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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

September 11, 2019 Page

On Saturday, October 12, 2019 the Office of Congressman Paul Mitchell is excited to host a military service academy day for students, teachers, and administrative staff who would like to learn more about the United States Military service academies.


April 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congressmen Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), and Don Bacon (R-NE) introduced the Removing Barriers to Foster Youth Success in College Act, which revises certain federal TRIO policies and practices to remove barriers to participation for homeless youth, and students in foster care. Federal TRIO programs are outreach and student service programs designed to identify and aid individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.


March 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Paul Mitchell (R-MI) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) released the following joint statement after this week President Donald Trump released the administration’s higher education priorities and signaled support for college transparency.


March 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Josh Harder (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan College Transparency Act to enable students and families to make more informed choices about education after high school.


February 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI) announced the “Congressional School Choice Caucus” will be renamed the “Congressional Caucus on Education Innovation and Opportunity.”


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):