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Congressman Paul Mitchell

Representing the 10th District of Michigan


As a parent, I know that success looks different for each child.   I frequently hear from parents, teachers, and school boards in my district that with more local flexibility, they can better meet the needs of students.  As a member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, I am focused on returning power where it belongs – with teachers, schools, and parents.  

The College Transparency Act 

Today's students and their families need accurate, accessible, and comprehensive information to choose the college that best fits their individual needs.  Unfortunately, important information about whether or not a particular college or major pays off for students is currently incomplete. I recently introduced the College Transparency Act to address the shortcomings of the current reporting system and enable students to make better informed enrollment decisions.  To learn more, click here.

More on Education

January 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Members of Congress Paul Mitchell (R-MI), John Rutherford (R-FL), Neal Dunn (R-FL), Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Don Bacon (R-NE), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Tom Reed (R-NY), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), Chris Collins (R-NY), and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statements after reintroducing H.R.

January 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressional School Choice Caucus co-chairs, Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI) and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following joint statement on the declaration of National School Choice Week:


December 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressmen Paul Mitchell (MI-10), John Rutherford (FL-04), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Neal Dunn (FL-02), Al Lawson (FL-05), Lloyd Smucker (PA-16), and Don Bacon (NE-02) released the following statements after introducing H.R. 7209, the School Resource Officer Act, which assists law enforcement agencies in hiring additional school resource officers (SROs) by directing funds for cost-share grants to pay the salaries and benefits of SROs.


November 29, 2018 Page

As a nation, we must recognize that school safety is a collaborative effort, which involves schools working as partners with law enforcement agencies. As we examine ways to prevent future school violence, investing in this community partnership should be a priority for Congress.

October 2, 2018 Press Release

Shelby Township, Michigan – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement following the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement of more than $70 million nationwide in grants to promote school safety through the COPS School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP):


July 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement after the House concurred with the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The bill now moves to President Trump for signature.


June 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) today announced Rep. Paul Mitchell (MI-10) will join him and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) as a co-chair of the Congressional School Choice Caucus.


Messer, who founded the School Choice Caucus in 2014, will continue as a co-chair for the remainder of the 115th Congress.


May 23, 2018 Press Release

Mitchell Introduces Bill to Help Educate Homeless and Foster Youth

March 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement this afternoon following passage of H.R. 1625, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018:


February 15, 2018 Page

The American workforce must be ready to meet our nation’s expanding infrastructure needs. During President Trump’s State of the Union Address, he stressed an overhaul of our nation’s aging infrastructure as a national priority, as well as the need to prepare Americans to fill the millions of jobs that will be created by a major rebuilding of our infrastructure. The Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills (BUILDS Act) helps achieve this goal through partnerships that encourage industry growth, and improve worker training, placement, and retention.