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Stories from Across the Aisle: How bipartisanship can change the course of skills policy

Last year, education and workforce advocates celebrated the passage of the Perkins V—a long-awaited Perkins Act reauthorization bill that strengthened the federal investment in career and technical education (CTE). This significant step forward in skills policy can be largely attributed to the efforts of Representatives Thompson (R-PA) and Krishnamoorthi (D-IL)—vocal workforce development advocates who consistently reach across the aisle to affect change. Hear from Representatives Thompson and Krishnamoorthi as they reflect on their Perkins Act reauthorization efforts, discuss the impacts of bipartisanship, and share their perspectives on the future of federal skills policy.