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House Republicans Talk School Choice, Voice Support for Betsy DeVos

Communications • February 7, 2017

Photo Credit: School Choice Week Today, in a historic vote, the Senate confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Every child is special and unique, and in order for our students to succeed, they need an education system as special and unique as them. After years of top-down …

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Taking Care of the People’s Business

Communications • July 14, 2015

“We trust people to make better decisions for themselves than the Federal Government ever will.” Republican Leadership Press Conference: July 14, 2015 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) Chair McMorris …

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Opportunities > Education | Student Success Act

Every Student. Every Opportunity.

Jared Powell • July 9, 2015

The federal government has more control over elementary and secondary education than ever before, with top-down, government-knows-best rules, regulations, and policies.  They dictate how states and school districts gauge school performance, spend limited taxpayer dollars, and hire and fire teachers.  House Republicans passed a solution that puts the power back into the hands of parents and …

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Opportunities > Empowerment > Education

Congress in the Classroom

Jared Powell • March 12, 2015

When in Washington, D.C., House Republicans have regularly used digital technology to connect with students of all ages back home.  Just two weeks ago, Rep. Rick Allen held a Google Hangout to answer questions from students at Emanuel County Institute in Twin City, GA. But nothing beats real-life Congress in the Classroom. This week, several House Republicans visited …

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Opportunities > DHS | Education | Energy | Keystone XL

Points of View

Communications • February 26, 2015

While the President was busy saying “no” to Keystone, House Republicans were busy advancing solutions that will grow our economy, expand domestic energy production, and create equal opportunity in education. This week we focused on solutions that will empower all students from the ground up. Watch and read below for this week’s points of view! …

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Opportunities > CMR | College savings | Education

McMorris Rodgers: Expanding Opportunities From Elementary to College

Communications • February 25, 2015

“Everyone in this country should have an equal opportunity to get a great education, from elementary school to college – and we stand here committed to making that happen.” Republican Leadership Press Conference February 25, 2015 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris …

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Opportunities > CMR | Education | Opportunity

McMorris Rodgers, Hatch and Rubio Lead the Charge to Innovate America’s Classrooms

Communications • February 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement today after introducing H.R. 678, the 21st Century Classroom Innovation Act, which encourages the use of blended learning in the classroom. “As the mom of three young children, I’ve seen firsthand …

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Republican Weekly Address – Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)

Communications • January 31, 2015

This week, Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, delivers the Weekly Republican Address. Jenkins discusses common-sense solutions to lower costs and expand opportunity for middle-class families, including a plan she introduced this week to protect college savings.

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Opportunities > Education

What college means for today’s students

Jared Powell • October 22, 2014

Fall is in full swing  — which for college students brings a new semester of classes, football and midterms. But for many students, college comes with a hefty price tag.  The rising cost of higher education has grown into a crisis of unprecedented proportions. According to USA Today, “Total student loan debt was $240 billion in 2003, …

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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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