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  • Congressmen Rooney-Norman Introduce the Pell for Performance Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington, DC – Congressmen Francis Rooney (FL-19) and Ralph Norman (SC-05) introduced the Pell for Performance Act. This legislation seeks to motivate students to graduate within six years. If students are not able to complete their degree within six years, this act would compel them to repay the grant in the form of an unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Congressman Rooney stated, “This act will focus efforts of both colleges and students to complete their degrees in a timely manner as well as bring ... Read more

  • Congressman Rooney Sponsors Bill to Cut Wasteful Government Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressman Rooney Sponsors Bill to Cut Wasteful Government Programs Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney introduced legislation to eliminate wasteful government spending programs currently existing within the Department of Education. The bill, H.R. 3957, would repeal Title VIII of the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This repeal will remove the ability to fund dozens of special interest programs, resulting in smaller government and less spending. Congressman Rooney stated. “Elimi... Read more

  • Congressman Francis Rooney Votes to Support Career and Technical Education, Expanding Opportunity in Southwest Florida
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Education

    Congressman Francis Rooney Votes to Support Career and Technical Education, Expanding Opportunity in Southwest Florida Washington, DC - This afternoon, Congressman Francis Rooney voted in support of H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (CTE). Current policies restrict the ability of states to invest federal resources in efforts that prioritize economic growth and local needs. This occurs at a time when critical industries have vacant jobs but not e... Read more

  • The Department of Education Must Die - or Evolve
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    One of many encouraging policy changes President Donald J. Trump has inaugurated to date is his executive order requiring federal agencies to conduct internal reviews. Agencies are directed to find ways to operate more efficiently and eliminate wasteful spending. If President Trump seriously wants to reduce wasteful spending and reform government, the United States Department of Education (DOE) is a good place to start. The DOE was created in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter, basically to satisfy ... Read more