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Americans are empowered when they have the opportunity to get ahead. Our plan ensures that all Americans – no matter where they start – have the opportunity to succeed through greater access to higher education, affordable tuition, and strong careers.

114TH CONGRESS:

STEM EDUCATION ACT OF 2015
H.R. 1020 – Rep. Lamar Smith

Expands the definition of STEM education to include computer science.  Directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue to award competitive, merit-based grants to support research and development of innovative out-of-school STEM learning and research that advances the field of informal STEM education.

TO AMEND THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986 TO IMPROVE 529 PLANS
H.R. 529 – Rep. Lynn Jenkins

Improves, strengthens, and modernizes 529 college savings plans.


113TH CONGRESS:

STUDENT SUCCESS ACT
H.R. 5 – Rep. John Kline

Eliminates ineffective and duplicative federal programs, consolidates programs that have grown and multiplied over the past 10 years, protects local schools from overreach by Washington bureaucrats, and lets school districts identify, recruit and keep the best teachers possible.

SUCCESS AND OPPORTUNITY THROUGH QUALITY CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT
H.R. 10 – Rep. John Kline

Strengthens and expands access to the successful Charter Schools Program to provide more students with the quality education they’ll need to fill the jobs and drive the innovations of the future.

WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT
H.R. 803 – Rep. Virginia Foxx

Eliminates and streamlines dozens of overlapping federal programs, and helps connect out-of-work Americans with the job training programs they need.

PRESERVING WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR WELFARE PROGRAMS ACT
H.R. 890 – Rep. Dave Camp

Prevents the Obama administration from undermining bipartisan reforms critical to slashing welfare rolls, boosting earnings, and helping millions of Americans out of poverty and into the workforce.

WORKING FAMILIES FLEXIBILITY ACT
H.R. 1406 – Rep. Martha Roby

Helps workers Americans better balance the demands of work and family by removing legal barriers preventing private-sector workers from having the same flexibility as public-sector workers.

VETERANS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ACT
H.R. 2481 – Rep. Bill Flores

Improves programs that promote economic opportunity and ensures our nation’s veterans have the tools and resources they need to find the jobs they deserve

STUDENT AND FAMILY TAX SIMPLIFICATION ACT
H.R. 3393 – Rep. Diane Black

Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to consolidate certain tax benefits for educational expenses, and for other purposes.

STRENGTHENING EDUCATION THROUGH RESEARCH ACT
H.R. 4366 – Rep. Todd Rokita

Strengthens the Federal education research system to make research and evaluations more timely and relevant to State and local needs in order to increase student achievement.

AMERICA GIVES MORE ACT
H.R. 4719 – Rep. Tom Reed

Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend and expand the charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory.

CHILD TAX CREDIT IMPROVEMENT ACT
H.R. 4935 – Rep. Lynn Jenkins

Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make improvements to the child tax credit.

STRENGTHENING TRANSPARENCY IN HIGHER EDUCATION ACT, AS AMENDED
H.R. 4983 – Rep. Virginia Foxx

Simplifies and streamlines the information regarding institutions of higher education made publicly available by the Secretary of Education, and for other purposes.

STEM EDUCATION ACT
H.R. 5031 – Rep. Lamar Smith

Defines STEM education to include computer science, and to support existing STEM education programs at the National Science Foundation.

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY INCLUDE:

  • Enacted student loan reform that ties interest rates to the market, making it easier to pay for college. (H.R. 1911 – 113th Congress)
  • Enacted job training reform that helps connect unemployed Americans with the skills they need to take on good-paying jobs. (H.R. 803 – 113th Congress)
  • Enacted a farm bill that supports small businesses and beginning farmers and ranchers with training access to capital. (H.R. 2642 – 113th Congress)

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