Education

“You can’t grow your economy if you don’t have an educated workforce.” – Those words from Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick could not be more true. Texas is leading the way with bold, conservative education reform that ditches the idea of “college for all” and instead gives students and their parents multiple pathways to a career. Teachers, administrators and students must be held accountable for competent performance. The system should be free from undue bias, which can distort students' perspectives on the world they must interact with to be competitive in a global market.
Tim Cameron, St. Mary’s County Sheriff, said the incident occurred in a hallway at Great Mills High School slightly before 8 A.M. ET when classes would have begun. According to Cameron, the shooter used a handgun to shoot...
Each Spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each Congressional district. Since the competition began in...
One of the main concerns for residents of Montgomery County is the increasing property tax burden. The county and state government finance systems are so complex that it is easy for misconceptions to arise about how the...
I rise today to congratulate the City of San Antonio and its residents on the 300th anniversary of the city’s founding. San Antonio has grown from a small farming community along the banks of the San Antonio River into the...
Recently, I was asked by a federal judge to appear on a panel of three at an Inns of Court in Houston on the topic, “Free Speech on Campus.”  The room was filled with federal, state and local judges, and attorneys.  The...
At bottom, it comes down essentially to whether we place primacy on the individual or on the collective. I place it on the individual, though it might seem selfish and undemocratic not to place primacy on the collective or...
Heavy rocket roared to life on Wednesday at 12:30 pm Eastern, as SpaceX fired up the 27 Merlin engines that power the triple-booster rocket at Kennedy Space Center. Perched atop what CEO Elon Musk claims will be the most...
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-05), ranking member of the House Veterans Affairs Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Committee, and I introduced the Job TOOLS for Veterans Act, bipartisan legislation to expand...
From President Donald Trump to the rise of new nationalist political parties in Europe to a general 
I issued the following statement after voting in favor of Congress’ final conference-reported tax reform bill.
I spent Tuesday night talking to students at UC Santa Barbara about the true record of communism – a chunk of history a rather substantial portion of Americans know nothing about.
This weekend, I presented the Black History Month Congressional Award for Community Service to Professor Jeremy Winston.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), Chairman of the Freedom Caucus, visited Tri-Hishtil a greenhouse operation in Henderson County, NC. Mark Williams, the executive director of Agribusiness Henderson County, estimated that nearly 80...
I am encouraged by recent news that Saudi Arabia has decided to give up control of Belgium’s largest mosque that has long been suspected of radicalizing European Muslims. Although Saudi Arabia is a U.S ally in the fight...
Today Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6) and I announced we plan to launch a new bipartisan Planetary Science Caucus in the United States House of Representatives. The Planetary Science Caucus will unite members of both...
This past week, I was proud to join Sen.
I joined Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) in cosponsoring a bipartisan resolution declaring this week ‘National School Choice Week.’ I also praised Texans celebrating student opportunity and school choice at the over 3,900 school...
Wednesday I appeared on KTSA’s Jack Riccardi Show, where I discussed the major, historic tax reform legislation President Trump recently signed into law, the growing threat of a nuclear North Korea, and the recent protests...
Texas can't sustain its current economic growth without better educating its workforce. Every year there are fewer jobs for people without some kind of degree, and the most innovative companies will not come to Texas if they...
Congressmen Rodney Davis (IL-13) and I recently won our fight to preserve education tax benefits in the final tax reform bill. Both the graduate tuition waiver (Section 117(d)) and employer tuition assistance benefits (...

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