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.
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.
Improves, strengthens, and modernizes 529 college savings plans.
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.
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.
Eliminates and streamlines dozens of overlapping federal programs, and helps connect out-of-work Americans with the job training programs they need.
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.
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.
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
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to consolidate certain tax benefits for educational expenses, and for other purposes.
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.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend and expand the charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make improvements to the child tax credit.
Simplifies and streamlines the information regarding institutions of higher education made publicly available by the Secretary of Education, and for other purposes.
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: