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.
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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.
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.
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):
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.
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.
Mitchell Introduces Bill to Help Educate Homeless and Foster Youth
WASHINGTON - Congressman Paul Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement this afternoon following passage of H.R. 1625, The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018:
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.
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), and Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) introduced H.R. 4942, the Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills (BUILDS) Act, which encourages partnerships to prepare the American workforce to modernize and expand the nation’s aging infrastructure systems.
Mitchell Statement on Reauthorization of Higher Education Act Markup
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Mitchell (MI-10) released the following statement on the markup of the Higher Education Reauthorization: