, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Jun 7, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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Jun 22, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 23, 2018
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 25, 2018
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 31, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2353 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2353. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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