The Community College Caucus began in 2005 as a bipartisan forum for Members of Congress to exchange information about issues affecting the nation’s community colleges. With the endorsement of founding co-chair Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC), the House Committee on Administration officially recognized the Community College Caucus with the following charter:
"The Community College Caucus recognizes that community colleges play an important and distinctive role in the American education system. Community colleges provide a low cost, close-to-home education to more than 11.6 million students a year. The ability of the community college to adapt to the needs of the community situates them to play a key role in training workers in our evolving economy. The purpose of the CCC is to raise awareness within the House of Representatives about the unique role of community colleges within the American educational system. The Caucus will serve as a forum to identify and discuss current issues which affect community colleges."
Senators Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Richard Burr (R-NC) established a Senate Congressional Community College Caucus in April 2007. ACCT works closely with members of the House and Senate Community Colleges to inform deliberations on policies impacting community colleges nationwide.Content to come.