McKeon Named Policymaker Of The Year
McKeon recognized for education policy.
Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) was named today Policymaker of the Year for 2007 by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
The award is presented annually by the ACTE Board of Directors to recognize policymakers who have had a significant impact on policy related to career and technical education during the past year. ACTE is the nation's largest not-for-profit education association dedicated to education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers.
"This is a great honor. I take education and education issues very seriously. To be recognized for my work on something that I care so much about means a lot," said McKeon.
McKeon was recognized for his work in helping to pass the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act in 2006 as Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee. He was also recognized for his bipartisan commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for all Americans. McKeon was also instrumental in passing the Workforce Investment Act and the No Child Left Behind Act.
"Education is key to everything this nation is and to its place in the world," added McKeon. "This country offers so many chances for improvement if only you are placed to take advantage of them. Education, from the elementary to the collegiate level, is the key to taking advantage of those opportunities."