• Additional Assistance—Without the Additional Cost
    May 24, 2016  - The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act (H.R. 5003) takes a number of positive steps to help ensure all children have access to healthy meals. Introduced by Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN), the bill contains commonsense reforms th... More
  • Better Serving Students and Families
    May 18, 2016  - Since the passage of the National School Lunch Act in 1946, child nutrition programs have played a significant role in the lives of millions of vulnerable children and families. Helping all children receive nutritious meals has helped students learn and succeed in the classroom. However, in recent y... More
  • #TBT: A Student Loans Success Story
    May 12, 2016  - Picture it. Washington, D.C., 2013. Policymakers are embroiled in a self-made crisis as student loan interest rates are on the brink of doubling. The president joins House Republicans in calling for a long-term, market-based solution that would get Washington out of the business of arbitrarily setti... More
  • Small Businesses: For the Dreamers, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs
    May 5, 2016  - Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of the American Dream, and small businesses make that dream a reality for so many individuals. As the country’s primary job creators, small businesses employ more than 56 million Americans and play an integral part in the country’s much-needed—albeit ... More
  • A Matter of Fact: Improving Child Nutrition
    May 3, 2016  - Helping children access nutritious meals has long been a national priority. That’s why House Republicans have introduced H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, to strengthen nutrition assistance for children, families, and taxpayers. Introduced by Early Childhood, Elemen... More
  • Keeping Our Promises to Working Families and Small Businesses
    Apr 28, 2016  - Five years ago, when the Department of Labor first issued an extreme proposal to rewrite the rules governing investment advice, House Republicans made a commitment to workers and small businesses—that we would do everything in our power to protect access to affordable retirement advice. And we’re fo... More
  • Combating an Epidemic, Protecting the Most Vulnerable
    Apr 27, 2016  - Every day, 78 Americans die from an opioid overdose, and every 25 minutes, a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal. These are just two of the shocking consequences of a growing epidemic destroying communities and families across the country. They’re also two of the reasons why the House is w... More
  • Ending the Cycle of Poverty
    Feb 4, 2016  - Life changing – that’s how Denisha Merriweather described the impact of school choice on her life. Denisha shared her personal story yesterday at a hearing where members discussed the many ways school choice helps students escape underperforming schools and access a quality education. Because Denish... More
  • Getting It Right
    Feb 1, 2016  - Protecting the retirement security of hardworking Americans is an important bipartisan priority. This week, the Committee on Education and the Workforce will consider a bipartisan legislative solution that will do just that. This effort stands in stark contrast to the extreme, partisan approach unde... More
  • Extending the Promise of #SchoolChoice
    Jan 28, 2016  - This week marks the 5th annual National School Choice Week, a time for students, parents, teachers, local leaders, and policymakers to celebrate how school choice is paving the way toward a brighter future for millions of students. The numbers speak for themselves: 100,000 students graduate from hom... More