Sending Office: Honorable Eric Swalwell
Sent By:
Caitlyn.McNamee@mail.house.gov

Dear Colleague:

Please join me in expanding opportunities for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students from kindergarten to career by cosponsoring the STEM K to Career Act

U.S. students and employees in STEM drive innovation in the economy by generating new ideas, founding new businesses, and beginning new industries.  But, it is no secret that the U.S. is lagging behind its international competitors in STEM fields, and, as
a result, many STEM jobs go unfilled.

That is why I introduced the STEM K to Career Act, to help improve our education system and help expand opportunities for Americans in STEM fields.

The STEM K to Career Act would:

  • Create a loan forgiveness program for STEM teachers working in low-income K-12 schools;
  • Make permanent the $250 teacher school supplies tax credit and add an additional above the line deduction for STEM education supplies purchased by teachers of up to $250 dollars, and adjust that tax credit to inflation;
  • Create a tax credit of up to $2,000 for a paid STEM internship and a $2,000 tax credit for employers that create a Department of Labor approved apprenticeship program in a STEM fields; and,
  • Require institutions of higher education with Federal Work Study programs to use at least seven percent of the funds for STEM related jobs.

These solutions would work to help create a ladder to opportunity for STEM students across the country from elementary school to employment. It is time to close the STEM gap and ensure that America continues to be a leader in innovation and technology for
generations to come.

Join me in supporting our innovation economy.  If you would like to be a cosponsor of the STEM K to Career Act or have additional questions, please contact Cait McNamee (Cait.McNamee@mail.house.gov).

Sincerely,

 

Eric Swalwell                   
Member of Congress        

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