Media Advisory: Committee on Education and the Workforce to Host Bipartisan Innovation Forum and Showcase

The Committee on Education and the Workforce will host a bipartisan Innovation Forum and Showcase on July 25, 2018. Members of the Committee on Education and the Workforce have invited innovators from their congressional districts to come to Washington to share with Congress and the public how they are addressing the nation’s education and workforce development challenges. The Innovation Forum and Showcase will highlight 24 innovators who are running education and workforce development programs ...

Chairwoman Foxx Urges Continued Department of Labor Action to Improve the Job Corps Program

Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) today sent a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta following up on the Committee’s ongoing oversight of the Job Corps program. The letter noted concerns about the Job Corps program’s failing safety record, and urged the Secretary to continue advancing reforms that will keep students safe. “Active congressional oversight is essential to making improvements in underperforming federal programs, and I know you share my commitment to ensuring improve...

Opening Statement of Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) Chairman, Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Hearing on “Examining the Summer Food Service Program.”

Good morning, and welcome to today’s subcommittee hearing. I would like to thank members of the subcommittee and our witnesses for joining us today to examine the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program and discuss how we can responsibly ensure that the most disadvantaged children have access to nutritious meals during the summer months. Last Congress, we considered legislation to reform this program by reinvesting funds from other child nutrition programs that were in many cases benefiting middle-cl...

Subcommittee Examines the Summer Food Service Program

Today, the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), held a hearing to examine the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), discuss its importance, and address known challenges within the program. “In America today, nearly 1 in 4 children live in households below the poverty line. Of these kids, over one million are classified as food insecure, meaning their parents cannot or do not provide consistent access to enough nutritious food for...

THIS WEEK: Subcommittee Hearing on the Summer Food Service Program

On Tuesday, July 17 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education will hold a hearing on “Examining the Summer Food Service Program.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will explore the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), discuss the importance of the program, and identify challenges providers face in serving meals during the summer months. W...

WATCH: Members Talk CTE

Last year, the Committee on Education and the Workforce delivered bipartisan legislation to rejuvenate and reform career and technical education. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, passed unanimously by the House of Representatives, will encourage more Americans to pursue pathways to high-wage, high-demand industry jobs. Career and technical education is the answer to empowering students, strengthening our workforce, and emboldening the nation’s economy. B...

Three Lessons: Oregon campuses need intellectual freedom: Guest opinion

Across the country, intellectual freedom and free speech on college campuses have increasingly come under partisan attack. With free speech being pushed into so-called free speech zones and invited speakers facing hostility and shutdown when visiting campuses, the free exchange of ideas isn’t so free any longer. A recent opinion piece from Bruce Gilley, a professor at Portland State University, highlighted some of these challenges at campuses across Oregon and explained how the PROSPER Act will ...

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