Education serves an important role in both our lives and in our society. Working to ensure access to high quality and affordable education for more students, including those in our rural communities, has been a fundamental priority of mine in Congress.
Education serves an important role in both our lives and in our society. Working to ensure access to high quality and affordable education for more students, including those in our rural communities, has been a fundamental priority of mine in Congress. I have been proud to serve on the House Committee on Education & the Workforce and was appointed by House Speaker Paul Ryan to serve on the committee tasked with settling the differences between the House and Senate versions of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. This law replaces No Child Left Behind and will prepare students for the 21st century economy, empower parents to get out of the bleachers and back in the classrooms, and allow dedicated educators to teach and inspire our future generations.
The recent economic downturn is a reminder of how critically important education and training opportunities are to students and workers in an increasingly competitive global economy. That's why I believe strengthening and expanding our skilled workforce is paramount to preserving our nation’s technical job base and remaining globally competitive. Throughout my time in Congress, I have served on the Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, to advocate one of the most important and effective ways for our communities to produce a well-educated and skilled workforce in the United States. I now serve as Co-Chairman of the CTE Caucus, and during the current Congress our goals remain the same – to enhance awareness in Congress of the importance of career and technical education and advance policies that improve skilled labor education and support tech-related small business job growth.
For more information concerning my work and views on Education, please contact my Washington, DC office.
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