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Recent college graduates are still waiting…

Communications • September 8, 2014

As college students all across the country begin a new school year, they do so with the promise of a better, brighter future. Unfortunately, far too many college graduates today are struggling to find a job and begin their career. According to research by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the demand for college …

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Opportunities > Education | Opportunity

Making college more affordable for everyone

Rep Peter Roskam • September 2, 2014

Rep. Peter Roskam represents Illinois’ 6th Congressional District and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee. Below is an excerpt from an op-ed he published today at mySuburbanLife.com. Summer has ended and that means it’s back to school time for families across the country. For those parents who recently loaded up the car and dropped their kids off at college, …

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5 things (still) on our summer wish list

Communications • August 4, 2014

House Republicans have passed more than 40 jobs bills that are now stuck in the Senate. Since it’s apparent we can’t get them all through a stubborn Democratic-controlled Senate, we have a shorter, more realistic wish list for Senator Reid that will help hardworking Americans. 1.  The Northern Route Approval Act This bill approves the construction of the …

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Opportunities > Education | Opportunity

Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential

Communications • August 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after introducing H.R. 5303, the 21st Century Classroom Innovation Act, which encourages the use of blended learning in the classroom. “In the past few years we’ve seen an increase in the number of classrooms integrating technology – and these …

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Opportunities > Education | Young People

The concerns of students are the concerns of all Americans

Communications • July 31, 2014

Tuition costs are skyrocketing at a rate that outpaces the price of housing, food, and even medical expenses. Since 2004, the price of public four-year colleges and universities has increased by 42%. Since 2009, college students are paying 25% more – and in some states, like California, Florida, and Washington, they’re paying over 50% more. And …

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Opportunities > Education | Families

McMorris Rodgers: Making Life Easier for American Families

Communications • July 25, 2014

Washington D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 3393, the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act  and H.R. 4935, the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014, both of which simplify the tax code for American families and students. “Right now, too …

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Opportunities > Empowerment > Education | Opportunity

Empowering students through greater opportunity

Communications • July 24, 2014

College is expensive. Grants and scholarships are hard to navigate. Sitting in a classroom is time consuming. Yet the importance of continued education has never been greater. In our current knowledge-based economy, higher education is practically essential – yet costs and time are holding back too many Americans from these opportunities. So this week, House Republicans voted to make higher education …

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Opportunities > Education

McMorris Rodgers: Stepping Stones to Succeed

Communications • July 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 4984, the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act, which increases awareness for students and families participating in the federal loan program. “As someone who is still paying off student loans, I know firsthand how important it is …

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Opportunities > Education | Opportunity

McMorris Rodgers: New Opportunities for Students Everywhere

Communications • July 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3136, the bipartisan Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2014, sponsored by Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), which encourages innovation and flexibility in higher education and of H.R. 4983, the Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act, sponsored by Secretary …

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Opportunities > Education | Opportunity

Guest Post: $tudents Lack Loan Literacy

Rep Keith Rothfus • July 23, 2014

To many people, obtaining a college education is the American Dream.  The United States is the greatest country in the world and is home to some of the world’s best colleges and universities.   But we can’t just make the goal of higher education more attainable. It’s about providing an opportunity for students to receive that …

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