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Co-Sponsor the “National School Counseling Week” Resolution

January 29, 2018

I write today to seek your support as an original co-sponsor of a resolution to designate February 5th through 9th, 2018 as “National School Counseling Week.”

Join Us In Supporting Our Students And U.S. Agriculture

January 26, 2018

Research shows that students who eat school breakfast perform better on standardized tests, behave better in the classroom and have better attendance.  Still, far too many students – especially those living in poverty – arrive at school hungry each day. 

This Week: Cosponsor Resolution Honoring Catholic Schools Week

January 25, 2018

America’s Catholic schools educate nearly 2 million students a year.  Along with the academic excellence these institutions offer, students also receive a broad education emphasizing the lifelong development of moral, intellectual, physical, and social values.

Co-sponsor the “National School Counseling Week” Resolution

January 25, 2018

I write today to seek your support as an original cosponsor of a resolution to designate February 5th through 9th, 2018 as “National School Counseling Week.”

Cosponsor the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Inclusion Act

January 25, 2018

I urge you cosponsor
H.R. 4859, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Inclusion Act. It doesn’t take a scientist to see that the student loan repayment process is confusing. Students choose repayment plans based on uncertain
futures, and are often uninformed about the consequences.  PSLF is intended to assist those who forgo potentially lucrative careers to serve the public good. Currently, borrowers who have selected graduated or extended repayment plans are making payments that
do not count towards their 120 qualifying monthly payments PSLF.

Protect the Independence of the Special Counsel

January 25, 2018

I invite you to join me in as a co-sponsor of H.R. 3654, the “Special Counsel Independence Protection Act,” legislation which I introduced earlier this year to protect the integrity and independence of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into
Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the involvement or collusion, if any, of Trump Campaign operatives in those efforts. Companion legislation (S.1735) has been introduced in the Senate.

Cosponsor the Reaching English Learners Act

January 25, 2018

Ten percent of public school students are English Learners (ELs) whose native language is one other than English. These children, most of whom are US citizens, speak a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese,
and their population is growing.