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At a briefing on infrastructure and CTE hosted last week by the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced Senator Todd Young (R-IN) would join the caucus as a co-chair. In addition to Sen. Young and Sen. Portman, the caucus is also led by co-chairs Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).
Senator Young graduated from a public high school in Indiana and from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. He trained as a rifle platoon commander, served as an intelligence officer and later managed recruiting for the Marine Corps in the Chicago area. While in Chicago, Sen. Young earned an MBA. His career later took him to London for further studies followed by a stint in Washington, DC to work at a conservative think tank and as a congressional staffer. He later returned to Indiana and earned a J.D., working at a small law firm until he was elected to Congress in 2009.
In the House of Representatives, Sen. Young voted on a number of important education bills, and he supported the Every Student Succeeds Act. He also introduced bipartisan legislation with Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) to provide more affordable student loan options. In 2016, Sen. Young won election to the United States Senate, and was sworn in at the beginning of this year. He serves on the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, the committee of jurisdiction for the vast majority of CTE-related legislation. He also serves on the Foreign Relations; Commerce, Science and Transportation; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committees.
ACTE thanks Sen. Young for demonstrating his commitment to CTE so early in his Senate career by agreeing to join the caucus as a co-chair. We look forward to working with him in the years ahead.
Posted by Jarrod Nagurka on 01/30/2017 at 03:00 PM in CTE Caucus | Permalink
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