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S. 3217 (115th): Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

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An original bill to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.

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Sponsor and status

Lamar Alexander

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Tennessee. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 16, 2018
Length: 160 pages
Jul 16, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
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H.R. 2353: Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 31, 2018. (compare text)

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What legislators are saying

Senator Lankfords Office Releases 2016 Activity Report
    — Sen. James Lankford [R-OK] on Jan 11, 2017

Senate Passes Bill to Improve Legislation for Academic Achievement of Career and Technical Education Students
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] on Jul 25, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates S. 3217 will add $9 billion in new spending through 2028.


Jul 16, 2018

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Jul 16, 2018
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Dec 19, 2018
Reported by Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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S. 3217 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

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