• The PROSPER Act: "We must do a better job of promoting careers in the skilled trades..."
    Jun 18, 2018  - The Committee on Education and the Workforce received the following letter on behalf of Associated Builders and Contractors praising the PROSPER Act. Here is what it had to say: June 15, 2018 U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Representative, On behalf of Associated Builders a... More
  • THE PROSPER ACT: A Work Study Program for the Future
    Jun 12, 2018  - Only 13 percent of Americans agree college graduates in this country are well prepared for success in the workplace. A recent survey showed that only 2 in 5 managers believe college graduates are well-equipped for a job in their field. One of the few successful programs in the federal postsecondary... More
  • Religious Leaders Support the PROSPER Act
    May 31, 2018  - Groups advocating for religious freedom notified the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the following letter sent to Speaker Paul Ryan supporting the many important ways the PROSPER Act protects the free expression of religion in postsecondary education. Here’s what the letter had to say: M... More
  • What You May Have Missed During Last Week’s Hearing with Secretary DeVos
    May 29, 2018  - Last week, members of the Committee on the Education and the Workforce had the opportunity to question Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about many different priorities for the future of education in this country. While Republicans and Democrats have different thoughts on approaches to education, a th... More
  • PROSPER Act Featured on CBN News
    May 24, 2018  - House Chairwoman Behind New Education Reform Bill Knows Financial Burden College Can Bring By Abigail Robertson — May 22, 2018 WASHINGTON – With the rise of community colleges and a new emphasis on vocational skills, the nature of secondary education is changing. CBN News recently interviewed a law... More
  • ICYMI: Congress, pass the PROSPER Act for federal student aid reform
    May 23, 2018  - By Rachelle Peterson — May 23, 2018 It has been 53 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the Higher Education Act into law, and 10 years since it was reauthorized, under President Obama. Over the years, the law — which touches nearly every aspect of higher education — has turned into a specia... More
  • ICYMI: Rep. Virginia Foxx: Honor the class of 2018 by giving their successors a better deal
    May 21, 2018  - By Chairwoman Virginia Foxx — May 17, 2018 Graduation season is upon us once again, and for millions of Americans who are finally about to get their hands on a baccalaureate degree, the road has been longer and more expensive than ever. Far too many students graduating with what they thought would ... More