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Cosponsor the Reaching English Learners Act

January 24, 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.

Give Students a Second Chance!

January 24, 2018

I write to invite you to cosponsor
H.R. 3252, the Second Chance for Students Act, because one mistake shouldn’t mean the end of a student’s education.

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

January 24, 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. 

Cosponsor H.R. 2308: The 21st Century SHOP CLASS

January 24, 2018

From Benjamin Franklin and the lightening rod to Thomas Edison and the lightbulb, we have always been a country of inventors. The ability to imagine, tinker,
and create new inventions is one of the legacies of our history, and it must be an essential part of our country’s future. It is our responsibility to ensure that every child believes they can be the next great inventor or entrepreneur, and that they are given
the opportunity in school to enhance the skills necessary to accomplish these goals.

Co-Sponsor Resolution Recognizing January as National Mentoring Month

January 24, 2018

Please join us in supporting a resolution recognizing January as National Mentoring Month.

Become a Cosponsor: Resolution Honoring Catholic Schools Week

January 24, 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 23, 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 23, 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.