Sending Office: Honorable Scott Taylor
Sent By:
Laura.Lyon@mail.house.gov

        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Current Co-Sponsors: Fleischmann, Lipinski, Kilmer, Larsen, Evans, Moulton, Correa, Cole, Hanabusa, Sean Patrick Maloney, Rosen

Supporting Organizations: TechNet, Computer Science Education Coalition

Dear Colleague,

As this week is Computer Science Week, Reps. Scott Taylor (R-VA), Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) invite you to join us in cosponsoring H. Con. Res. 95, a resolution expressing support for the use of public-private
partnerships to bring computer science education to more K-12 classrooms.

Currently, only forty percent of students have access to Computer Science education in grades K-12, despite the fact that 9 out of 10 parents say they want computer science taught in their children’s schools. It is projected that by 2020 there will be 1.4
million computer-science-related jobs available, but only about 400,000 computer science graduates to fill them, resulting in a $500 billion opportunity gap.

In an increasingly globalized world, we need to be on the forefront of education, leading in innovation and technology in order to remain competitive in the 21st Century. The job landscape in America is rapidly changing and we need to be providing
students at an early age with the resources and opportunities they need to become the next generation of leaders and innovators.

Our resolution expresses support for public-private partnerships to help address this current skills gap. It is imperative that we continue to support and encourage governments at the local, state, and federal levels to collaborate with tech industries to
expand computer science education into more communities across the country.

To sign as a cosponsor, or if you have any questions, please contact Laura Lyon in Rep. Taylor’s office at
laura.lyon@mail.house.gov,  Joel Creswell in Rep. Lipinski’s office at
joel.creswell@mail.house.gov, Will Strother in Rep. Fleischmann’s office at
will.strother@mail.house.gov, or Marc Canellas in Rep. Kilmer’s office at
marc.canellas@mail.house.gov

Sincerely,

 

Scott Taylor                        Dan Lipinski                       Chuck Fleischmann              Derek Kilmer
Member of Congress         Member of Congress          Member of Congress            Member of Congress

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Education

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.Con.Res.
Bill Type: 95
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