Business Roundtable Urges Bipartisan Passage of Perkins Act Reauthorization

June 26, 2018

Washington – Business Roundtable today urges the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) to pass bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act).

In a letter authored by Wes Bush, Chairman and CEO of Northrop Grumman and Chair of the Business Roundtable Education and Workforce Committee, Business Roundtable noted:

“By supporting career and technical education programs that provide students and adults with real pathways to meaningful careers, the Perkins Act is critically important to ensuring a prosperous future for Americans and for our nation…. [W]e urge you to pass this bipartisan [legislation] to reauthorize the Perkins Act, and we thank you for your leadership on this important issue for our country.”

In addition to the letter, on Friday Wes Bush and Ginni Rometty, President and CEO of IBM Corporation, published an op-ed on highlighting how reauthorizing the Perkins Act will “support a brighter employment future in this country by providing students with greater access to relevant skills education aligned with 21st century careers.”

To view Bush’s full letter to the Senate HELP Committee, please click here.

The CNBC op-ed by Bush and Rometty can be found here.