• ICYMI: New Opportunities to Help Students, Workers, and Job Creators
    Feb 16, 2017  - By Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) What a difference an election can make. Across the country, there is renewed hope and confidence in the future. Expectations are high, as they should be. Now it’s time to do the hard work necessary to live up to those expectations. For eight years, families and small bu... More
  • Rethinking Pathways to Prosperity
    Sep 8, 2016  - Career and technical education helps students acquire the education, skills, and experience they need to compete and succeed in the workforce. That’s why Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA) introduced—and the committee unanimously approved—the Strengthening Career and Techni... More
  • Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL): A Better Way to Fight Poverty
    Jun 8, 2016  - “The answer to the welfare crisis is work, jobs, self-sufficiency, and family integrity; not a massive new extension of welfare.” Those aren’t the words of a southern, conservative Republican in 2016. Instead, those are the words of liberal, former New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Far too o... More
  • Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN): We Need School Lunch Reforms
    May 23, 2016  - As a country, we have long worked to ensure all individuals have an equal opportunity to achieve success. A quality education is one of the best paths to a brighter future, but students cannot learn and succeed in class if they are hungry or lack proper nutrition. That’s why ensuring all kids have ... More
  • Rep. Roe: Restoring Local Control to K-12 Education
    Dec 2, 2015  - Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN): Restoring Local Control to K-12 Education Since I was sworn in to Congress in 2009, I've proudly served on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. A former mayor, I am keenly aware of the importance of our educators and school administrators. They shape the f... More
  • Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC): Replace NCLB to Improve Education, Empower Parents
    Dec 1, 2015  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC): Replace No Child Left Behind to Improve Education, Empower Parents As a child, my family’s home didn’t have electricity or running water. My parents, while dedicated and hardworking, were poor with little formal education. Fortunately, I was pushed by the right people – t... More
  • WSJ: No Child Left Behind’s Successor
    Nov 30, 2015  - After nearly a year of legislative work, Congress is poised to replace No Child Left Behind and improve K-12 education. Both the House and Senate passed separate proposals to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act this summer, and now a bicameral conference committee has put forward... More