Education

 

"As the son of two school teachers, I understand the importance of ensuring that our students have the tools and skills they need to succeed. Teachers, parents and local governments should be making decisions about educating our children - not Washington DC."

  • Voted YES on the "Forever GI Act", which was signed into law by the president to remove the 15-year time restriction on GI benefits, allowing veterans to pursue further education and training whenever it makes the most sense for their lives. 
  • Voted YES on H.J. Res. 57, which was signed into law by the president to nullify a rule issued by the Department of Education that would implement the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
  • Voted YES on H.J. Res. 58, which was signed into law by the president to nullify a rule issued by the Department of Education that would impose new standards on teacher education and preparation. 
  • Voted YES on the House-passed H.R. 529, which amends the federal tax code to allow commonsense improvements to 529 "college savings plans."
  • Voted YES on the House-passed Student Success Act (H.R. 5), which prohibited the federal government from coercing states to participate in Common Core or national standards, repealed the national accountability metrics and achievement levels, provided Title I portability for low-income students for traditional public and charter schools, and reduced the workforce at the Department of Education by eliminating and consolidating unnecessary and redundant programs. 
  • Cosponsored the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2015 (H.R. 711), which would repeal the “Windfall Elimination Provision” and enable hard working public servants, including teachers, to receive the retirement security they’ve rightfully earned.